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CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Announces Available Services and Clinic Openings February 16, 2021

Lake Charles, Louisiana - CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana announces latest plans in response to the current winter weather event.

Both CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Emergency Rooms continue to operate 24/7:

  • CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital
  • CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital

At this time NO visitors are allowed at hospital until further notice. Patients at CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick campus should enter through the ER. Patients at CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital should enter through the ER or back Day Surgery entrance.

All non-emergent surgeries remain closed at CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital and CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital. Affected patients will be contacted for a reschedule date. Anyone with questions can call, 337.431.7887.

Below are latest announced openings:

  • OP Therapy: Late open in afternoon T.B.D.
  • Outpatient Wound Care: Late open in afternoon T.B.D
  • Southwest Louisiana Imaging: MRI & CT: Open 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Pre-Admit Testing will open on both campuses Thursday at 8:00 a.m.

Ochsner CHRSTUS Health Centers in Lake Charles will open Wednesday (2.17.21) at 10:00 a.m. This includes all clinics on the Lake Area and St. Patrick campuses, as well as Tybee Lane, Moss Bluff and Grand Lake. Ochsner Health Center – Lake Charles Urology will also open at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. Patients who haven’t already rescheduled appointments can do so by using their MyOchsner (MyChart) account.

Access to urgent care 24/7 is available online with Ochsner Anywhere Care virtual visits. Visit to get started. For information about healthcare services at an Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center, or to schedule an appointment, call 337.656.7876.

In addition, the Ochsner CHRISTUS COVID Vaccine Clinic scheduled for Wednesday (2.17.21) will instead be held on Thursday (2.18.21) and Friday (2.19.21). Patients with existing appointments scheduled for Wednesday will be contacted to reschedule. Appointments are required, but available to anyone in the Lake Charles area meeting the current vaccine criteria. Call 1-855-668-3625 for an appointment or signup online using a My Ochsner (MyChart) account.