At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are closely monitoring updates and alerts from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

Please note that Shriners Hospitals for Children does not administer COVID-19 testing or treatment at this time. If your child has an upcoming appointment and you or your child are exhibiting a cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location to reschedule the appointment.

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For the latest updates about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.

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COVID-19 update from the Shreveport Shriners Hospital

Response limits appointments and surgeries, restricts hospital access

COVID-19 update from the Shreveport Shriners Hospital

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport is actively responding to the unprecedented situation relating to COVID-19/coronavirus. As part of our efforts to help protect our patients, families and staff from exposure, the Shreveport Shriners Hospital has enacted measures that significantly limit access to the facility.

  • The majority of our outpatient clinic visits are postponed through April 24. Our staff is currently contacting families to alert them of changes to their clinic appointments. Clinic visits requiring more immediate attention (including urgent conditions, fractures and cast changes/removals), will continue as scheduled.
  • All elective surgeries are postponed until at least April 24. We will continue to provide care for children with known or suspected fractures on a referral basis.
  • Families visiting for a confirmed clinic appointment are asked to arrive with parents or guardians only – no additional family members or guests will be permitted.
  • All individuals entering the building will be screened for signs/symptoms of fever and other illnesses. If a member of a party does show signs of communicable disease, the group will be unable to enter.
  • Visiting hours for our inpatient unit are suspended until further notice.

Families with questions or concerns regarding their clinic appointments or pending surgery are asked to call our intake line at 318-226-3314. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

We appreciate your understanding as we work to keep our kids, families, staff and friends safe.