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COVID-19 Updates

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Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Everyone in Louisiana ages 12 and older is eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Check this link for more eligibility information.

Booster Vaccine Information

Those people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely and are fully vaccinated with a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine should receive an additional dose of that same vaccine. These boosters can be administered 28 days from the first series. Patients may self-attest to their condition by completing and signing this form. Bring the completed form to your booster vaccination.

Pfizer boosters have been approved for the following individuals (must be 6 months after first series; NO approval of Moderna or J&J):

  • 65 years of age and older
  • 18-64 years of age at high risk of severe covid-19
  • Individuals 18-64 years of age whose frequent or occupational exposure to COVID-19 puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19

Walk-In Clinic Information

Main Campus Atrium

Monday – 9am to 12pm

Tuesday – 9am to 12pm

Wednesday – 7am to 3pm

Thursday – 9am to 12pm

Friday – 8am to 4pm

  • No appointment necessary
  • Designated parking in parking garage
  • Pfizer or Moderna vaccine
  • Bring insurance card and vaccination card for 2nd dose

Testing Center

The Covid-19 testing site located in the Emergency Department parking area will be closing on Friday, October 22. The Office of Public Health will continue to offer free testing at the Region 5 Health Unit located at 3236 Kirkman Street in Lake Charles.

Effective immediately, visitors will not be granted access if they do not have their own personal mask.

Area Specific Visitation Guidelines

Please remember: Masks MUST be worn at all times.

Medical/Surgical Inpatient, Non-COVID

  • Routine visitation
    • No exposure within 10 days to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • One visitor may stay overnight

Medical/Surgical Inpatient, COVID

  • Two designated visitors per patient per hospital stay
    • No exposure within 10 days to known COVID individuals (other than patient)
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness, not diagnosed with COVID-19 within the previous 10 days
    • Must wear a mask/face covering and other personal protective equipment as provided by nursing staff at all times while in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • One overnight visitor may remain with the patient
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team
    • Realizing situations change, the designated visitor may be changed with the approval of the unit director/charge nurse

Intensive Care Unit, Non-COVID

  • Routine visitation per ICU visitation guidelines
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • One visitor may remain in waiting room overnight, maintaining social distancing with others

Intensive Care Unit, COVID

  • Two designated visitors per patient per hospital stay
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals (other than patient)
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness, no diagnosis of COVID19 within the previous 10 days
    • Must wear a mask/face covering and other personal protective equipment as provided by nursing staff at all times while in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • May not wait/stay in waiting room
    • Designated visitor may visit from 8 am- 8 pm
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team
    • Realizing situations change, the designated visitor may be changed with the approval of the unit director/charge nurse

Pediatrics/Pediatric ICU, Non-COVID

  • Routine visitation
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • Parents/legal guardians may stay over night
    • Request visitors limit re-entry into the facilities to no more than once per day

Pediatrics/Pediatric ICU, COVID

  • Parents/legal guardians may visit and remain with patient
    • Must wear a mask/face covering and other personal protective equipment as provided by nursing staff at all times while in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room

Emergency Department

  • Two designated visitors for all patients (COVID and non-COVID)
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals (other than patient)
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • If the patient cannot be “roomed” immediately upon arrival, the visitor must wait outside the ED and will be notified when to join the patient in the ED
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team

Surgery, Same Day Surgery, Cardiac Cath Lab, Radiology (x-ray)

  • Routine visitation
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • Please maintain social distancing in waiting areas

Laboratory

  • Routine visitation
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility

Pre-Assessment Testing Center

  • Routine visitation
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility

MMG & Moss Memorial Clinics, Physical Therapy, Infusion Clinics, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Radiation Oncology

  • Routine visitation
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility

Archer Institute/Behavioral Health (10 Tower)

  • Increased access to phones for all patients
  • Visitation allowed in conjunction with a scheduled Family Session and limited to the participants required for the session
  • Visitors as prescribed by the attending psychiatrist and care team
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times

Memorial for Women

OB Inpatient, Non-COVID

  • Routine visitation (including siblings)
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room

OB Inpatient, COVID

  • Two designated visitors per patient per hospital stay/one may stay overnight
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals (other than patient)
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering and other personal protective equipment as provided by nursing staff at all times while in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room

NICU

  • Routine visitation
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room

Early Labor Evaluation (ELE)

  • Routine visitation
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • Visitors for patients known or suspected of COVID illness are not allowed in ELE

Women’s Surgery

  • Routine visitation
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room

Women’s Outpatient: Lab and Radiology (excludes OB Ultrasound)

  • Routine visitation
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility

OB Clinics

  • Routine visitation
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility
    • Includes ultrasound appointments

Restrictions in Place at Memorial Main Campus

Healthcare facilities are still under the mask and social distancing mandate regardless of vaccination status. Visitors will not be granted access if they do not have their own personal mask.

Patients needing to access admissions/appointments/procedures/MOB I office visits (at the front of the hospital) can enter through the main entrance lobby on Oak Park Boulevard between 5am – 6pm, Monday-Friday. Valet parking is available Monday - Friday. The main lobby entrance on Oak Park is open from 5am to 6pm Monday - Friday and closed on weekends. After hours and on weekends, patients may enter through emergency services on 2nd Avenue.

Patients with appointments who utilize the MOB I parking garage, may enter the building from the parking garage entrance on the first floor only for screening purposes. The second and third floor entrances are not accessible from the parking garage at this time. Patients with appointments/office visits in MOB II (at the rear of the hospital) can use that entrance for clinic visits, lab, infusions, and pharmacy. The hours for entrance are 6am – 5pm, Monday-Friday.