Ochsner provides free after hours COVID-19 testing

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Ochsner Baton Rouge is extending its COVID-19 testing hours to 4-8 p.m. from September 28 until October 1.

The testing schedule and locations are as follows:

Monday, September 284 p.m. – 8 p.m.Ochsner Health Center – Denham Springs30819 Hwy. 16Denham Springs, LA 70726
Tuesday, September 294 p.m. – 8 p.m.Ochsner Health Center – Denham Springs30819 Hwy. 16Denham Springs, LA 70726
Wednesday, September 304 p.m. – 8 p.m.Ochsner Health Center – Zachary4845 Main Street, Suite DZachary, LA 70791
Thursday, October 14 p.m. – 8 p.m.Ochsner Health Center – Zachary4845 Main Street, Suite DZachary, LA 70791

Testing at Ochsner is free and open to Louisiana residents over the age of two.

A doctors note is not required to obtain a test, but an ID and insurance card is requested, if applicable.

More information on Ochsner’s testing is available here.

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