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Protecting Our Home: Visitor Restrictions

The Louisiana Department of Health has asked all healthcare facilities to restrict visitor access as well as perform a safety screening including a temperature check on all visitors, in order to ensure public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Until further notice, visitor restrictions will remain in conjunction with the guidelines presented by the Louisiana Department of Health, which shall include that all permitted visitors will wear a mask while in our facilities.

  • Visiting hours: 8:30am - 10pm, no swap outs permitted.
  • Visitors who are COVID+ are not permitted to visit.
  • No visitation is permitted for admitted COVID+ patients. Visitation may be allowed in end-of-life situations but must be approved by the House Supervisor.
  • Visits to the Emergency Room:
    • At the discretion of the ER staff, COVID negative patients in the Emergency Room are allowed one visitor. No swap outs permitted.
    • At the discretion of the ER staff, COVID+ patients in the Emergency Room may have one visitor. No swap outs permitted. The approved visitor must be at least 18 years of age; must wear full PPE and may not leave the patient's room during the visit. The house supervisor will determine visitation approval for COVID+ in the Emergency Room
    • Inpatient and Outpatient Care Areas:
      • Visitation of patients who are not COVID positive, will be limited to one visitor/patient support person (18 years or older) per day. No swap outs permitted. Only visitors essential to a patient's care are permitted to stay overnight.
      • COVID+ patients will not be allowed any visitors. Exceptions will be made for patients in end-of-life care, hospice, or critical illness on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of hospital administration.
  • Labor and Delivery/NICU:
    • For laboring, antepartum, and postpartum patients, one adult visitors is allowed per patient per day (18 years or older). No swap outs will be permitted.
    • NICU visitation hours are from 8am - 6pm or 8pm - 11pm. Mom and significant other may visit once per day, either together or at separate times.
  • Disruptive visitors will be asked to leave and will not be allowed back for further patient visitation.
  • All visitors must sign a waiver of liability.
  • No visitors are allowed during active drills or natural disaster events, i.e. hurricanes.
  • Visitation is restricted to immediate family members or significant other.
  • Visitation can be revoked as deemed necessary by the house supervisor, Chief Medical Officer, or Chief Nursing Officer.
  • Visitation is only permissible when adequate PPE is available.

COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

What should I bring with me?
Remember to bring a mask, a valid ID, and your insurance card.
Who is eligible to receive the vaccine?
Anyone over the age of 12-years-old can receive the vaccine.
Will there be a cost associated with getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
At this time, there will be no direct cost to patients for the COVID-19 vaccine.