Baton Rouge General continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
closely with state agencies, and other hospitals in the region, to ensure
our community's preparedness. Please know we are committed to caring
for our patients and ensuring we respond to the healthcare needs of our
community. Stay tuned to our informational page for the latest visitor
information and ongoing updates from the CDC.
EBR Parish COVID-19 Testing Site Information
A statewide network has been launched to answer your questions regarding
COVID-19. Call 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
- Shortness of breath
*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of
What to do if you're sick
If you develop fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, and have been in
close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, please follow these
- Call your primary care doctor. If you don’t have one, please call
Baton Rouge General Physicians at (225) 763-4500.
- Call 2-1-1 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211. This 24/7 hotline is
available to answer your Coronavirus questions.
No visitors will be allowed to enter either hospital.
one visitor over the age of 18 will be allowed, including:
- Laboring mothers
- End of life patients
- Patients with special needs
Visitors who are allowed based on these exceptions will have their temperatures
screened before entering the facility. If a visitor has a temperature
over 99.9°, they will not be allowed to enter. All patients and visitors
will be required to wear a cloth mask, which will be provided upon entering
the facility as available.
Hospital Entrances are Limited.
Please use the following entrances:
Emergency Department Entrance: Open 24/7 for Emergency Department patients
Main Entrance, Entrance 1: Closed
Entrance 2: Open Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Open to patients/employees who
have an appointment or work in Medical Tower 2
Entrance 3: Open Monday - Friday, 5 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Entrance 4: Open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Open to heart & vascular
patients and employees
Center for Health Main Entrance, Picardy Plaza Main Entrance: Open Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Main Entrance: Open everyday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Use the call box after 6 p.m.
Entrance 2: Closed
Entrance 3: Open Monday - Friday, 6:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Open to Rehab & Therapy
patients and employees only
Entrance 4, 1st Floor Bridge/Breezeway: Open Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Classes & Events: All classes and events have been canceled until further notice.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will continue to update
as the situation evolves.