CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwest Louisiana is fully equipped to provide safe, quality care to our communities. Learn More

Our Approach

We understand the impact of social distancing and the importance of limiting the risk of exposure to COVID-19. However, we want you to be confident in seeking the care you need, especially in the case of an emergency. Our emergency departments are here to safely provide for life threatening illness and injury. Do not ignore the signs of stroke, heart attack, issues with Diabetes, COPD and other urgent health conditions. We remain a safe place for all to receive quality care. While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness are not.

When you are faced with a medical emergency, CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick is here to provide experienced, specialized and effective treatment, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick offers comprehensive emergency services for all ages and conditions. Our advanced diagnostic testing and imaging services saves you overnight stays and unnecessary costs.  We use the latest diagnostic procedures to evaluate and assess each situation. From minor bumps and bruises to strokes, heart attacks and other serious injuries or illnesses - our expert physicians and highly trained nursing staff are here to give you quick, expert medical attention. 

When to go to the ER vs an Urgent Care clinic?

In the event of an emergency please dial 9-1-1, or go to the nearest emergency room immediately. 

Only facility in Southwest Louisiana Offering

Interventionalist who can order procedures and perform surgeries. Patients have received lifesaving treatment medication because of interventional radiologist in the ED.

Treats hydrofloriac acid- SASOL, disaster management team, certified annually in HERT- designated by FEMA. Usual level of HERTS.


Our Location

CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Emergency
524 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

  • Rapid Medical Assessment
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Thermosuit
  • Fall Prevention