At Ochsner, we are committed to testing and bringing clinical trials and new therapies to our community. We are currently offering COVID-19 and antibody testing.
Testing is safe and simple. Knowledge is power, so know where you stand.
If you think that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, it’s extremely important to self-quarantine to protect others.
The virus typically has an incubation period of 3-14 days, with most showing symptoms around day 5. To avoid a false negative test result, consider waiting at least 5 days after you are exposed or until you're showing symptoms to get a test.
If you are unsure about if or when you should be tested, talk with a provider virtually with Ochsner Anywhere Care.
If you are experiencing symptoms, testing is available at Ochsner Urgent Care locations and Ochsner’s community testing sites.
If you are not experiencing symptoms, you can still receive a COVID-19 test at one of Ochsner’s community test sites.
Please note that daily testing capacity at our community testing sites is limited, so it is recommended that you arrive early.
Click the button below to see this week’s testing sites. Testing is available at the locations and times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Please check the schedule each week for upcoming locations, dates and times. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.
There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test at community testing sites and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Please bring your ID and insurance card, if applicable.
Testing is available in these regions across Louisiana:
Greater New Orleans
You will receive your test results within 72 hours 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. You may call 1-866-703-7790 or click the button below.
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 for your upcoming surgery or procedure. Your results will be made available to your provider and to our Infection Control Team. You will receive your test results within 72 hours via the MyChart patient portal or by phone.
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. Also, if you successfully give blood or platelets at a participating Ochsner Blood Bank, you can receive a COVID-19 antibody test at no out-of-pocket cost.
A healthcare professional draws your blood and your blood is tested for antibodies. If you have the antibodies, you may be immune to COVID-19.
The cost for the antibody test is $50, and this price does not include the cost of any visit copay that would be incurred. The patient’s insurance will be billed for the test. Please contact your insurance provider for covered benefits prior to coming in for testing.
You will receive your test results within 24-48 hours via the MyChart patient portal or by phone.