West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital recognizes the importance of visitors to the health and well-being of our patients. To support our patients in their recovery while maintaining the safety of our staff and visitors, the following general visitation guidelines have been implemented:
General Visitation Guidelines
Intensive Care Unit
Surgery, Same-Day Surgery, Pre-Admission, Cardiology, Radiology, APTC
For more information about COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility & Scheduling, please call 337-310-0395.
WCCH currently has a very limited supply of monoclonal antibody fusions available.
Monoclonal antibody infusions require a physician's order. Once a physician order is received, patients should call our Emergency Department (337-527-4270) to schedule the infusion. If you are interested in receiving an infusion, we encourage you to speak with your primary care provider to see if you meet the criteria to receive the infusion.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
Fever (100.4 or greater)
Repeated shaking with chills
New loss of taste or smell
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 call 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211. This 24/7 hotline is available to answer your COVID-19 questions.
Patients requiring COVID-19 testing can utilize WCCH's drive-through COVID-19 screening service. A Physician's Order is required. When patients arrive, they should call 337-244-6356. Patients must remain in their vehicle during specimen collection, unless additional services are needed.
Testing hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Check out this infographic to better understand the value and limitations of current COVID-19 testing options for effectively detecting and controlling the spread of this virus.
For additional information regarding COVID-19, please visit cdc.gov or call the statewide 211 network by simply dialing 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. WCCH will continue to assess its protocols and will make adjustments as necessary.