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Winter Weather Closures

By Ochsner Lafayette General
February 14, 2021

Tuesday, February 16 Update:
All Ochsner Lafayette General Urgent Care Centers will open at noon today.


For Immediate Release:
February 14, 2021

PR Contact:                    
Patricia Thompson                  
All elective surgeries canceled and all Ochsner Lafayette General Urgent Care Centers and clinics to be closed on Monday, February 15

Lafayette (4 p.m.) – Due to the Winter Storm Watch and pending threat of a hard freeze with ice accumulation, all Ochsner Lafayette General urgent care locations, professional centers, physician clinics, Cancer Center of Acadiana locations and the outpatient lab at Burdin Riehl will be closed on Monday, February 15. All COVID-19 vaccines have been canceled for Monday. The Urgent Care Center at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics will be closing early, at 5 p.m., today.

The safety of our patients and employees continues to be our highest priority. Our emergency plans and protocols are in place and leadership is closely monitoring the situation in cooperation with authorities.      

Patients are encouraged to use Health Anywhere, which connects patients to local providers via virtual visits. Health Anywhere users can instantly connect with providers through a secure, interactive video via their smartphone or tablet from anywhere with an internet connection. It’s an integrated and streamlined experience delivered through a free Health Anywhere mobile app, available on iOS and Android. 

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911. All Ochsner Lafayette General hospitals are operating normally and providing all services including emergency care if needed. 

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About Ochsner Lafayette General 
Ochsner Lafayette General has more than 4,500 employees and serves 220,000 patients per year. The organization includes Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC), Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopaedic Hospital, Ochsner Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, Ochsner St. Martin Hospital, Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics UHC), Ochsner Acadia General Hospital and Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital and a number of clinics, urgent cares and professional centers. Ochsner LGMC is the only Level II Trauma Center in Southwest Louisiana. Both Ochsner LGMC and Ochsner UHC are major teaching hospitals, providing graduate medical education across many disciplines. To learn more about Ochsner Lafayette General, visit