COVID-19 Testing Sites

Where can I get tested?

The Louisiana Department of Health recommends COVID-19 testing for any patients who are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, contact your primary care physician for guidance.

Geaux Get Tested Sites: Beginning Tuesday, July 7, the federal government is standing up five test sites to Baton Rouge. Hours and dates of operation for all sites: 8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m., seven days a week. Test sites will be open for 12 days, from Tuesday, July 7 to Saturday, July 18. Testing is free and no insurance is required. Click here for information regarding these special testing sites.

How long does it take to get results?

With the number of places provided COVID-19 tests increasing each week, people are having to wait longer for their results. Currently, some commercial labs that process the tests can take up to two weeks to report those results back to the patient.

The Department of Health does not get any test results, and we recommend that patients who get tested ask staff at the testing site when to expect results, and where to call to get those results. We recommend everyone ask for a phone number to call if you haven’t received your results within the timeframe you were given.

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