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.
Baton Rouge, LA – Ochsner Baton Rouge offers drive-thru PCR testing for COVID-19 six days per week at the former Runnels School (17255 S. Harrell's Ferry Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70816). Testing has no out-of-pocket costs. In August, the drive thru hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday, and 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., on Saturday. Hours in September are likely to change due to previously scheduled events at the location.
If you think you were exposed to someone with COVID, but don’t currently have any symptoms, the best course of action is to quarantine for 10 days. If you start to develop symptoms, start with a virtual urgent care visit through www.ochsner.org/virtualvisits, or via the Ochsner Anywhere Care app, for just $10. The quick and easy process guides patients on next steps.
“We are setting the wrong kinds of records for COVID-positive hospitalization,” stated Aldo Russo, M.D., Regional Medical Director, Ochsner Baton Rouge. “If you have minor symptoms, please avoid the ER and urgent care centers. Vaccination remains your best option.”
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About Ochsner Baton Rouge
Greater Baton Rouge is home to Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge, a full-service, 150-bed hospital and 13 Health Centers across Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston and Tangipahoa Parishes – including Ochsner Cancer Center – Baton Rouge. Over 2,300 employees serve patients in the Greater Baton Rouge area, including more than 250 physicians and Advanced Practice Providers whose collective dedication to patient care is recognized for quality excellence by Becker’s Hospital Review, Healthgrades, Truven Health Analytics and Leapfrog. Ochsner Baton Rouge is a part of Ochsner Health, Louisiana’s largest non-profit healthcare delivery system committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner healed more than 876,000 people from across the globe in 2019, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner's team of more than 26,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the Gulf South. To learn more about Ochsner Baton Rouge, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook.