Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Longleaf Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Longleaf Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

First Annual 5k Color Run

The Color Run is an event that Longleaf supports annually in an effort to create awareness and educate the community about the importance of mental health. Read below to learn about the most recent event!

Event Information

May 5, 2018 is shaping up to be a colorful, energetic, and beneficial day for individuals and families in the Alexandria area. On the first Saturday in May, Longleaf Hospital will hold its inaugural 5K Color Run/Walk. The run will begin at 8 a.m. at the hospital, which is located at 44 Versailles Blvd.

Billed as “a morning of family fun,” the May 5 event will also feature a bouncy house for children, a dunking booth, and refreshments provided by Chick-fil-A. Community healthcare experts will also be on-site to share free information.

“The purpose of the run is to educate the community about the importance of mental health and working together to break the stigma of mental illness,” said Longleaf Hospital CEO Claire Hick.

In addition to increasing awareness, the event will also raise funds to help area residents whose lives have been impacted by mental health challenges. All proceeds will be donated to the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Registration Information

Registration for the Longleaf Hospital 5K Color Run/Walk is $25.00 per person. All registered participants will receive a T-shirt and sunglasses.

Registration is currently underway at In-person registration will also be available the day of the race, from 7:00-7:45 a.m, though shirts may not be available for in-person registrants.

Additional Information

Local organizations that are partnering with Longleaf Hospital for this day of activity and awareness include Chick-fil-A, Kona Ice, Ace Hardware, and Office Link. Media partners include KALB-TV and The Town Talk newspaper.

Longleaf Hospital has really helped me and gave me a new chance at life. And I am so thankful for that.

– Anonymous Patient
Marks of Quality Care
  • Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation