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Emergency Services

Your safety is our priority

New Orleans East Hospital's Emergency Department offers a full range of emergency services with the highest standards of quality care, patient comfort, and safety. We deliver the treatment you need, when you need it, 24/7. Our onsite specialists include surgeons, cardiologists, and neurologists, among many others. Our Emergency Department is a primary stroke center. If you are having a stroke, come see us for care immediately.

What is Fast Track?

When you arrive at our Emergency Department with less serious illnesses and injuries, a triage nurse will evaluate your condition and send you to our Fast Track area for treatment. Fast Track is not an urgent care center. Rather, Fast Track is the "express lane" through the Emergency Department experience.

Call 504.592.6600 for more information about our emergency services. If you are having a medical emergency, go straight to the emergency room or call 911.

Emergency location & directions

Our Emergency Department is located on the second floor of the hospital at 5620 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127.

Please note: Patients can be dropped off at the Emergency entrance.

COVID-19 Testing

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of reported symptoms that range from mild to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
According to the CDC, COVID-19 symptoms may include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Patients who come to our Emergency Room experiencing any of the above symptoms will be evaluated by a provider to determine if a COVID-19 test should be performed. COVID-19 testing is NOT being offered to patients without symptoms. If you do not meet the testing criteria at this location, you may be referred to a community testing location for COVID-19 testing.

COVID-19 testing in the community

LCMC Health is bringing mobile COVID-19 testing to our community. Find a community testing site here.