Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Opens New Urgent Care Locations
SHREVEPORT, La. – Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport will open an Urgent Care in Shreveport on Tuesday, December 3 in the University Place shopping center at 1641 E. 70th Street, Suite 300, and a Bossier City location will open Thursday, December 5 at 2113 Airline Drive, Suite 100. Hours for both Urgent Care locations will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Ochsner LSU Health recommends Urgent Care to those needing prompt medical attention for non-emergency illness and injuries with symptoms such as fever or flu-like symptoms, mild abdominal pain, non-life-threatening allergic reactions, cough, sore throat, minor burn or rash, and sprains, strains or possible fractures needing X-rays.
Urgent Care of Louisiana, previously located at 6841 Fern Ave. in Shreveport, has joined with Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, and its physicians Dr. Paul Bracey and Dr. Chris Wolcott will be practicing at the new Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – Urgent Care locations. Previous Urgent Care of Louisiana patients may visit urgentcareoflouisiana.com or call 318.868.2273 to access medical records.
For more information about Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport visit www.ochsnerlsuhs.org.
On Oct. 1, 2018, Ochsner Health System (Ochsner) and LSU Health Shreveport jointly formed Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport to oversee and coordinate activities between the health sciences center and the healthcare delivery system in Shreveport and Monroe, La. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is a public private partnership with a vision to improve health and well-being of its communities, access to care, quality, and facilities, expand patient-centered technology, grow the medical school, and enhance research in North Louisiana by building on the strengths of Ochsner and LSU Health Shreveport. Under the new structure, Ochsner brings their nationally-recognized expertise to the management of operations for partner hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, clinics and the clinical activity of the LSUHSC-S Faculty Group Practice. LSU will continue to successfully oversee the LSUHSC-S School of Medicine, School of Allied Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies, Graduate Medical Education, and research initiatives.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport includes North Louisiana’s only Level 1 Trauma Center at its 452-bed hospital in Shreveport, La. The organization also operates a 244-bed hospital in Monroe, La. With more than 3,400 employees and the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Physician Group of approximately 500 physicians, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport serves more than 135,000 patients with more than 600,000 visits annually.