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Ochsner LSU Health provides free COVID-19 testing at Shreveport recreation centers


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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport will be offering free COVID-19 testing this week at local recreation centers.

Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, you are encouraged to get tested to know your COVID-19 status in order to prevent spreading the illness to others.

Coronavirus testing will be provided at the following dates and times:

Monday, March 15

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Southern Hills Park and Community Center – 1002 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport

Thursday, March 18

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Bilberry Park – 1902 Alabama Ave., Shreveport

If you want to be tested please 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.

You will receive your 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 or via the Ochsner Anywhere Care app.

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