NEW ORLEANS – Children’s Hospital is proud to announce the opening of its newest outpatient facility on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. Children’s Hospital Northshore Center, located in the heart of Covington, offers twelve pediatric specialties and appointments with the same world-class physicians as Children’s Hospital’s main campus.

“Offering pediatric specialty care close to home for our Northshore families has been a goal of Children’s for some time.” said Mary Perrin, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital. “Our pediatric-specific specialty services will complement the quality healthcare that Children’s Hospital’s primary care doctors already provide to our Northshore families.”

The Northshore Center offers appointments with 23 pediatric specialists including:

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • General Surgery
  • Genetics
  • GI/Nutrition
  • Medical Psychology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Forensic Medicine
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

The Center is equipped with the latest technology including X-ray, Electrocardiogram (EKG) Echocardiogram (ECHO), Bladder Scanners, Uroflow Dynamics and ENT scopes.

Conveniently located at 71338 Highway 21 in Covington, Louisiana, Children’s Hospital Northshore Center is open Monday through Friday. Click here to learn more about the Northshore Center. Physicians and patients can dial (504) 896-2888 to schedule appointments with Children’s Hospital pediatric specialists.


Children’s Hospital is a 247-bed, not-for-profit pediatric medical center offering a complete range of healthcare services for children from birth to 21 years. With over 40 pediatric specialties and more than 400 physicians, it is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South.

Children’s Hospital recorded patient visits from all 64 parishes in Louisiana, 43 states, the District of Columbia, and 9 foreign countries. In all, 66,438 children received treatment and the hospital recorded 157,738 patient visits.

The hospital’s Jack M. Weiss Emergency Care Center, one of the area’s busiest emergency rooms, is staffed around the clock by board-certified pediatricians, with the availability of a full range of pediatric specialists. The Emergency Department has a total of 35 exam rooms and is supported by a nursing staff specially trained to handle pediatric emergencies.

Outpatient appointments with pediatric specialists are offered at the Ambulatory Care Center on the hospital campus and at the hospital’s satellite locations throughout Louisiana: The Metairie Center, Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center of Baton Rouge, and Children’s Hospital Burdin Riehl Clinic in Lafayette. In addition to these, specialists see patients in Alexandria, Covington, Houma, Lake Charles, Monroe, Slidell, Thibodaux, and Gulfport, Mississippi.