Ochsner Health expands community COVID-19 testing, encourages testing without shown symptoms

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Ochsner recently announced the expansion of its community COVID-19 testing efforts across the Greater Baton Rouge Area.

The testing sites are located near local COVID-19 hot spots, and will continue until the end of this year based on community need.

“Ochsner’s investment in enhanced community testing is a critical step towards a continued safe reopening,” said Eric McMillen, CEO, Ochsner Baton Rouge.  “I encourage everyone to come for a test to know your status.  We’ve seen several positive cases with no symptoms.”

Ochsner Health provided guidelines below:

  • Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, Ochsner Health encourages testing to learn your COVID-19 status. 
  • Doctor’s orders are not required and test are given to individuals 2-years-old and up.
  • People coming for testing must bring a picture ID and insurance card, if applicable.
  • There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status.

“Community members will receive their test results within 72 hours via the MyChart patient portal or by phone. Those who test positive can participate in Ochsner’s 14-day symptom tracker program designed for COVID-19 patients who do not require hospital care,” said a recent Ochsner Health. “Participants receive daily text messages to monitor symptoms and can be connected to a 24/7 nurse on-call line for additional support.”

Ochsner Health has provided the following testing site information. Note that testing schedules and/or locations are subject to change:

Monday, June 1
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  
SE Mackey Center
6534 Ford St.Baton Rouge, LA 70811
Tuesday, June 2
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  
SE Mackey Center
6534 Ford St.Baton Rouge, LA 70811
Wednesday, June 3
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  
Sorrento Community Center
7471 Main StreetSorrento, LA 70778
Thursday, June 4
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  
Sorrento Community Center
7471 Main StreetSorrento, LA 70778
Friday, June 5
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Beacon Light Baptist Church
7513 Prescott Rd.Baton Rouge, LA 70812
Monday, June 8
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MLK Community Center
4000 Gus Young Ave.Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Tuesday, June 9
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MLK Community Center
4000 Gus Young Ave.Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Wednesday, June 10
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MLK Community Center
4000 Gus Young Ave.Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Thursday, June 11
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Howell Place
7855 Howell Blvd.Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Friday, June 12
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Howell Place
7855 Howell Blvd.Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Monday, June 15
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oak Villa Park
2615 Oak Villa Blvd.Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Tuesday, June 16
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oak Villa Park
2615 Oak Villa Blvd.Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Wednesday, June 17
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oak Villa Park
2615 Oak Villa Blvd.Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Thursday, June 18
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Democracy Prep
4055 Prescott Rd.Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Friday, June 19
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Democracy Prep
4055 Prescott Rd.Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Monday, June 22
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Howell Place
7855 Howell Blvd.Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Tuesday, June 23
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Howell Place
7855 Howell Blvd.Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Wednesday, June 24
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
SE Mackey Center
6534 Ford St.Baton Rouge, LA 70811
Thursday, June 25
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
SE Mackey Center
6534 Ford St.Baton Rouge, LA 70811
Friday, June 26
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
SE Mackey Center
6534 Ford St.Baton Rouge, LA 70811

Testing is available at the times listed above or until all test kits run out.

If you have any questions about community testing, please call 1-855-668-3606 or visit Ochsner.org/Testing.

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