People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. According to the CDC people with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Patients presenting in the Emergency Room with any of the above symptoms will be evaluated by a provider to determine if a COVID-19 test should be performed.
COVID-19 testing is NOT being offered to patients without symptoms. If you do not meet the testing criteria at this location, you may be referred to a community testing location for COVID-19 testing.
LCMC Health is bringing mobile COVID-19 testing to our community. Find a community testing site at ready.nola.gov/
Your safety is our priority
Less waiting where it matters most
Touro’s Emergency Department offers comprehensive emergency services with the highest standards of quality care, patient comfort, and safety. Our team of caring and compassionate ER medical professionals treat more than 34,000 emergency patients each year.
We deliver the treatment you need, when you need it. Our ER is equipped with 17 beds and is open 24 hours a day, every day.
On-Site specialists including surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, among many others
What can I expect inside the ER?
- Separate COVID and Non-COVID emergency rooms to ensure patient safety.
- ER navigator triages patients at entrance to determine which emergency room is best for each patient.
- No waiting rooms. Each patient goes from entrance to room to receive fast, quality care.
Senior Emergency Care
- Patient care areas designed for our senior patients with slip resistant flooring, raised beds, special lighting, and easy to read materials.
- Providers that have been specialty trained in geriatric medicine.
- Louisiana’s highest accredited senior emergency room
Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA)
Patients with non-life threatening conditions or wounds will be seen through our Fast Track program while patients in critical condition are cared for in our Emergency Department. Separating patients by the severity of their illness or injury results in less waiting time and a higher level of care for all.
What is Fast track?
When you arrive at our Emergency Department with less serious illnesses and injuries, a triage nurse will evaluate your condition and send you to our Fast Track area for treatment. Fast Track is not an urgent care center – it is an "express lane" through the Emergency Department experience.
Our Fast Track Department has 12 cardiac-monitored beds and is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 10 PM. Outside of these hours, minor illnesses are treated in the main ER. If your condition ends up being severe or critical, you will have access to all the resources of our Emergency Department.
Fast Track: 504.897.8250 Extension 3711
"If you are having a medical emergency, go straight to the emergency room or call 911"
Call 504.897.8250 for more information about our emergency services.
Emergency Location & Directions
Touro’s Emergency Department and Fast Track are located on the first floor of the hospital at 1401 Foucher Street, New Orleans, LA 70115.
Please note: Patients can be dropped off at the Emergency entrance, accessible from the Delachaise Street. Parking is available in the Delachaise Street parking garage, located directly across from the Emergency Department entrance.