Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport announced expanded community COVID-19 testing locations this week in Shreveport, La. Testing asymptomatic individuals is an important step in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two or older. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, it is encouraged that you get tested to know your COVID-19 status in order to prevent illness in others.

Please find the testing location details below. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.

 

Monday, August 24

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Highland Center Ministries, Gymnasium

520 Olive Street
Shreveport, LA 71105

Tuesday, August 25

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Highland Center Ministries, Gymnasium

520 Olive Street
Shreveport, LA 71105

Friday, August 28

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lakeside Park & Community Center

2200 Milam Street
Shreveport, LA 71103

 

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an 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. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized.

Those who test positive will have the opportunity to participate in Ochsner’s 14-day symptom tracker program designed for COVID-19 patients who do not require hospital care. Participants receive daily text messages to monitor symptoms and can be connected to our 24/7 nurse on-call line for additional support.

In addition to offering community testing, Ochsner LSU Health has the following resources available:

-Call the free COVID-19 information line at 844-888-2772 for 24/7 advice.

-Ochsner LSU Health patients can schedule a video visit with their provider and send secure messages via MyChart.

-New patients can see a provider over video through ochsnerlsuhs.org/anywhere or via the Ochsner Anywhere Care app.