Places to Stay
Brent House Hotel
The Brent House Hotel is located on the same campus at the Ochsner Hospital for Children. The Hotel is in an adjoining building to the Hospital, providing close proximity to hospital rooms.
The Brent House offers extended stay rooms with kitchenettes. Laundry facilities are on-site. Valet parking and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout our guests’ rooms and facilities.
For more information or to make a reservation, click here.
Ronald McDonald House
The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana is to provide a "home-away-from-home" to families of seriously ill children and to provide programs that give comfort, compassion and care to children and their families.
The Ronald McDonald House accepts families of children 21 and under in age who are coming to New Orleans for medical treatment. These families must live at least 25 miles outside of New Orleans.
Referrals to Ronald McDonald House must be made by a nurse or social worker. For more information, click here.
Lodging at Levee Run Apartments
Long-term care of each patient is a collaborative effort among the Ochsner team. Affordable, apartment style accommodations are available for transplant patients and their families during a patient’s care.
Each apartment is furnished, has a full kitchen, and is located within walking distance of the hospital. Social workers can provide more information about these special accommodations.
The Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of ten museums and parks dedicated to nature, including the famed Audubon Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas and Butterfly Garden & Insectarium. Purchase tickets here.
Language and Translation Services
Foreign language interpreters are available to assist non-English speaking patients in all aspects of their care. Language services are available 24 hours/day 7 days/week free of charge. Face-to-Face interpreter service is available at Ochsner Hospital for Children directly through the International Health Services Department at 504-842-3719.
Hours: 7am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. After 5pm, please call the operator (0) for the person on call.
The Ochsner Outpatient Pharmacy is located on the first floor of the Atrium tower lobby. In addition to filling prescriptions, personal toiletries are available.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 6pm.
The Ochsner Blood Bank is located on the 1st floor Atrium Tower near the Medical Library.
There are two public mail drop locations: On the 1st floor near hospital elevators and at the entrance to the Brent House Hotel.
Hours: 7am – 2:15pm
8am - 6pm Monday-Friday, 10am - 4pm Saturday
All rooms in the Ochsner Hospital for Children Pediatric Units are private rooms.
There are telephones in each room. Local calls may be made by dialing 9 and the number. Dial 0 for operator assistance. Long distance calls cannot be made from the hospital room phone.
Each patient room includes a built-in flat-screen television with a DVD player. DVDs can be borrowed from the Child Life Department.
Ochsner Hospital for Children offers free, wireless network access — called OHSGUEST — that patients and visitors may access from throughout the hospital complex.
Staying with your child
We encourage parents to play an active role in their child’s healthcare. While your child is at Ochsner Hospital for Children, we encourage you or a responsible adult to stay with your child at all times.
Please ask your child’s nurse for linens and other needed items for your overnight stay.
PICU/CVICU: No one under the age of 6 is allowed to visit the PICU. Siblings between the ages of 6 and 12 may be permitted to visit only after meeting with a Child Life Specialist. If you feel that your child would benefit from having a sibling visit, speak with your child's nurse. We ask that you give 24 hours advance notice in order for us to arrange this visit.
All other visitors must be at least 14 years old. Pediatric Unit: While a sibling of any age can visit the Peds Unit, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times in any area of the hospital.
The discharge process begins as soon as your child is admitted at Ochsner Hospital for Children. The team providing care for your child will work closely with you and your child in order to provide a safe discharge plan.