Keeping you safe is our top priority.

That’s why we’ve opened a Drive-thru Testing Center for our community.

As we continue to face the ongoing impact COVID-19 is having on our local community, we’re doing everything possible to protect our patients, team members,  and you!

 Here’s what we’re doing to help.

Starting Tuesday, August 3, we are re-opening our COVID-19 Testing Center weekdays from 8 am – 3:30 pm. Our testing center’s goal is to meet the growing needs of our community and help prevent the continuous spread of infection.

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Center at the East Jefferson General Hospital main campus.

4200 Houma Blvd
Metairie, LA 70006

Monday-Friday 

8 am-3:30 pm

We encourage you to take advantage of our drive-thru testing for any of the following reasons:

• If you are experiencing minor symptoms such as fever, cough, body aches, sore throat, runny nose, or any other cold like symptoms.

• If you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19

• If you need confirmation of a negative COVID-19 test to return to school/work or for travel purposes

For testing outside of the drive-thru hours above, we encourage you to visit our East Jefferson General Hospital Urgent Care located at 708 West Esplanade Avenue, Kenner, La 70065 or call our LCMC Health COVID-19 Hotline at 504.962.6202 to talk to our dedicated nursing team who will conduct a screening over-the-phone and advise on next steps for care. Our Hotline is available seven days a week. It is open 8 am-11 pm weekdays and 8 am-8 pm weekends.

Call 504.503.4164 to schedule yours.

Our vaccine center is located at 4315 Houma Blvd, 2nd floor. We will be offering vaccines on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 am-3 pm.

East Jefferson General Hospital – Temporary visitor restrictions

LCMC Health remains committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, physicians, and other members of our team, as well as patients and their loved ones. In response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the State of Louisiana, LCMC Health will modify its visitor policy, effective July 26, 2021.

Adult Inpatient and Outpatient Care
COVID-19 positive patients

  • Visitation of patients, who are not COVID-19 positive, will be limited to one visitor/patient support person (18 years or older) per day.
  • This visitor may not exchange or rotate.
  • The same “one” visitor, for non-COVID-19 patients, will be allowed overnight.
  • 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.
  • Inpatient Behavioral Health visitation will be determined by hospital specific unit guidelines. Visitors should coordinate with treatment teams for approved visitation hours.
  • Visiting hours will be 8:30 am to 8 pm seven days per week.

COVID-19 positive patients

  • COVID-19 positive patients are currently not allowed 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.
  • Communication with patients can be coordinated, contact the care team for more information.

Pediatric Inpatient and Outpatient Care

  • Inpatients are allowed two healthy adult visitors – including parents/guardians.
  • These two people will have 24-hour access to the patient area.
  • Siblings and other children under 18 are not allowed at the hospital.
  • Exceptions will be made for patients in end-of-life care on an individual basis.

Outlined below are individual cases where visitors are a necessary part of the patient’s care and therefore will be permitted.

Family Birthing Center

  • COVID-19 negative laboring, antepartum, and postpartum patients, two adult visitors, one of which may be a doula, are allowed per patient per day. All visitors must be 18 years of age or older. One of the same adult visitors may also stay overnight.
  • COVID-19 positive laboring, antepartum, and postpartum patients, one support person will be allowed per patient per day. This visitor must always remain in the room with the patient and wear appropriate PPE supplied by the hospital.

Emergency Department

Visitation to the Emergency Department may be further restricted by physical space limitations and acuity of patients within the Emergency Department. One visitor may be permitted at the discretion of hospital administration.

Screening and mask process

  • All visitors will be required to clear a health screening prior to entering the facility.
  • All visitors must wear a mask at all times while in the facility, including while in a patient’s room

Thank you for your support and continued trust in our care.

Please follow our safety protocols:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Practice good hand hygiene
  • Mask must be worn at all times
  • Social distancing- keep six feet between you and others

A printed copy of our visitation policy can be found here.

EJGH ACCESS MAP

Click HERE for a printable version of this map.

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

Yes, I have…
• Flu Symptoms
• Body Aches
• Fever
• GI Symptoms or Stomach Ache
• Headache
• Coughing
• Shortness of Breath
• Known contact with a person who has tested positive for, or is suspected of having COVID-19
• Recent loss of smell or taste

Thank you for your cooperation, our only goal is to keep you, our team, and our entire community healthy.

 


¡¡¡ATENCIÓN!!!

POR FAVOR AVÍSENOS SI RESPONDIÓ QUE SÍ A CUALQUIERA DE LAS SIGUIENTES PREGUNTAS:

Sí, tengo…

  • Síntomas de influenza
  • Dolores por todo el cuerpo
  • Fiebre
  • Síntomas gastrointestinales o dolor de estómago
  • Dolor de cabeza
  • Tos
  • Falta de aliento
  • Contacto conocido con una persona a quien le hayan diagnosticado o se sospecha que tenga COVID-19
  • Tuvo una perdida reciente de olfato o sabor

Gracias por su cooperación. Nuestra única meta es la de mantenerle a usted, a nuestro equipo y a nuestra comunidad entera saludables.

Symptoms:

Fever – Cough – Shortness of Breath

What can you do to limit risk factors for yourself and others?

  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw that tissue away
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean & disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap & water or alcohol bases sanitizer at least 20-seconds

What to do if you suspect you have Coronavirus?

  • Isolate yourself from other people and animals
  • Call your doctor or the hospital
  • Do NOT go to seek medical treatment without notifying them first
  • If you can, wear a mask when you do leave home seeking treatment

When you arrive for care:

  • Try to stay a safe distance from that person and
  • Tell them you believe you may have been infected with Coronavirus
  • You will be placed in an area away from other patients to allow screening right away

We are thrilled to announce that your Wellness Center will reopen on Monday May 25th, 2021. All memberships will resume at the time of your first visit. All memberships will be extended the exact number of days we have been closed. When you return to the facility please stop by our front desk to speak with a member service representative to assist you with your payment details.

While we were closed we completed numerous improvements to the facility, including repainting of the parking lines, renovation of the men’s shower area, ensured all equipment is in working order, and cleaned and re-striped our indoor walking track. In addition to all of these improvements we also updated our membership software. With the new installation of our software all members will be asked upon their initial visit to update their membership contract. This contract will include an annual enhancement fee of $25. The purpose of this fee is to build a capital fund to purchase equipment or otherwise enhance the facility, based on member feedback. East Jefferson General Hospital will match the capital raised by the Wellness Center annually to further improve the facility…(click here to read more)

Community Donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Assisting in the Coronavirus Fight

Many in our community have reached out asking how they can create and donate masks and/or hospital gowns to EJGH. We are happy to accept your donation, sterilize the donated masks and/or hospital gowns and use them in appropriate settings.

In keeping with Parish and State “Distancing” guidelines, we ask that you pull up to the front circular entrance of the Hospital, call 504-503-6278, and let the caller know the color and make of your vehicle. You will remain in your car and a masked EJGH team member will come retrieve the masks and/or hospital gowns. Donations are being accepted Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Together, we will overcome this, and all crisis’.

 

Community Assistance Requested

EJGH is seeking volunteers and a space adequate for an assembly line to convert plastic material we have into Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Volunteers need only be able to follow a pattern. To volunteer your time or a space, email Beth Lacoste at blacoste@ejgh.org.

Thank you.


Food Donations

Many in our region have asked how to donate food to EJGH.

Please email us the details:

  • “What you wish to donate.”
  • “When you wish to have it delivered”, and we will work with you to ensure your donation is handled properly and safely.

Email us at EJ_FoodDonation@lcmchealth.org or call us at 504-503-5467.

Thank you. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our community.

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