The Gastro Clinic continues to follow all CDC guidelines to ensure safe care for all of our patients and to help minimize exposure within the community.
The health and well-being of our patients are our highest priority. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines.
The Gastro Clinic COVID Precautions
- Wear a Mask – All employees, patients and visitors must wear face masks while in our facilities.
- Visitors Restricted – Out of the safety of our patients and staff, visitors are not allowed to accompany patients to their appointments, with few exceptions.
- Telehealth is Available – Virtual telehealth appointments are available and covered like regular office visits by most insurance providers.
- Feeling Ill? – If you have fever or other respiratory symptoms, please call your primary care physician or visit your nearest urgent care facility before coming in.
Information about COVID vaccine
Effective Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the State of Louisiana has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to include people who have health conditions that may result in a higher risk of disease. If you are between the ages of 18 and 64 (or 16+ if receiving the Pfizer vaccine) and have one of the conditions listed here, you are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine. If you are pregnant, regardless of age, you are also eligible.
For the most recent information regarding the COVID vaccine, please check these sites for important updates:
Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Ochsner Lafayette General COVID-19 Vaccine
Please note that The Gastro Clinic is not involved in the administration of vaccines.
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions: