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Why choose St. Charles Parish Hospital?

Located in Luling, Louisiana, just 20 minutes from New Orleans, St. Charles Parish Hospital is a 59-bed facility equipped to care for critically ill patients. Since 1959, St. Charles Parish Hospital has been providing quality healthcare to the residents of this community and the surrounding areas and is proud to be fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. St. Charles Parish Hospital earned an ‘A’ hospital safety grade in the fall of 2021 and was again awarded an 'A' rating in the spring of 2022 by The Leapfrog Group, a designation that recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

With seven state-of-the-art ambulances, our staff of paramedics and emergency medical technicians provide emergency response, services and transport when you need care the most.

When seeking quality healthcare, you don’t have to look far. St. Charles Parish Hospital is positioned to accommodate residents on both sides of the Mississippi River and is only minutes from Kenner and the surrounding area. This partnership with Ochsner established the sharing of best medical practices and the implementation of advanced technology resulting in improved quality and expanded access of services offered to our patients.

Awards and Accolades

St. Charles Parish Hospital received numerous awards recently that we are very proud of. The hospital earned an ‘A’ hospital safety grade in the spring of 2024 for the sixth consecutive reporting period by The Leapfrog Group, a designation that recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. In addition, the hospital received the 2023 LAMMICO Patient Safety Award, the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, and the 2023 Gambit Best of New Orleans for Mental Health Care. Finally, SCPH obtained the 2023 Becker’s Great Community Hospitals Award, and the hospital was ranked as a 2023 Top Workplace in the USA. So far this year, SCPH received the 2024 Louisiana Hospital Association Quality Improvement Award and Newsweek ranked Ochsner Health America's Greatest Workplaces for Women 2024.

Contact Us

At St. Charles Parish Hospital, we value your opinions and strive to do everything possible to meet your expectations related to your healthcare needs. Our goal is to continuously improve our services and your feedback is an important part of that process.

For more information about our hospital, or to schedule an appointment, call us at 985-758-6242.

You may write to us at:

St. Charles Parish Hospital

P.O. Box 87, Luling, LA 70070

Our Services Include:

  • Primary care
  • Cardiology
  • Podiatry
  • Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Behavioral health
  • Emergency services
  • Intensive care
  • Outpatient Imaging (MRI, mammography, sonography, bone density)
  • Optometry and ophthalmology 
  • Hepatology
  • Pain management 
  • OB/GYN
  • Performance training
  • Pharmacy
  • Occupational, speech and physical health/therapy 
  • Smoking cessation 

Outpatient Lab Hours

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Outpatient Imaging

Saturday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Therapy & Wellness

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Phone: 985-785-3684

Infusion Center

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Phone: 985-785-5644

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Patient Information

For directions and a map to St. Charles Parish Hospital, click here.

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Visitor Policy

Visitors may include adults and children, over the age of 10, and should be limited to two visitors per patient. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All visitors are expected to adhere to hospital policies. Visitors are reminded to be sensitive to the needs of our patients by conducting themselves in a quiet, polite and courteous manner.

Hours of Visitation:


8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.


We currently allow two visitors at a time in our ICU.

9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
8 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Emergency Department

We currently allow one visitor per patient in our emergency department.

Psychiatric Unit

We currently allow two visitors at a time in our psychiatry unit.

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Gift Shop

Lagniappe Gifts and Goodies Gift Shop

The Lagniappe Gifts and Goodies Gift Shop is a well-stocked gift shop with all the latest trends and special gifts. We are committed to excellence by offering beautiful merchandise.

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The revenue generated by the gift shop is used to support patient-related projects throughout the hospital.

The Lagniappe Gifts and Goodies Gift Shop is located on the 1st floor and to the left of The Oyster’s Pearl Cafeteria.

The gift shop is open Tuesday, Thursday and every other Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. You can also call the gift shop at 985-785-4257.

The gift shop is managed by Donna Palahang, our Volunteer Services Director, and staffed by our auxiliary volunteers.

We offer free gift wrap, and the gift shop will even deliver your gift to a patient's room if you are unable to come to the hospital.

Gifts for Patients & Visitors

  • Get well stuffed animals
  • Jewelry
  • Picture frames
  • Seasonal flags
  • Fashionable purses
  • Home décor
  • Home fragrance
  • Inspirational items
  • Candy
  • Cards
  • Toiletries

Gifts for Baby/Children

  • Clothes
  • Stuffed animals
  • Blankets
  • Picture frames
  • Jewelry
  • Toys
  • Books

The Lagniappe Gifts and Goodies Gift Shop offers visitors and patients reasonable prices and great sales throughout the year.


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