Doctors don’t just make you well – they strive to keep you from getting sick in the first place. The goal of the Ochsner Primary Care team is to be there for you when you’re under the weather, and to help you be the healthiest you the rest of the time.

Why Ochsner for Primary Care?

Top Doctors. More Coordination. Better Resources.

One huge advantage of having a primary care doctor at Ochsner is our electronic medical record. Wherever you go in the Ochsner network, your medical history goes with you and is accessible by specialists, urgent cares and ERs all across the Gulf South. With our technology, diagnoses can be made more quickly, and there is a better chance that the team is making the right decision.

Ochsner is better connected and has better tools. That can mean the difference between life and death.

Your Primary Care Team

Ochsner is configured as a patient centered medical home model, and is committed to providing patients with comprehensive medical care at a higher quality and lower cost. Your dedicated medical team includes your primary care physician, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, diabetic educators, dietitians, pharmacists and care coordinators.

We also have social workers on staff who can set up home health services, get you the home equipment you need, find you a support group, if needed, and more.

At Ochsner, your Primary Care team will monitor and track your health over time. We’ll help you lead a healthy lifestyle and watch for issues or changes that need to be addressed. If your doctor determines that more specialized care is needed, we’ll make sure you’ll get it. We’re part of a team that includes more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties.

Your Ochsner doctors and their team members provide:

  • Your annual health checkup (annual wellness exam) and complete physicals
  • Treatment of acute conditions
  • Coordinated care of chronic conditions
  • Seasonal allergy treatment
  • Annual flu shots and immunizations
  • Health risk assessments

We offer:

  • Same-day, next-day and weekend appointments
  • Self-management technology
  • Extended hours in most areas
  • And more

See a Physician as Early as Today!


Schedule an appointment.

Current Patients

New Patients


Contact Ochsner On Call to make an appointment or speak with an RN, 24/7, at 800-231-5257.

Or give us a call at 866-624-7637 to schedule an appointment.

Come In

Find a health center offering extended hours, primary care or urgent care on this list.

A Primary Care Primer: What is primary care?

Many people wonder about the difference between the three types of primary physicians: Internal Medicine doctors, Family Medicine physicians and General Pediatricians.

Internal Medicine Physicians typically care for adults 18 years and older. Family Medicine Physicians care for children as well as adults, and General Pediatricians care for babies and children up to18 years of old. All three manage health and wellness and chronic illnesses, and can solve complex diagnostic illnesses.

Find A Doctor

Choose from more than 160 primary care physicians and 40 nurse practitioners at Ochsner.

Ochsner On Call

Not sure you need to go to the doctor? Ochsner On Call is a special service that provides health education and advisory services 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-231-5257. Registered nurses are waiting on the line to discuss your healthcare concerns and help determine if your symptoms require a visit to a physician or a trip to the emergency room.

Learn more.

462394345 Heart Risk 500X250

How Healthy Is Your Heart?

Find out
Flu shot small

The flu shot can protect you and your family from the flu

Learn more
Explore Clinical Trials

Over 1,000 clinical trials
being conducted at Ochsner.

Donate to Ochsner

We change and save lives every day.
Your support makes it possible.


Pharmacy & Wellness

With onsite pharmacies, home delivery of medications and a Specialty Pharmacy, Ochsner Pharmacy & Wellness has the care team you need to get you feeling better or maintain your care.

Learn more
Efc Gym Girl

Ochsner Fitness Center

Take control of your health at Ochsner Fitness Center. Now offering 4 locations which include group fitness classes , onsite nutritionists and personal trainers, indoor and outdoor pools, childcare and so much more. You'll be a more confident and healthy you in no time.

Become a member

MyOchsner Login

Get exclusive access to more appointment times, message your care team 24/7, view your test results and request refills.

Access Care 24/7

Enhance your Anywhere Care Virtual Visit with Health Kit

Find an Urgent Care Location Near You

Get seen today and start feeling better