Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is no longer authorizing the previously available bivalent COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and Moderna in preparation for the arrival of the new formulation of updated COVID-19 vaccinations. This is expected in the fall of 2023. We will update this page with new information as it becomes available.
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.
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.
Now that you have taken your COVID-19 test, what's next?
For state-run testing locations in New Orleans, please visit https://ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/testing/.
For state-run testing locations in Baton Rouge, please visit https://www.vaccines.gov/searc...
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.
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Kings Highway
1606 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103
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 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.