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Inclement Weather

As of February 17, 2021

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

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

  • Women’s Health Center: Mammo & Ultrasound: Open Thursday
  • Southwest Louisiana Imaging: MRI & CT: Open Thursday
  • LAH James Gardiner Breast Center: Open Thursday
  • Pre-Admit Testing, both campuses: Open Thursday
  • OP Therapy: Thursday late open in afternoon T.B.D.
  • Outpatient Wound Care: Thursday late open in afternoon T.B.D.

Ochsner CHRSTUS Health Centers in Lake Charles remain closed Thursday (2.18.21).This includes all clinics on the Lake Area and St. Patrick campuses, as well as Tybee Lane. Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center– Moss Bluff and Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center – Grand Lake are currently open and seeing patients.

The Ochsner CHRISTUS COVID vaccine clinic will resume on Friday (2.19.21). 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 MyOchsner (MyChart) account.

Access to urgent care 24/7 is available online with Ochsner Anywhere Care virtual visits. Visit to get started. Patients can also proactively reschedule appointments by using their MyOchsner (MyChart) account. For information about health care services at an Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center, or to schedule a new appointment, call 337-656-7876.