COVID Test Sites

Where to get a COVID test in SWLA
Where to get a COVID test in SWLA(KPLC)
Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 5:33 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) -

In response to the recent increases in Covid-19, the Louisiana Department of Health has ramped up FREE testing sites across Region 5. Click here for a list of Louisiana test sites:

The Louisiana Department of Health and Walgreens are partnering to provide COVID-19 testing by appointment in Region 5 at:

Walgreens - 2000 Gerstner Memorial Dr, Lake Charles 337.439.7114.

There is no cost to the patient, though insurance information may be requested. You will not be billed if your insurance denies coverage.

Testing is available to people ages 3 and older. Appointments are required; make yours at Bring your personal ID to your appointment, as well as insurance information if you have it. Test results are available within 72 hours of test collection: by email if negative, or by email and a phone call if positive.

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital ER - corner of 18th St. and 2nd Ave, Lake Charles

There is no-cost to the patient, but please bring your insurance card if you have one.

7 days per week 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

FREE COVID tests are also available at the following Health Units:

Allen Parish Health Unit – 145 Hospital Dr, Oakdale 337.335.1147

Covid Testing - Thursday 8:30am – 3:30pm

Beauregard Parish Health Unit – 216 Evangeline St, DeRidder 337.463.4486

Covid Testing Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm

Calcasieu Parish Health Unit – 3236 Kirkman St, Lake Charles 337.478.6020

Covid Testing & Vaccinations Monday – Friday 8AM – 2PM

Jefferson Davis Parish Health Unit – 403 Baker St, Jennings 337.824.2193

Covid Testing Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm

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