Where to get tested for COVID-19 this week in Baton Rouge



Since the coronavirus pandemic hit Baton Rouge months ago, there have been a number of drive-thru testing sites available to the public. Here’s where you can get tested for COVID-19 this week in Baton Rouge:

Baton Rouge General Mid City

Baton Rouge General’s Mid City location offers COVID-19 tests on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon.

To obtain a test, patients need an order or a referral from their healthcare provider. Providers must fax orders to (225) 442-5200. Written notes are not acceptable.

Patients must also have a state-issued ID, and they need to bring their insurance card if they have one, according to BRG.

Patients are to remain in their vehicles while their information is gathered. After that, clinicians perform nasal swabs while patients remain in their vehicles, according to BRG.

It takes about seven to nine business days to process after the swab is taken. BRG will send the results to patients’ healthcare providers.

West Baton Rouge Parish

West Baton Rouge Parish will offer drive-thru testing from 8 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Thursday and Monday at different locations.

Patients seeking a test Tuesday must go to the Erwinville Community Center, located at 5110 Rougon Road in Port Allen.

Thursday’s testing will take place at Port Allen’s WBR Community Center, located at 749 N. Jefferson Ave.

An additional round of testing will be available Monday at the Addis Community Center, located at 7520 Hwy. 1 South in Addis.

Only people who are 18 or older can receive a test at these locations, and people with pets in their vehicles will be denied a test, according to West Baton Rouge Parish Public Information Officer Lynn Ewing.

People are to stay in their vehicles, as the tests will be self-administered. A doctor’s order is not required to obtain this free test.

Mobile testing sites in Baton Rouge

Mobile testing sites will be open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two Baton Rouge locations.

Testing will be available Tuesday at Capital Missionary Baptist Church, located at 5565 Hooper Road.

Thursday’s testing site will be at the Martin Luther King Community Center, located at 4000 Gus Young Ave.

No doctor’s orders or referrals are needed to utilize the testing sites. Walk-ups are welcome at both locations.

Insurance is not required, but people with insurance are asked to bring their insurance cards and IDs.

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