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COVID-19 Updates

UPDATED: September 28, 2021

COVID-19 Screening

If you have COVID symptoms, get screened at North Oaks. Call the North Oaks screening line at (985) 230-CV19 [2819]. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

COVID-19 Vaccines

As of Monday, August 23, 2021, the FDA has fully approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals, ages 16 and older. Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) still applies to ages 12-15. If you have been waiting to get vaccinated, the time is now to get vaccinated to protect yourself and your loved ones.

COVID-19 vaccines are available at North Oaks Urgent Care locations in Hammond, Ponchatoula and Walker every day from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Schedule Your Vaccine Online Here
or call (985) 230-SHOT [7468].

Effective Friday, September 24, 2021, Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccines are available for adults at increased risk who are 6 months out from receiving their two-dose Pfizer vaccine. You are eligible if you are:

  • Age 65 or older
  • Age 18 or older and have one of many underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18 or older and live or work in a setting that places you at risk of being exposed to COVID

It is recommended that you discuss eligibility for the third-dose of Pfizer with your health care provider.


COVID-19 Testing

No provider order required.

North Oaks Urgent Care in Hammond, Ponchatoula and Walker offers PCR and rapid tests. Reserve your spot online or just walk in.


Safety Measures

With the exception of the ER and Urgent Care visits, health care services will be provided by appointment.

  • All visitors and staff are required to wear masks.
  • Upon arrival, temperature checks are done at the entry points to our facilities.
  • We are encouraging physical distancing in all areas to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Visitor Information

COVID-19 positive patients at North Oaks Medical Center and North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital may not have visitors except in end-of-life situations. Staff will give twice-a-day phone updates to the patient's designated family member.

Non-COVID-19 patients are allowed to have visitors between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. at North Oaks Medical Center and between 7 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. at North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital. Visitors will be required to mask and be screened for temperature to enter.

  • At North Oaks Medical Center, please enter and exit the hospital at the Main Entrance (4-story hospital building marked by a horseshoe drive and flagpole) seven days per week.

  • At North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital, please use the Main Entrance to enter and exit the facility seven days per week.


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