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Ochsner St. Martin Hospital is an acute care hospital serving St. Martin Parish and surrounding communities. Founded as Gary Memorial more than 50 years ago, the hospital honors a strong tradition of providing high quality of care close to home.

The hospital offers a full range of services and award-winning care to meet your needs.

Why Choose Ochsner St. Martin?

Ochsner St. Martin Hospital is committed to delivering high quality, affordable and innovative care to the people of Breaux Bridge. Known for its exceptional patient experience, the 25-bed hospital ranks in the 93rd percentile for both inpatient and emergency department satisfaction and in the 99th percentile for outpatient satisfaction.

Our patient satisfaction scores reflect our sincere dedication to quality care. Ochsner St. Martin Hospital features the only emergency department available in all of St. Martin Parish. As an alternative to the emergency department, Ochsner St. Martin offers primary care through a walk-in community health clinic.

In 2021, Ochsner St. Martin Hospital completed an $18 million, 30,000-square-foot expansion that more than doubled the size of the hospital while enhancing our ability to offer the latest in patient-care technologies and more services than ever before. With its modern updates, new equipment and amenities, patients can now receive advanced treatment and care as they recover.

Upgrades included:

  • 25 new patient rooms outfitted with special display screens that provide real-time chart updates and sync with your records.
  • A nursing unit equipped to accommodate patients with varying levels of care.
  • A new Open-Air MRI machine, so that patients with disabilities, claustrophobia or those that exceed the size limit of a traditional MRI scanner, can get the imaging they need without the added stress.
  • A new surgical suite equipped with modern infection prevention technology that allows for surgery and heart catheterization procedures on site.

Ochsner St. Martin was also named a 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. The Best Places to Work Healthcare Award was created to recognize companies who continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace.


Hospital visiting hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Visitor guidelines: One visitor will be allowed to stay overnight. No more than two visitors may occupy a patient’s room at one time. Children under the age of 12 are permitted in the patient’s room, but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Emergency department: One visitor per patient is allowed.

Chapel hours: Friday 11 a.m.

Our Services

24-hour emergency department:

Ochsner St. Martin Hospital maintains a 24-hour emergency room with a laboratory, CT scan, X-ray, ultrasound and respiratory therapy. Patients who do not have life-threatening health issues are sent to our Fast Track area, which helps them get treated more quickly.

Our hospital also has a shared emergency program with Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center. Cases in which a higher level of care is needed, patients are transferred to Ochsner Lafayette General or another facility if requested.

The emergency room provides appropriate care from qualified staff and related services as required to ensure the best possible outcome. While the emergency room is prepared for medical emergencies, our community health clinic provides treatment for common illnesses and minor injuries.

Community health clinic

Our Community Health Clinic is a great option for medical needs that can’t wait for an appointment. While the emergency room treats patients based on the severity of their condition, the Community Health Clinic sees patients on a first-come, first-served basis with limited wait time.

The Community Health Clinic is conveniently located at 1555 Gary Drive, Suite C, in the physician's office building behind the hospital.

We take appointments and walk-ins

The clinic is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-noon. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 337-909-2460. Appointments are also available through MyOchsner. You can also use MyOchsner to get test results, message your doctor, schedule appointments and easily access your medical history online.

When should I go to the Community Health Clinic?

The Community Health Clinic is usually best for these conditions:

  • A cough or cold that doesn’t get better in several days, or a cough that gets worse and is accompanied by fever.
  • Migraines
  • Low-grade fevers
  • Rash, especially with fever
  • Minor broken bones and sprains
  • Cuts that might need stitches
  • Minor burns
  • Severe or constant vomiting or diarrhea
  • Animal and insect bites
  • Allergies and sinus issues
  • Headache or stomachache
  • Earache
  • Pink eye
  • Painful urination

Hospitalist program

Under the direction of Medical Director Dr. Chad Heinen, our hospitalist program supports our emergency room and inpatient unit. Hospitalists are experienced internal medicine and family medicine physicians who coordinate and manage the care of our inpatients. Our hospitalists guide your care and communicate with your physician on your condition and status. Hospitalists also offer recommendations for continuing your care after discharge. If you don’t have a physician, a hospitalist can step into that role during your stay.

Inpatient acute/skilled nursing unit

The skilled nursing unit is an extended-stay program for patients who are in a transition phase of illness or recovery and no longer require focused care. The unit provides round-the-clock care that helps restore health and independence to patients who are ready for discharge but need a little extra care. The skilled nursing unit offers comprehensive rehabilitation services to patients whose needs cannot be met in an inpatient hospital setting or at home.


At Ochsner St. Martin, our goal is to provide lab testing and blood draw services closer to home as a convenience to the patient, families and their providers.

Our laboratory provides services to St. Martin Parish and surrounding areas. Our staff conducts accurate, reliable and prompt performance of tests and reporting of results while providing the highest level of patient satisfaction and safety. If you need a lab test not offered at Ochsner St. Martin, OLGMC will fulfill those services.

Outpatient services

We provide a variety of outpatient services and treatments. Our outpatient registration area is open Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.  and Saturday, 7-11 a.m. Parking is conveniently located right outside of the building.

Laboratory/blood bank services

  • Cardiopulmonary services
  • Cardiac stress testing
  • Echocardiograms
  • Holter monitoring
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Pulmonary function testing

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic and Heart Failure Disease Management Clinic are in Ochsner St. Martin Hospital Specialty Center.

  • Nutrition Services / Dietary Consultations
  • Therapy Services:
    • Physical therapy
    • Speech therapy
    • Occupational therapy

Radiology and imaging services

  • CT scans
  • Open-Air MRI
  • Digital X-ray
  • Digital mammography
  • Ultrasound (standard and cardiovascular)
  • Nuclear medicine

Ochsner St. Martin Hospital Specialty Center

The Ochsner St. Martin Hospital Specialty Center offers a variety of outpatient therapy services. Whether you are living with diabetes or recovering from a stroke, fall or sports injury, your rehabilitation health care professionals will work closely with you to evaluate your condition and develop an effective, personalized plan of care. Our team of physical, occupational and speech therapists can help you achieve long-term results for many conditions that limit your ability to move and communicate.

The Ochsner St. Martin Hospital Specialty Center also offers an Outpatient Infusion Clinic and Coumadin Clinic. The clinic is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, please call 337-442-6506.

Road to Good Health

Ochsner St. Martin Hospital is offering a free six-week education series focusing on healthy eating and weight loss.

Space is limited. This series is for adults 18 and older. Please bring a list of your medications to the first meeting. There will be an initial health assessment and weekly weigh-ins.

Schedule and Topics


  • Assessment: Weight and body mass index (BMI)
  • Discussion of body mass index
  • Program goal setting
  • Motivation discussion
  • Weekly weight options
  • Weekly dietary log
  • Healthy breakfast (on-the-go)


  • How to shop at the grocery store
  • Reading labels
  • Portion sizes
  • Easy brown bag lunches
  • Review dietary log
  • Provide healthy recipes


  • Safe weight loss
  • Upper body exercise with a physical therapist
  • Disease d (high blood pressure cardiovascular, obesity)
  • Review dietary log


  • Effects of weight loss on disease (DM, gout, sleep apnea)
  • Lower body exercise with physical
  • Tips on handling stress
  • Review dietary log


  • Popular diets
  • Quick and healthy dinner ideas
  • Building a healthy salad
  • Recipes
  • Review dietary log


  • Final weigh-in
  • Navigating healthy fast-food options
  • calorie snack list
  • 100 calorie cocktails
  • One-pot meal recipes
  • Healthy summer recipes
  • Form feedback survey

Wound Care Center

The Wound Care Center is located at 1555 Gary Drive, Suite A, in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. We are open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, please call 337-909-2474.

Our team of wound care specialists treat several conditions, including:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Trauma wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Podiatric wounds
  • Lymphedema wounds
  • Tunneling wounds
  • All types of acute, long term and chronic wounds

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