Coronavirus Precautions


EMC is happy to announce that while still following the CDC and our Local Government guidelines, all our locations are open and have our original office hours.

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The Eye Medical Center main location is located on the OLOL campus and will now be following the safety precautions that have been set in place below. The other EMC locations will be following the same precautions.

  • As a precaution, we ask that if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat) please reschedule your appointment.
  • If you have an emergency, please call our main line first before making an office visit. 225-766-7441
  • We do not recommend bringing any children under 12 to your office visit unless your child has a pediatric eye appointment.

OLOL Visitation Policy Update

Prevention is the key to containment of viruses like COVID-19 which is why for the safety of our patients and team members, we are implementing new rules for visitors until further notice.  

Visitors will notice we have limited the number of entrances in order to screen every guest. We have marked entrances with clear signage and ensured they are accessible regardless of weather or disability.

All visitors entering will be screened based on CDC guidance. The brief screening process includes the following questions:

  • Do you have any symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath?
  • In the last 14 days, have you had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, someone under investigation for COVID-19 or are ill with a respiratory illness?
  • Do you live in a community where there have been multiple confirmed COVID-19 cases?
  • Have you traveled internationally within the last 14 days to countries with sustained community transmission?

Please wait to visit if you're not feeling well today.

  • Stay home when you are sick. Please do NOT visit if you have a fever, cough, vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Visitors under the age of 12 are strongly discouraged from visiting during cold and flu season.
  • Anyone coming into the hospital with flu or cold symptoms will be asked to wear a mask.

Hand Hygiene

  • Visitors and patients should wash their hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • Washing your hands with soap and water is the preferred method unless otherwise indicated. Hand sanitizer stations are also available throughout the hospital.
  • Hand hygiene should always be done before and after patient contact.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will continue to update our website and social media as the situation evolves.