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COVID-19 Update

If you or a loved one’s cancer care has been disrupted by COVID-19 travel restrictions, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center has several locations across Southeast Louisiana and Mississippi and works collaboratively with cancer care programs throughout the region. Our Cancer Patient Navigation Team is available to help you explore local options to continue your care. Our navigators can be reached by calling our main center at 225-767-0847 (ask to be connected to the Navigation Department) or by email Please contact us if we can assist you in any way.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is committed to helping keep our patients and community safe and healthy.

As a result, the Cancer Center currently has a Zero Visitor policy, with the only exception being for patients with cognitive impairment. Those with mobility issues will be supported by our guest services teams to ensure they are able to safely attend their appointments. We are supportive of allowing loved ones to utilize their preferred technology to provide inclusive appointments.

In order to protect the health and wellbeing of our patients and team members, anyone entering our facility will be asked to wear a face mask. Please bring yours with you when you come. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.

All patients will be screened upon entering the facility. Screening consists of several questions related to whether you or someone you’ve been in close contact with has been tested or diagnosed with COVID – 19, and a temperature check.

We ask that you please contact your physician before travelling to any of our facilities if any of the following applies to you:

  • Showing symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as fever greater than 100.4º F/38º C, cough or shortness of breath.
  • Have been tested for COVID-19.
  • Had contact with someone who has been ill with a respiratory virus.

Please contact your physician and notify them if any of these items pertain to you. 


Mask Donations

Looking for a way to safely help out during this time? You can donate homemade cloth masks for our patients to use during their visit. Simply drop-off donations to any of our centers during regular business hours.

Cloth Mask Tutorial

Support the Mission!

Please consider a gift today to make an immediate impact on how Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center can provide innovative responses as these never before seen challenges emerge. You can help ensure every cancer patient and frontline team member receives the unique assistance they require today. Your action today makes an impact on someone’s tomorrow.

Video appointments now available!

The Cancer Center is now offering secure video visits. Appointments with your doctor for consultations or follow-ups are now available (depending on provider availability), making it easier and more convenient for you and your loved ones to access personalized care. Online appointments allow you to receive the same quality care as you do in person.

Radiation Oncology
Click here for more information on video appointments with your radiation oncologist.

Medical Oncology (Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, Baton Rouge)
Already an existing patient? You can schedule using

You can also contact your doctor’s office to set up a video appointment (pending provider’s availability):

Click here for more information on video visits via MyChart. You can also access additional resources below:

Additional Resources

Video Updates




To protect our patients who are uniquely vulnerable to COVID – 19, we are implementing precautions including:

  • Making changes to our workforce. Employees whose presence on campus is not deemed essential are working remotely, as determined by managers.
  • Limiting work meetings and social gatherings. Campus events intended for large audiences are canceled or postponed.
  • Canceling all business travel, domestic and international. The organization will monitor closely and re-evaluate whether an extension is needed.
  • Canceling all volunteer shifts. All volunteer shifts are canceled until further notice.

Mary Bird Perkins is working closely with federal, state, and local health officials along with our hospital partners to align with their rules and restrictions to ensure every necessary step is taken to protect the health of our patients, visitors and team members.

Please remember the most important things that you can do today to impact your health and the health of your love ones is to wash your hands and cover your cough. Respiratory viruses are spread through coughing and sneezing near others and by picking up germs on surfaces and touching our eyes, nose and mouth.


Click here to read more tips from the CDC about how you can protect yourself from COVID-19. Many of the precautions are identical to how patients are educated on avoiding the flu.