Ochsner Hospitals and Emergency Departments Open
Full list of clinic closures and hours available at ochsner.org/weather
New Orleans, LA (10 AM)– All Ochsner Health hospitals and emergency departments remain open. Due to impacts of Hurricane Zeta, some clinics, including urgent care locations and COVID-19 community testing sites across the Greater New Orleans area, including the Northshore and Bayou regions, have adjusted their hours or remain closed. A full list of facility closures can be accessed at ochsner.org/weather
Patients with scheduled appointments impacted by these closures are being contacted directly to reschedule via phone, text messaging or MyChart notification, but those with questions are urged to visit www.ochsner.org/weather for more information.
The following community COVID-19 testing sites are canceled today:
- Mandeville Community Center, 3090 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA 70448
- Lafitte Community Center, 4917 City Park Dr., Lafitte, LA 70067
- Lafourche Community Center, 5610 Hwy 1, Lockport, LA 70374
- Assumption Parish Library, 2800 Hwy 70 S, Pierre Part, LA 70339
- Mexican Consulate, 901 Convention Center Blvd., #119, New Orleans, LA 70130 (canceled tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 29)
For a full list of available COVID-19 community testing sites, please visit www.ochsner.org/testing.
TICKER AND VOICEOVER COPY
ALL OCHSNER HEALTH HOSPITALS AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS REMAIN OPEN. FACILITIES IMPACTED BY HURRICANE ZETA MAY REMAIN CLOSED OR HAVE ADJUSTED HOURS. PLEASE VISIT OCHSNER DOT O-R-G BACKSLASH WEATHER FOR MORE INFORMATION.
HEALTHCARE NEEDS DURING TEMPORARY CLOSURES
When possible, patients are encouraged to use Ochsner Anywhere Care, which connects patients to Ochsner physicians via virtual visits. Ochsner Anywhere Care users can instantly connect with providers through a secure, interactive video via their smartphone, tablet or personal computer. It’s an integrated and streamlined experience delivered through a free Ochsner Anywhere Care mobile app on iOS or Android or online through a computer www.ochsner.org/anywherecare.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL NEEDS
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911. All Ochsner hospitals and emergency departments remain open.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Ochsner Health is a not-for-profit committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner Health healed more than 876,000 people from across the globe in 2019, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner Health is a national leader, named the top hospital in Louisiana and a top children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. As Louisiana’s leading healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. Ochsner Health is innovating healthcare by investing in new technologies and research to make world-class care more accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner's team of more than 26,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region. To learn more about Ochsner Health, please visit www.ochsner.org. To transform your health, please visit www.ochsner.org/healthyyou.