West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital recognizes the importance of visitors to the health and well-being of our patients. The following general visitation guidelines have been implemented to support our patients in their recovery while maintaining the safety of our staff and patients:
COVID+ and Pending Visitation
All Outpatient Areas
ICU will follow the hospital's visitation protocol with limited visitation hours as follows:
For more information about COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility & Scheduling, please call 337-528-4712.
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. 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.