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Pediatrics

Why choose Ochsner Health for your pediatric care?

At Ochsner Health, we're proud to have an amazing group of professionals. They're not just experts but also deeply caring and devoted to giving the best care for babies, children, and teenagers. They make complex things easy to understand and are always ready to help. We work in Louisiana, Mississippi, and other areas around the Gulf South. You can find us at your local Ochsner pediatrician’s office, our kids-only emergency room at Ochsner Children's Hospital in New Orleans, or any of our special clinics. No matter where you are, we promise to give your child the best care possible right in your own community. We're here for you, always ready to help and simplify things for you and your family.

At Ochsner Children's Hospital, we're truly dedicated to the well-being of your little ones. We take immense pride in sharing that for three consecutive years, Ochsner Children's Hospital has been ranked No. 1 in Louisiana and among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. We are also the only hospital in the region to be nationally ranked in two children’s specialty areas:

At Ochsner Children's Hospital, we're more than just a hospital. We're part of a larger family that cares deeply about the safety and well-being of children everywhere. We're proud to be a member of Solutions for Patient Safety. This is an incredible network of children’s hospitals across the nation, all working together with one goal - to make healthcare safer and better for children.

We're also a part of a wonderful organization called the Children’s Hospital Association. This group brings together more than 200 children’s hospitals in the United States. Why? To spark innovation in children's healthcare. This means we're always learning, improving, and bringing the very latest knowledge and techniques back to our hospital. What does this mean for you? It means that we can offer cutting-edge care right here at home. It means that we're constantly training and educating our team with the latest information. And most importantly, it means that we're putting the health and happiness of your children first, always.



Ochsner primary care pediatricians provide care for mild to moderate illness or injuries, including:

  • Common colds

  • Coughing or wheezing

  • Cuts and scrapes

  • Ear infections

  • Flu

  • Fever

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Pink eye

  • Rashes or skin infections

  • Sore throat

  • Viruses

Our primary care pediatricians also offer:

  • Developmental screenings

  • Immunizations (shots) and vaccinations

  • Ongoing care and monitoring of chronic conditions, such as allergies, asthma, diabetes and seizure disorders

  • Sports physicals

  • Well-child visits

Many Ochsner pediatric clinics also offer specialized mental healthcare for children in the same office as their pediatrician.

Schedule an appointment

Many Ochsner pediatric care locations offer extended hours, same-day appointments or virtual visits. We also offer appointments for parents and parents-to-be to help you find the right doctor for your child and family. Find a location near you.

Not sure if your child needs a pediatrician visit or the emergency department?

If you aren’t sure what type of care your child needs, our nurse line is here to help. You can call 800-231-5257 to speak with a nurse 24 hours a day.


    Ochsner offers expert pediatric care in more than 30 specialty and subspecialty areas:

    • Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development. This multidisciplinary center offers comprehensive care for children and adolescents with behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities. In addition to medical services, the Boh Center provides educational resources, therapy services and specialized programs, including clinics focused exclusively on:
      • Autism

      • Down syndrome

      • Neuromuscular spasticity

      • Pediatric feeding and swallowing

    • Pediatric cardiology. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Ochsner pediatric cardiology program among the top programs in the United States. We offer a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options for children and adolescents with heart and cardiovascular conditions. We were the first in the Gulf South to perform pediatric valve replacement surgery and the first and only in the region to offer pediatric heart transplants.

    • Pediatric liver transplant program. Ochsner is home to the most extensive and comprehensive pediatric liver transplant program in the region. In addition to offering state-of-the-art surgical procedures, our multidisciplinary liver transplant team provides comprehensive physical and mental healthcare for our young patients and their families.

    • Pediatric sports medicine. Ochsner offers sports medicine care to patients starting at 18 months. Our primary care pediatric sports medicine physician, Olabode Agaja, DO, is specially trained in pediatric care. Pediatric injuries we care for include:

      • Concussion

      • Knee, hip and lower back pain

      • Knee ligament injuries

      • Little league elbow and shoulder

      • Shoulder and other bone dislocation

Other pediatric specialties include:

Ochsner Children's Hospital is a specialized pediatric medical center housed within the Ochsner Medical Center campus on Jefferson Highway. The hospital offers a:

Being in the hospital may be overwhelming or scary for kids and their families. The Ochsner Children's Hospital care team includes Certified Child Life Specialists, a team of experts who focus on helping children and families navigate through the complex feelings and situations that may come with illness, injury or hospitalization.

Food, lodging and shopping are close by for children and families who need to stay close to Ochsner Children's Hospital for multiple days or weeks. Lodging options include Ochsner’s Brent House Hotel, the nearby Ronald McDonald House and several local hotels with discounted rates for families receiving care at Ochsner.

Ochsner Pediatrics provides more than individualized, expert care. We also offer a robust regional healthcare network with more than 25 locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South to meet all of your family’s needs.

Every Ochsner doctor is electronically connected to each other so they can collaborate across departments and locations to help your baby, child or adolescent get the highest quality care possible.

If you move to another part of the region or need to add a specialist to your child’s care team, Ochsner’s comprehensive network of doctors makes the change seamless.

When adolescents and young adults are ready to transition from pediatric to adult-focused care, the collaborative care network at Ochsner makes it easy to switch to another Ochsner doctor, and the new doctor will have immediate access to your child’s medical records. All your child will need to do is make an appointment.

In 2018, Ochsner’s pediatric intensive care unit was awarded the Children’s Hospital Association’s national patient safety award.

Ochsner Pediatrics was the first facility in Louisiana to perform:

  • Implantation of ventricular assist devices in pediatric patients

  • In-utero surgeries

  • Pediatric heart transplants

  • Pediatric liver transplants

  • Pediatric valve replacements

We remain the only facility in the area to offer pediatric heart transplants and other advanced heart procedures for babies and children, and we continue to have the largest pediatric liver transplant program in Louisiana.

Additionally, Ochsner Pediatrics remains at the forefront of innovation in pediatrics through ongoing participation in research and clinical trials.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Pediatrics

Pediatrics Locations

Ochsner Community Health – Brees Family Center (Gretna)
91 Westbank Expressway , #440
Gretna, LA 70053
  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Children’s – Lakeside
4500 Clearview Parkway
Metairie, LA 70006
  • Monday & Wednesday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.-noon
Ochsner Health Center - Founders Building
1150 Robert Blvd. , Suite 330
Slidell, LA 70458
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Eunice
3256 Highway 190
Eunice, LA 70535
  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Ochsner Health Center - Jennings
1322 Elton Road
Jennings, LA 70546
  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-noon
Ochsner American Legion Hospital
1634 Elton Road
Jennings, LA 70546
  • : 4:06 p.m.-4:06 p.m.
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center – Gonzales
2400 South Burnside Ave.
Gonzales, LA 70737
  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
University Pediatrics: A Division of Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics
4212 W. Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner Acadia General Health Center - Crowley
1325 Wright Ave.
Crowley, LA 70526
  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Ochsner LSU Health - Community Health Center, Monroe
1625 Louisville Ave.
Monroe, LA 71201
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics
2390 West Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Acadia General Hospital
1305 Crowley Rayne Highway
Crowley, LA 70526
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner LSU Health - Viking Drive, Multispecialty Center
4481 Viking Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner LSU Health - Spring Lake, Primary Care
8445 Line Ave. , Suite 100
Shreveport, LA 71106
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Old Metairie
800 Metairie Road., Suite A
Metairie, LA 70005
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center for Children - River Chase
69318 LA-21
Covington, LA 70433
  • Mon–Fri: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center for Children - Goodwood
8040 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Ochsner Community Health – Brees Family Center (Howell Boulevard)
7855 Howell Blvd., Suite 320
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
  • Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Singing River Pediatrics - Pascagoula
2809 Denny Ave. , Room 3018
Pascagoula, MS 39581
  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Singing River Pediatrics - Ocean Springs
1129 Ocean Springs Road
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ocean Springs Hospital - Singing River Health System
3109 Bienville Blvd.
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
1023 Provenance Place Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71106
  • Mon–Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Health Center, Fern Avenue
6841 Fern Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71105
  • Mon–Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Community Health - Brees Family Center (Bullard Avenue)
5950 Bullard Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70128
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Health Center
6670 St. Vincent Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71106
  • Mon–Fri: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center – Bluebonnet South
10150 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
  • Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Lake Terrace
1532 Allen Toussaint Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122
  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center
4864 Jackson St.
Monroe, LA 71202
  • Open 24/7
Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development
1319 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
Ochsner Medical Complex - The Grove
10310 The Grove Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70836
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Hancock
149 Drinkwater Blvd. , 2nd Floor
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
  • Mon – Fri: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Center - Hancock
149 Drinkwater Blvd.
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - East Mandeville
3235 East Causeway Approach
Mandeville, LA 70448
  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - St. Bernard
8050 West Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
St. Bernard Parish Hospital
8000 W. Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Zachary
4845 Main St. , Suite D
Zachary, LA 70791
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center For Children - Destrehan
13100 River Road , Suite 250
Destrehan, LA 70047
  • Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
1978 Industrial Blvd.
Houma, LA 70363
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center For Children - Slidell
2370 East Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Mon–Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sat.: 8 a.m.-noon
Ochsner Health Center - Baptist Napoleon Medical Plaza
2820 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Therapy & Wellness: Mon – Fri: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner Children's Hospital
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Slidell
2750 East Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Prairieville
16220 Airline Highway
Prairieville, LA 70769
  • Primary Care: Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Lapalco
4225 Lapalco Blvd.
Marrero, LA 70072
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - O'Neal
16777 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Driftwood
2120 Driftwood Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sat: 8 a.m.-noon
Ochsner Health Center - Algiers
3401 Behrman Place
New Orleans, LA 70114
  • Mon–Fri: 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.