COVID-19: Your safety is important to us.

We are taking extra precautions to keep our patients, staff and community healthy and safe. Please review and respect our temporary visitation guidelines. These guidelines are consistent with hospitals locally and around the country.

COVID-19 in Louisiana

Dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211
For the most current information as it becomes available.

Campus Entry Points

We are restricting entry points on campus.

Monday – Friday:

  • Main entrance to the hospital (7am-7pm)
  • Physician Office Building entrance (7am-7pm)
  • Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion (7am-4pm)
  • Assessment Center (24/7)

Saturday – Sunday:

  • Main entrance to the hospital (7am-7pm)
  • Assessment Center (24/7)

Closures/Cancellations »

  • We have initiated these closures, restrictions and cancellations.

COVID-19 Screening 

We are screening every patient and visitor at Woman’s Hospital for risk of COVID-19 infection in order to protect our community and employees. Every time you leave the hospital you will be required to go back through screening, regardless of the duration of your absence or if it is within the same day.

» Visitation Restrictions

  • We are limiting hospital patients to one support person per day. A support person can be anyone you designate, including a spouse or partner. Support persons will be allowed to stay with patients at all times. We encourage your support person to remain the same for the duration of your hospital stay.
  • No visitors are allowed inside the facility for outpatient appointments such as doctor’s appointments, imaging, lab, etc.  If you are being admitted as a patient, you are allowed one support person.
  • We are not allowing children on campus.
  • If a patient is under investigation or confirmed positive for COVID-19 they will not be allowed any visitors. 

» We are not able to provide visitor’s access to the facility who…

  • Have signs or symptoms of respiratory infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat
  • Have had any of the following within the last 14 days:
  • Contact with someone with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis
  • Contact with someone under investigation for COVID-19
  • Contact with someone who has been or is currently ill with respiratory illness

Outpatient procedures

We are working closely with physicians to ensure that essential services are not disrupted; however we strongly recommend that all patients contact their physicians’ offices for advice to planned procedures and clinic visits.

Vendors

Only essential vendors delivering supplies for medical procedures will be allowed entry.

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We have been made aware that there is a phone scam seeking donations on behalf of Woman's Hospital Foundation. This call is not associated with Woman's Hospital and is not supporting any local efforts.

Contributions can be made securely on our website, Womans.org/Giving. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Need to Know

23313_loresThe outbreak of a fast-moving coronavirus has concerned medical officials and travelers worldwide.

What is a novel coronavirus?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

What should I do if I had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

 The CDC recommends this interim guidance:

How are patients screened at Woman’s?

 We are using the CDC’s travel screening guidelines - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html

Where can I get more information?

Please visit the CDC for the most updated information. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html