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 BRG Express Care - Highland Village location.

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.

Online Check-in Available!

Visitor Information

  • No visitation allowed in COVID patient rooms.
  • Visitors must be 18+.
  • Visitation: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Visitors may enter through Main Entrance or Entrance 3 at Bluebonnet and Main Entrance at Mid City.
  • Visitors must wear a facemask upon entering. 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

  • No visitors are allowed at this time.

Surgery Patients - Bluebonnet

  • Visitation will allow more than one visitor in the waiting room as long as social distancing can be maintained. If needed, visitors may be asked to limit to one visitor per patient to achieve social distancing.
  • Visitors will be limited to 3 visitors per room in order to maintain social distancing guidelines. One or more visitors may be asked to step in the hall during patient care to maintain social distancing requirements. One caregiver may remain with the patient overnight.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Patients - Bluebonnet

  • One visitor will be allowed to visit their loved one for one hour per day at a designated time coordinated by the ICU staff.
  • Bluebonnet visitation times: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 2 - 5 p.m., and 8:30 - 10 p.m.
  • Mid City visitation times: 9 - 9:30 a.m., 1 - 1:30 p.m., and 5 - 5:30 p.m.
  • For ICU patients who are COVID positive, no visitation is allowed at this time.

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) Patients - Mid City

  • One visitor allowed per patient per visitation time.
  • Visitation times: 9 - 9:30 a.m., 1 - 1:30 p.m., and 5 - 5:30 p.m.

Labor & Delivery Patients - Bluebonnet

  • Limited to mother, significant other (no swapping) and one other support personnel for vaginal deliveries and C-sections. If the mother is suspected or confirmed COVID, no visitors will be allowed, including significant other.
  • Postpartum: Open visiting limited to 3 visitors at a time from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. From 8pm – 8am, only the spouse and one support person allowed.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Patients - Bluebonnet

  • Mother and one designated essential visitor per patient will be allowed.

Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) Patients - Mid City

  • Two visitors allowed per patient per visitation time.
  • Visitation times: 1 - 2 p.m., and 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

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.