Visiting Hours

Visitation is available 24 hours a day. All children must be accompanied by an adult. In the interest of patient safety, people who are ill should not visit patients.

Ochsner Baptist's campus has many open areas to serve as a waiting or resting area.

The Clara Wing has a large, spacious family waiting room on the 3rd floor. This waiting room has access to an outdoor patio, computers with Internet access, a flat screen TV and a comfortable seating area.

The Clara Lobby is a welcoming space for visitors near our café, with ample seating, free Wi-Fi and a grand piano.

The surgery waiting room at Ochsner Baptist is available on the first floor of the Magnolia Building.

Volunteer Services

At Ochsner Health System, volunteers are an integral part of the service system. There are volunteer opportunities available to assist 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 most schedules. 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, active volunteers who work four hours or more daily are provided complimentary meals.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering at the hospital, clinic or neighborhood clinics, please call the Volunteer Service Team at 504-894-2908 or click here to fill out an application.

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