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Ochsner LSU Health offers free COVID-19 testing in Shreveport, Natchitoches

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Free coronavirus testing is being offered this week at several locations in Shreveport and Natchitoches.

Starting Monday, Sept. 21 Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport will conduct free COVID-19 testing at the following sites:

Monday, Sept. 21

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Mamie Hicks Recreation Center – 200 Mayfair Dr., Shreveport

Tuesday, Sept. 22

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Querbes Park Community Center – 3500 Beverly Place, Shreveport

Wednesday, Sept. 23

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Querbes Park Community Center – 3500 Beverly Place, Shreveport

Thursday, Sept. 24

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • The Abundant Life Church – Gymnasium, 618 Ben Dr., Natchitoches

Friday, Sept. 25

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Valencia Park Community Center – 1800 Viking Dr., Shreveport

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.

Community members will receive their test results within 3-4 days via the MyChart patient portal or by phone.

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.

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