Lake Area Medical Center


4200 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605

(337) 474-6370

Date of Official Change:

May 9, 2016


Women and Children's Hospital


Lake Area Medical Center is an 88-bed, full-service acute care hospital that offers quality healthcare for the entire family. Proudly serving residents of Southwest Louisiana, the hospital is the area!€™s preferred leader for women!€™s services and offers comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and medical and surgical care. Lake Area Medical Center is an Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center and operates a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We have dedicated staff members and affiliated physicians covering a range of 36 medical specialties, who are committed to keeping you and your family healthy.

Lake Area Medical Center provides a wide range of services, including:
!€¢ Bariatric weight loss surgery
!€¢ Cardiology services
!€¢ Diagnostic imaging: bone density, digital mammography, computed tomography scan, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and X-ray
!€¢ Emergency services: available 24 hours a day
!€¢ Intensive care services
!€¢ Labor and delivery services: private delivery suites, childbirth education classes and lactation consulting
!€¢ Laboratory services
!€¢ Level 3 neonatal ICU
!€¢ Newborn nursery
!€¢ Outpatient and inpatient medical and surgical services: general, bariatric weight loss, gastroenterology, gynecological, orthopedic,
ear, nose and throat, ophthalmology, plastic, podiatry, and urology
!€¢ Pediatrics
!€¢ Physical, occupational and speech therapy
!€¢ Respiratory services
!€¢ Adult volunteer program
!€¢ Community and patient education
!€¢ Healthy Woman program
!€¢ Senior Circle (adults 50+ club)
!€¢ Tiny Toes OB Club for expectant mothers



Offices: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
General Visiting Hours 8:00am - 8:00pm
Visitors: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by responsible adult

ICU Visiting Hours 9:00am -11:00am, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Visitors are limited to 2 per patient at a time / Visitation from children under the age of 12 is not encourage; however, children of an age may visit if the patient is an immediate family member

Intake Process:

Admissions process



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Date of Official Change:

May 9, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities:

For application or questions call 337-475-4002 / Must be able to volunteer at least 4 hours one day each week; attend hospital and volunteer orientation; have hospital / department training in the area to be worked; adhere to code of conduct and privacy practices; be punctual and reliable, displaying dignity, courtesy and consideration for others

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

4200 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605


4200 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Available Staff

Primary Contact

(337) 474-6370

Phone Numbers

Main Phone

(337) 474-6370


(337) 475-4050


(337) 475-4750

Finance Assistance Eligibility Screening Office

(337) 475-4004

Legal Status:


Geography Served

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  • Louisiana
    • Calcasieu County
      • Cameron County
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