Kids’ Health 2020: Pediatric Providers on Both Shores

Kids’ Health 2020: Pediatric Providers on Both Shores

As we all continue to navigate our way through this strange new pandemic world, one of the many issues to consider is pediatric preventative health care. Naturally, if your child experiences a health or dental problem, that’s a necessary trip to an office, but what about routine dental cleanings and wellness checkups?

Many experts say it’s okay to temporarily delay the routine dental cleanings if you’re uncomfortable with going into an office, but it’s worth giving your dentist a call to discuss the situation, as well as the precautions they’ve put in place. 

Where wellness visits are concerned, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “strongly supports the continued provision of health care for children during the COVID-19 pandemic.”  The main concerns involve delays in vaccinations and vital health screenings. 

It’s worth noting that many providers are offering virtual appointments or will allow you to wait in your car until they are ready to see you, which allows you to avoid or reduce possible waiting room exposure. And *some* pediatricians can be persuaded to administer vaccines and booster shots while you sit in your car, provided you wait the requisite 15 minutes to watch for reactions before leaving the parking lot.

Bottom line: It’s best to talk with your provider and get their feedback as you make these important healthcare decisions for your family. If you’re in need of a new provider, we’ve got a list of some stellar pediatricians, pediatric dentists, specialists, special needs, and urgent care facilities on both shores.





Access Health Louisiana (Both Shores)

Community Healthcare Network – Locations in multiple parishes, including Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, Plaquemines, and Tangipahoa


Children’s International Pediatrics

Multiple other locations throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, including Slidell, Covington, Lacombe & Hammond.


Children’s Hospital Northshore Center

71338 LA-21, Covington; (985) 317-6000


Fairway Pediatrics

7020 North Highway 190, Suite C, Covington; (985) 871-7337


Lake Vista Pediatrics

6517 Spanish Fort Blvd, New Orleans; (504) 283-7306


Ochsner General Pediatrics (Both Shores)

Locations in Kenner, New Orleans, Slidell & River Ridge; 866-624-7637


Pontchartrain Pediatrics

4405 Hwy 190 East Service Rd, Covington; (985) 893-8505




Access Health Louisiana (Both Shores)

Community Healthcare Network

Locations in multiple parishes, including Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Plaquemines, and Tangipahoa.


Bippos (Both Shores)

2935 Hwy. 190, Mandeville; (985) 727-7030

2960 E. Gause Blvd., Slidell; (985) 641-3988

4061 Behrman Hwy., New Orleans; (504) 368-1990


Dr. Todd S. Brasuell – Pediatric Dentist

189 Greenbriar Blvd A, Covington; (985) 892-5942


Dr. Nathan A. Burns – Great Big Smiles Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry

5036 Yale St #302, Metairie; (504) 455-2213


Children’s Dental Cottage

704 Main St, Madisonville; (985) 845-3211

New Orleans Children’s Dental Center

6264 Canal Blvd Suite 1, New Orleans; (504) 833-5528


Northshore Pediatric Dentistry (Mandeville)

102 Fontainbleau Drive, Suite F-2, (985) 869-5775


Dr. Jason D. Parker, DDS (Both Shores)

2201 Veterans Blvd, Metairie; (504) 831-2120

2330 E. Gause Blvd, Slidell; (504) 831-2120


Thorson Dentistry For Kids

123 Metairie Rd. Ste 204, Metairie; (504) 518-6815

159 Longview Dr, Destrehan; (985) 307-0072


Tulane Family Dentistry

2504 Tulane Ave, New Orleans; (504) 304-9929





Children’s Hospital 24/7 Pediatric Emergency Care 

Main Campus – 200 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans; (504) 899-9511

West Bank – 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero; (504) 349-1555


Children’s Hospital – After Hours Clinic

3040 33rd St, Metairie; (504) 837-7760


Lakeview Hospital Pediatric Unit

95 Judge Tanner Blvd, Covington; (985) 867-3800


St. Tammany Parish Hospital Pediatric Emergency Dept

1202 S. Tyler St., Covington; (985) 898-4438


St. Tammany Parish Hospital – Mandeville ER

 2929 Hwy 190, Mandeville; (985) 773-1550





Families Helping Families (Both Shores)

Greater New Orleans

700 Hickory Ave, Harahan; (504) 888-9111


204 W 21st Ave, Covington; (985) 875-0511


Reliable Community Alternatives, Inc.

5416 Veterans Blvd., Metairie; (504) 779-4740




Asthma Allergy & Immunology 

187 Greenbriar Blvd # A, Covington; (985) 893-5780


EyeCare 20/20  

2 Sanctuary Blvd #303, Mandeville; (985) 624-5058


Dr. Tammy Harvey – Family Asthma, Allergy & Immunology

3321 W Esplanade Ave, Metairie’ (504) 266-2444


Innovative Suit Therapy & Fitness – All Ages Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

19105 Sandy Ln, Covington; (985) 792-7700


Ochsner Health Center for Children Pediatric Subspecialties

71211 LA-21, Covington; (985) 898-7400


Parker Speech & Language Therapy 

19105 Sandy Ln Suite A Covington; (985) 705-5330


Pediatric Ophthalmology and Optometry

1514 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans; (866) 624-7637


Katie Kimble Wonch – Infinite Vision

3545 US-190, Mandeville; (985) 892-1228