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OGHS Pediatric Services

Quality Care Services for Infants, Children & Adolescents

Opelousas General Health Systems offers a wide range of services and care for our area's youngest patients, from newborns to age 18. Our pediatric staff includes doctors and nurses with pediatric expertise, providing quality care with the extra dose of kindness and compassion a child who doesn't feel well especially needs.

From emergencies to surgeries, to illnesses, we have the expertise to treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Musculoskeletal problems - such as fractures with consultation available for rehabilitation purposes right here in the hospital.
  • Gastrointestinal illnesses
  • Infections
  • Diabetes
  • Pre and post-surgical care for minor surgeries including, but not limited to, appendectomy, colectomy, fracture repairs, debridements, minor burns, etc.
  • Sickle Cell Disease - Treatment for sickle cell sometimes includes blood transfusions, which our nursing staff is trained and capable of performing accurately on our Pediatric patients

Child- and Family-Focused Care

We're focused on making your child's stay in the hospital as comfortable as possible. We know that means parents too. That's why all our rooms are private, equipped pull-out sofa bed for a parent spending the night, and has a bathroom.

We communicate closely with parents to help you understand what's involved in your child's care and team with you to help reduce any fears your child may have about being in the hospital.

Wellness Shot Clinic

Opelousas General Health System hosts Shots for Tots Clinics at both Main and South Campuses. On the third Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. until Noon during the months of February, May, August and November, the clinic is held at Great Beginnings Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine located at 3795 I-49 S. Service Rd., Suite 201, Opelousas, LA. On the third Saturday of the month during the months of March, June, September and December, the clinic is held at OGHS Main Campus, 3rd Floor Auditorium. The cost is $10 per child. For more information, call 337-407-2795 or 337-323-9124.

Our Emergency Room is also available for pediatric emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.