New Orleans East Hospital opens drive thru COVID-19 testing site

New Orleans East Hospital opens drive thru COVID-19 testing site

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) -Beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9 a.m., New Orleans East Hospital will open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing center for symptomatic adults (18 and older) on the hospital campus.

“The New Orleans East Hospital has seen an influx of patients like every other healthcare facility throughout the city, region, and world,” said Dr. Takeisha Davis, CEO of New Orleans East Hospital.

Before coming to the hospital, residents are urged to first call the LCMC Health COVID-19 Hotline at 504.962.6202 if you are experiencing fever, cough, body aches, sore throat, running nose, or any other cold-like symptom. An over the phone screening will be conducted to evaluate if you need to come to the drive thru testing center.

If you are advised to come to the drive thru testing site for further evaluation, on-site screening and testing will be done Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or as long as tests are available.

Residents are asked to keep their windows up on arrival until further instructions are provided. Residents should also have their ID and insurance card ready. Results will be provided via phone within 5-7 business days.

Odyssey House will also offer free testing at its S. Broad Street facility weekdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Other testing sites include:


1631 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

(504) 821-2601

Ochsner Urgent Care - Mid City

4100 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119


Ochsner Urgent Care – Houma

5922 W. Main St., Ste. A, Houma, LA 70360


Ochsner Urgent Care – Mandeville

2735 Highway 190, Ste. D, Mandeville, LA 70471


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