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New Orleans East Hospital
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5620 Read Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70127
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Rapid and expert emergency care at NOEH because we know in the ER, every second counts.

COVID-19 Testing

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. According to the CDC people with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Patients presenting in the Emergency Room with any of the above symptoms will be evaluated by a provider to determine if a COVID-19 test should be performed.

COVID-19 testing is NOT being offered to patients without symptoms. If you do not meet the testing criteria at this location, you may be referred to a community testing location for COVID-19 testing.

Community testing
LCMC Health is bringing mobile COVID-19 testing to our community. Find a community testing site at

New Orleans East Hospital’s Emergency Department is a primary stroke center. If you are having  a stroke, come to New Orleans East Hospital for care immediately.

What is Fast track?

When you arrive at our Emergency Department with less serious illnesses and injuries, a triage nurse will evaluate your condition and send you to our Fast Track area for treatment. Fast Track is not an urgent care center – it is an "express lane" through the Emergency Department experience.

"If you are having a medical emergency, go straight to the emergency room or call 911"

Emergency Location & Directions

New Orleans East Hospital’s Emergency Department is located on the second floor of the hospital at 5620 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127

Please note: Patients can be dropped off at the Emergency entrance.

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