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Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans is located on Jefferson Highway, near Uptown New Orleans and includes various facilities and specialty services. 

Visiting Hours

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

Specialized units may have varied visiting times as follows:

Cardiac Unit

  • Visitation is determined on a case by case basis 
  • At times, the number of visitors and the length of visit may be limited by nursing staff.

Coronary Care Unit (CCU). 

  • Visitation is determined on a case by case basis
  • Check with nursing staff. for details

Day of Surgery Waiting Room

  • 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Monday through Friday.
  • Number of visitors may be restricted
  • Children under 12 are not permitted.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

  • Visitation from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Two visitors are allowed at a time (additional visitors may swap in and out)
    • One of these visitors may be allowed to stay overnight. No one under 18 years of age is permitted to stay overnight.
    • Children under 12 are not permitted.

Merrill Hines Surgery Center

  • Up to two visitors per patient
  • Children under 12 are not permitted


  • 24-hour visiting for parents
  • Other visitors should consult with the family or nursing staff
  • After 9 p.m.: parents only

Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

  • 24-hour visiting for parents and grandparents, except during physician rounds and shift changes
  • Other visitors with parental consent
  • Up to two visitors per patient
  • Ask your nurse about the sibling visitation program.

Rehabilitation Unit

  • 4 to 9 p.m. weekdays
  • Noon to 9 p.m. weekends.

Guest Accommodations

Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans recognizes that having a loved one in the hospital can be challenging for family members, especially those living out of the area. For this reason, we offer several options for assistance with sleep arrangements for our out-of-town guests.

The full-service Brent House Hotel adjacent to Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans offers comfortable accommodations at a reasonable price. It is connected by a climate-controlled walkway to the clinic and hospital. All guest rooms are furnished with a flat-screen TV, and in-room refrigerator and microwave. Accommodations include rooms equipped for guests in wheelchairs, an outdoor patio with heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a beautifully planted atrium, a barber shop and a beauty salon.

For reservations, call 504-835-5411. Long distance, call toll-free 800-535-3986.

Volunteer Services

At Ochsner Health, 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 504-842-5085 or click here for more information.

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