Visitor Information

Visiting Hours

Regular hospital room visiting hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. At times, the visiting hours, number of visitors and the length of visiting times may be limited by the nursing staff.

Specialized units may have varied visiting times as follows:

  • Telemetry 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Med/Surg 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Waiting Rooms

A family waiting room is located near the Surgery Department on the first floor for families of surgery patients. A family waiting room is also located near the ICU on the second floor for families of ICU patients. Another family waiting room is located near the Endoscopy Department for families of endoscopy patients and on the fourth floor in the Family Birthing Center. The final waiting area is located in the Emergency Department for those waiting for treatment or for family members of those receiving treatment.

Volunteer Services

At Ochsner Health System, volunteers are an integral part of the service system. There are volunteer opportunities in assisting with patient and non-patient needs in a professional atmosphere throughout the institution.

Volunteer shifts are flexible, with morning and afternoon times available to match your schedule. Volunteer benefits include free parking, discounts at campus restaurants and gift shops and the use of Ochsner’s medical library. Attendance at many of Ochsner’s educational workshops and events are also offered.

Additionally, daily complimentary meals are provided to active volunteers.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering at the hospital, clinic or neighborhood clinics, please call the Volunteer Service Team at 504-464-8546 or 225-755-4986 or click here to fill out an application.

Click here to learn about our Golden Opportunity program