Effective July 8, at 5 a.m., West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital's visitation policy and facility entry process is as follows:
Essential visitors are defined as a visitor that is required to accompany the patient for vital care or communication needs. The patient’s need for an essential visitor will be determined by the medical/nursing staff.
Visitor must be screened for symptoms at facility entry/access points each day. If a visitor is symptomatic, they will NOT be allowed entry.
Visitors will not be allowed to our hospital, outpatient facilities and clinics unless determined to be essential for the care of the patient or end of life situations. Special considerations are listed below:
Entry points into the main hospital facility are limited, times are below may be subject to change.
We continue to monitor the risk of COVID-19 and will adjust visitor restrictions as necessary. We appreciate your help in keeping our patients and employees safe. This policy may be revised with or without notice to comply with state and federal mandates.
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:
Or at least two of these symptoms:
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.