Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

1202 S. Tyler Street
Covington LA 70433 (985) 898-4555
24 hours, 7 days

The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a 15-bed, Level III NICU. According to the journal Pediatrics, Level III, or subspecialty NICUs, can care for newborn infants with extreme prematurity or who are critically ill or require surgical intervention.

The NICU has two board certified neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners on staff to provide 24/7 continuous care to our special babies. We use a state-of-the-art monitoring system to monitor heart rate, respiratory status and vital signs. We utilize RNs with years of NICU experience and ongoing educational programs to assure quality care for the neonates.

We provide “Rooming-In” for parents, when available, just prior to discharge so that they can feel confident to care for their babies at home. The rooming-in room is adjacent to the NICU. There is an open visitation policy for parents and grandparents.