OLOL picking up slack as BR General ER closes its doors
BATON ROUGE- The emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid-City closed its doors this morning. In anticipation of this event, Baton Rouge General has added services to their Bluebonnet emergency room and hospital.
Since it was announced that the hospital would be closing, Baton Rouge General reported seeing a slight decrease in attendance at the Mid-City location and an increase at the Bluebonnet ER.
In order to help with patients that might be displaced by the closing, two LSU health clinics have expanded their hours. The urgent care located on airline highway is open 24 hours a day, and the N. Foster location will now stay open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Department of Health and Hospitals says that the best thing to do during a serious health emergency is to call 9-1-1. Getting an EMS to you quickly is your best and quickest defense.
For non-emergency needs like a broken bone, fever, or minor burns, Baton Rouge General recommends going to an urgent care facility instead of an ER.
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