Latest updates from Ochsner LSU Health on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Following expanded eligibility criteria, we are now offering scheduling for new first dose appointments at select locations on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit MyChart to schedule.
Symptoms can be very similar to the flu or cold. If you develop these symptoms or have been in contact with someone know to have COVID-19:
We are proud to announce that Ochsner Health has surpassed 200,000 statewide COVID-19 community tests! As a system, we have been able to offer testing statewide from New Orleans to Lake Charles to North Louisiana. Together we:
- Covered eight of the nine regions in Louisiana
- Set up more than 200 testing locations
- Covered 117 zip codes
- Mobilized nearly 1,100 teams
Our commitment to our communities is what has made this milestone a reality. Testing is safe and simple. Knowledge is power, so know where you stand.
If you require a COVID-19 test for return to school or travel, please call your preferred Ochsner LSU Urgent Care location to check availability and reserve your test. There are limited number of tests available per day.
In order to protect the health of our communities, and as a safety precaution to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19, we have instituted visitor restrictions in accordance with recommendations from the CDC. View our visitor policy here.
If you are in need of care, our team is here for you. Stay connected to your healthcare with MyChart.
- Message your provider with questions 24/7
- Request prescription refills
- Check your test results
Chances are, if you’ve turned on the news recently or opened your internet browser, you have seen mentions of coronavirus. Many have been left to wonder: What is it? How is it spread? And should I be concerned?
With different reports coming out every day on coronavirus (COVID-19), it is easy to be confused by myths. Below, we go through seven of the most common myths surrounding COVID-19.
When you or a family member develop a cough or a slight fever, your mind might immediately jump to “Do I/they have coronavirus?” Remember, we are still in flu and cold season and allergy season is starting up. The presenting symptoms may be related to something different than COVID-19.