Free COVID-19 testing available on July 21 in St. John Parish

Published 4:16 pm Monday, July 20, 2020

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St. John the Baptist Parish – Parish President Jaclyn Hotard announces St. John Parish has partnered with Ochsner Health to provide free COVID-19 testing at the St. John Parish Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. Testing is available to those ages 2 years and older. The Community Center is located at 2900 Hwy 51 in LaPlace. Walk-ups are welcome.
Those who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. Testing is free and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the below time or until all test kits have been utilized:


Tuesday, July 21, 2020
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
St. John the Baptist Parish Community Center
2900 US-51
LaPlace, LA 70068
Walk-Ups Welcome
“Increasing COVID-19 testing capacity is critical to ensuring the health and safety of our community and we are pleased to again partner with Ochsner Health,” said Parish President Hotard.
Community members will receive test results 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 may receive daily text messages to monitor symptoms and can be connected to the 24/7 nurse on-call line for additional support.
Additional Ochsner resources can be found below:
  • Call the free Ochsner information line at 844-888-2772 for 24/7 advice and COVID-19 information.
  • Established Ochsner patients can schedule a video visit with their provider and send secure messages via MyOchsner.
  • New patients can see a provider over video or via the Ochsner Anywhere Care app.
For more information, visit Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or by tuning in to the government access channel.