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Match your symptoms to the right location for the care you need, in person or virtually.
Your primary care provider should be your first choice for care for acute and chronic illnesses because he or she is familiar with your medical history. Primary care offers comprehensive and continuous care.
High blood pressure
High blood sugar
Non-life-threatening allergic reactions.
Minor burns or injuries
Mild to moderate stomach aches*
Arthritis and joint pain
Anxiety and depression
Unexplained weight loss or gain
Management of all chronic diseases
Disease screenings (cholesterol, diabetes, etc.)
Of course, your primary care provider can always help treat shorter-term non-threatening illnesses including:
If you aren’t sure what to do, online virtual visits are a convenient way to quickly connect with a licensed healthcare provider. MyOchsner virtual visits are used for comprehensive and continuous care with your established provider group. Virtual visits give you 24/7 access to care and can be a good substitute for a brick-and-mortar urgent care when you are extremely contagious, in a hurry, or unable to travel.
Using your smartphone, tablet or computer, you can speak directly with a doctor who will assess your symptoms and give you a recommendation or if necessary, a prescription for certain conditions. Schedule a virtual visit for:
Outside of regular office hours or extended hours, the same acute, non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries that you may normally go to your primary care provider for can also be treated at an urgent care facility. An urgent care facility can give you immediate medical attention for common illnesses usually without an appointment or long wait.
If you are unable to see your primary care physician or need immediate attention, you can visit an urgent care for:
Our team of providers treat injuries and illnesses that are emergency conditions and life-threatening. Our emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat anyone seeking emergency care.
Treatment for severe and life-threatening conditions. Visit an emergency room for: