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Women’s Services

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Why Choose Ochsner Health for Women’s Services?

At Ochsner, we're experts in women's health. Our team delivers quality care for women at every stage of life. With over 80 OB/GYN doctors across multiple campuses, we are ready to help with everything from checkups to pregnancy to menopause. 

We want every woman who walks through our doors to feel comfortable talking about any health concerns. Our team is here to work with you to find the best solutions for your health. Plus, we're always on the lookout for new and better ways to take care of you. We're involved in research and trials that help us bring the latest and greatest treatments to our patients.

Choosing Ochsner means you're choosing a team that's leading the way in women's health. We're not just doctors and nurses; we're pioneers looking to make a real difference. We're dedicated, we're passionate and we're here to support women at every step of their health journey.

Our women’s services group is comprised of experts from various specialties, including:

  • OB/GYNs: Our team of experienced obstetricians and gynecologists offers care for patients of all ages, including preventative care and screenings, wellness exams and pregnancy care.

  • Gynecologic oncologists: We offer the latest treatments for gynecological cancers, including uterine, ovarian, vaginal and cervical cancers.

  • Gynecologic surgeons: We offer advanced surgical options, including robotic and minimally invasive procedures, for a variety of women’s health issues.

  • Certified nurse midwives: Certified nurse midwives provide services at several of our locations.

  • Maternal fetal medicine specialists: Our nationally renowned team of specialists provides exceptional care for high-risk pregnancies.

  • Female pelvic health specialists: Our skilled pelvic health team, including urogynecologists (physicians specializing in the care of women with pelvic floor disorders), focuses on treating issues that impact a woman's pelvic organ function. These issues include organ prolapse or sagging, bladder and bowel problems and weakened pelvic muscles.

Specialists work closely together to develop individualized, comprehensive care plans based on the needs of each patient. Compassionate nurse navigators can answer your questions and help you schedule appointments.

The Women’s Services team provides patients with easy access to other specialties and services, including:

  • Behavioral health screenings: Behavioral health specialists screen for and treat postpartum depression and other mental health needs for women.

  • Genetic testing: Our gynecologic oncology team offers and coordinates genetic counseling and testing for hereditary cancers and testing for those patients with gynecologic cancer. Maternal fetal medicine specialists also offer prenatal genetic screening and testing for congenital conditions and other hereditary disorders.

  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU): NICUs are available at several of our facilities, and Ochsner Baptist Women’s Pavilion offers a Level 4 Regional NICU, which is the highest designation in Louisiana. If your baby needs a higher level of care than what is available at your delivery hospital, the baby can be transferred to Ochsner Baptist Women’s Pavilion for Louisiana’s most specialized neonatal care.


Every woman should make sure to have a wellness exam once a year. These exams are key to staying healthy. They provide important information to help you take better care of yourself and catch any problems early on.

Well-woman exams are important and usually include three key checks: a Pap smear, a pelvic exam and a breast exam. These exams help find early signs of cancer or other health issues earlier. During your visit, you can talk to your doctor about any other health worries you might have.

The Pap smear performed with a pelvic exam is an essential procedure for the early detection of cervical cancer. We recommend that women over 30 do a combined screening process that includes the Pap test and testing for HPV (human papillomavirus). HPV is a common virus that can be passed from one person to another through sexual contact and can sometimes lead to cervical cancer.

When doing a Pap test, the doctor uses a speculum, which is a plastic or metal tool that is used to gently look inside the vagina. This allows the doctor to closely examine the cervix and collect cells and mucus from the cervix and its surrounding area. These samples are then sent off to a lab for a closer look.

Our Women’s Services specialists provide personalized care to women of all ages, including those experiencing menopause. A specialist can help you manage symptoms like hot flashes and weight gain. They can also help to lower the chance of developing conditions associated with menopause, like heart disease and osteoporosis.

Menopause occurs in three stages: perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause. Menopause begins when a woman has not had a menstrual period for one year. The average age for menopause to start is 51. Once the ovaries stop releasing eggs, the woman has entered menopause.

Perimenopause is a time when a woman's body begins to make less estrogen and starts getting ready for menopause. During this time, a woman can still get pregnant, but she might have irregular periods and experience hot flashes and other symptoms. Perimenopause usually starts in a woman’s 40s, but it can begin in the 30s or even earlier.

Postmenopause is the last stage of menopause. At this stage, a woman hasn't had a period for several years. Her hormone levels stay low, and she can't get pregnant or have a monthly period anymore. During postmenopause, women have a higher chance of getting osteoporosis, heart disease, mental health issues and changes in vaginal health.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Women’s Services

Women’s Services Locations

Ochsner Health Center - N. State St.
805 N. State St.
Jennings, LA 70546
  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Ochsner Health Center - Pont Des Mouton
409 West Pont Des Mouton Road
Lafayette, LA 70507
  • Primary Care | Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Primary Care | Friday: 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Urgent Care | Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Urgent Care | Saturday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Urgent Care | Sunday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner American Legion Hospital
1634 Elton Road
Jennings, LA 70546
  • : 7:07 p.m.-7:07 p.m.
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Complex - Clearview
4430 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006
  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m.-5 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 University Hospital & Clinics
2390 West Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Old Metairie
800 Metairie Road., Suite A
Metairie, LA 70005
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5 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.
Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center - Lake Area
4150 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
  • Mon–Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner St. Mary Women's Clinic
1151 Marguerite St. , Suite. 700
Morgan City, LA 70380
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 LSU Health - St. Mary Medical Center
915 Margaret Place
Shreveport, LA 71101
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner St. Mary
1125 Marguerite St.
Morgan City, LA 70380
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Lake Terrace
1532 Allen Toussaint Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122
  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital
4200 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center
4864 Jackson St.
Monroe, LA 71202
  • Open 24/7
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 Medical Center - Hancock
149 Drinkwater Blvd.
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
  • Open 24/7
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.
St. Charles Parish Hospital Medical Office
13100 River Road , St. Charles Parish Hospital Medical Office
Destrehan, LA 70047
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner Baptist Women's Pavilion
2700 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Ochsner Medical Complex - Iberville
25455 La Highway 1
Plaquemine, LA 70764
  • Clinic Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Emergency Care: 24 Hours: 7:07 p.m.-7:07 p.m.
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Denham Springs South
139 Veterans Blvd.
Denham Springs, LA 70726
  • Primary Care: Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
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 - Covington
1000 Ochsner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Tangipahoa
41676 Veterans Ave.
Hammond, LA 70403
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge
17000 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA 70056
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner St. Anne Hospital
4608 Highway 1
Raceland, LA 70394
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Kenner
200 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
2700 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.