Inpatient Admission

When referring a patient to Children's Hospital's Emergency Room, please call our Transfer Center at (504)896-6673 to provide supporting clinical information for admission.

Admission Information

Medical clearance is required for admission. This may be done through either Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Room or the nearest available emergency room. After an initial intake assessment and medical clearance, the medical director of the unit will make the final decision for admission.

The unit accepts admission inquiries from any one of the following:

  • the child’s family
  • psychiatrists
  • primary care physicians
  • mental health providers
  • school counselors
  • case managers
  • probation officers throughout the region
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