COVID-19 & Antibody Testing

The Louisiana Department of Health offers COVID-19 testing seven days a week. Please click here for a full list of testing locations.

Free at-home COVID tests available

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

Testing is available at our community testing sites for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Walk-ups are welcome.

You will receive your test results within 96 hours via the MyOchsner 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. You may call 800-231-5257 or 504-842-3155. You can also click the button below.

If you are unsure about if or when you should be tested, talk with a provider virtually with Ochsner Anywhere Care for medical advice. Ochsner Anywhere Care cannot place orders for infusions.

Now that you have taken your COVID-19 test, what's next?

Ochsner Health Testing Locations

New Orleans Region

For state-run testing locations in New Orleans, please visit https://ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/testing/.

Baton Rouge Region

For state-run testing locations in Baton Rouge, please visit https://ldh.la.gov/page/covid19-testing-sites

Lafayette Region

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
New location as of June 6:

816 Harding Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
Test: PCR and rapid tests available.

North Louisiana Region

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Kings Highway
1606 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103

COVID-19 Testing Before Procedures

If you have an upcoming surgery or procedure at Ochsner, you may be referred to one of the pre-procedural testing locations below to prepare your medical team. Your results will be made available to your provider and to our infection control team. You will receive your test results within 72 hours.

Antibody testing is available

Antibody testing determines whether you had COVID-19 and now have antibodies against the virus. To receive the antibody test, you must have a physician order.

The cost for the antibody test is $50, and this price does not include the cost of any visit copay that would be incurred. Please contact your insurance provider for covered benefits prior to coming in for testing.

You will receive your test results within 24-48 hours.
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