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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|Updated: Dec. 28, 2021 at 3:08 PM CST
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Click here for a list of Louisiana test sites: https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3934

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 walgreens.com/covid19testing. 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 parking lot - corner of 18th Street. and Second Avenue, 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.

The site will do PCR testing and results are anticipated to take about 48 hours, according to officials.

FREE drive-thru 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 am – 3 pm

Beauregard Parish Health Unit – 216 Evangeline St., DeRidder 337-463-4486

  • Covid Testing Monday – Thursday 8 am – 4 pm
  • Covid Testing Friday 8 am - 12 pm

Calcasieu Parish Health Unit – 3236 Kirkman St., Lake Charles 337-478-6020

  • Covid Testing & Vaccinations Monday – Thursday 8 am – 4 pm
  • Covid Testing & Vaccinations Friday 8 am - 12 pm

Jefferson Davis Parish Health Unit – 403 Baker St., Jennings 337-824-2193

  • Covid Testing Monday - Wednesday 8 am – 4 pm
  • Covid Testing Friday 8 am - 12 pm

Sulphur Health Unit – 201 Edgar St., Sulphur 337-478-6020

  • Covid Testing Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4 pm
  • Covid Testing Friday 8 am - 12 pm

Jennings American Legion Hospital – 1634 Elton Rd., Jennings 337-616-7000

  • Covid Testing Monday - Friday 8 am - 1 pm

Genview Diagnosis – 337-936-6618

  • Free personal, family, and business testing. Will come to you.

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