Coronavirus Information

Baton Rouge General continues to monitor COVID-19 closely with state agencies, and other hospitals in the region. Please know we are committed to caring for our patients and ensuring we respond to the healthcare needs of our community.

COVID-19 Symptoms

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

What to do if you're sick

If you begin developing symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately. If you need a doctor, please call Baton Rouge General Physicians at (225) 763-4500. Do not go to your health care provider or hospital without calling first. If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus stay at home except to get medical care.

  • Keep track of your symptoms.
  • If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get medical attention right away.

COVID-19 Testing

If you think you are sick with COVID-19, same-day testing is available at our BRG Express Care locations.

BRG Express Care - Dutchtown
13201 Highway 73, Suite 102
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 673-2088
Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

BRG Express Care - Highland Village
4410 Highland Road, Suite A3
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 831-4025
Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

BRG Express Care - Nicholson Gateway
3604 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 831-4030​
​Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Online Check-in Available!

Visitor Information

Updated: 9/17/2020

  • No visitors are allowed in COVID-19 positive patient rooms or Skilled Nursing Unit.
  • Up to three visitors will be allowed in patient rooms, but only one visitor may stay overnight and cannot leave the patient room. See exceptions below for ER, ICU and Surgery patients.
  • Visitors must be 18+.
  • Visiting hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Visiting hours will vary in ICU, CICU & Behavioral Health Unit.
  • Visitors must wear a facemask upon entering the hospital. Visitors can remove their facemask while in a patient room but must have it on when staff is present. If you do not have a mask, masks are available at entrances.

Emergency Department - Bluebonnet & Mid City

  • Only one visitor will be allowed.

Surgery Patients - Bluebonnet

  • Up to two visitors will be allowed.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Patients - Bluebonnet

  • Only one visitor will be allowed per day. On their first visit, an ICU staff member will meet the visitor and escort them to the patient room.
  • Visiting hours:
    • 12 - 1 p.m. (ICU B rooms 2609 - 2615, CVRA ICU rooms 2701 - 2706)
    • 1 - 2 p.m. (ICU B rooms 2616 - 2621, CVRA ICU rooms 2707 - 2712)
  • No overnight visitors will be allowed.
  • No visitation is allowed at this time for ICU patients who are COVID positive.

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) Patients - Mid City

  • Only one visitor will be allowed per day. On their first visit, a CICU staff member will meet the visitor and escort them to the patient room.
  • Visiting hours: 5 - 5:30 p.m.

Labor & Delivery Patients - Bluebonnet

  • Birth Center will allow two visitors during the delivery (significant other + one support).
  • Postpartum: Only one visitor will be allowed per day.
  • If the mother is suspected or confirmed COVID, no visitors will be allowed, including significant other.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Patients - Bluebonnet

  • Only the mother and one visitor will be allowed per day.

Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) Patients - Mid City

  • Visiting hours: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • No purses or bags and no electronic devices including cell phones.
  • All visitation will be in a monitored space.
  • All items brought in for patients must be given to a staff member for approval.
  • No visitation is allowed at this time for all BHU patients located on 5th Floor South.

Skilled Nursing Unit - Mid City

  • No visitation is allowed at this time

Baton Rouge General Physician Clinic Visitation

  • Only one visitor will be allowed per patient.