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COVID-19 Updates

UPDATED: September 16, 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 of the week from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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

As of Friday, August 13, 2021, the CDC now recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after their second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Immunocompromised individuals may self-attest to their condition; no provider order is required. Follow this link to download and complete a self-attestation form containing a list of qualifying conditions to present at your vaccination appointment.


COVID-19 Testing

No provider order required.

  • Drive-thru Testing: by appointment only, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at North Oaks Medical Center. Call (985) 230-7777 or click here to schedule your test.
  • 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) Monday-Friday, and through the Tower Entrance (5-story hospital building marked by circle drive and connecting breezeway to the Parking Garage) 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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