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Free COVID testing in St. John next week

LAPLACE–St. John the Baptist Parish – Parish President Jaclyn Hotard announced St. John Parish has partnered with Ochsner Health to provide free COVID-19 testing at the St. John Parish Community Center, from 4 to 7 p.m. on  Monday, August 3 and from 9 a.m. to 1  p.m.  on Tuesday, August 4. 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:

Monday, August 3, 2020

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Parish Community Center

2900 US-51

LaPlace, LA 70068

Walk-Ups Welcome

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Parish Community Center

2900 US-51

LaPlace, LA 70068

Walk-Ups Welcome

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 through www.ochsner.org/virtualvisits or via the Ochsner Anywhere Care app.

   For more information, visit www.sjbparish.com. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or by tuning in to the government access channel.