Our walk-in testing is available Monday-Friday 9-11am. You do not need an appointment during these hours.
COVID TESTING BY APPOINTMENT
Appointments for COVID testing are available to current primary care patients and those who have previously been tested for COVID with us. Time slots are available Monday-Friday from 11am to 12pm. Please call 504-821-2601 to schedule an appointment in advance.
Following guidance from the State of Louisiana, we are now providing vaccinations for all people who are 70+, by appointment only. Call (504) 821-2601 to schedule an appointment. For alternate testing sites in the state of Louisiana, click here.
We have tents set up on the first floor of our garage at our 1631 Elysian Fields Ave. location. You can enter either through the garage on N. Derbigny or through the main entrance on Elysian Fields. PLEASE DRESS WARMLY DURING COLD WEATHER.
WHAT TO BRING
ID (we test regardless of citizenship status)
Insurance card (if you have insurance).
If you have insurance, we will bill your insurance for the test and the visit.
If you do not have insurance, there is federal funding to support the cost of the test and visit.
Everyone must wear a mask while on CrescentCare property.
WHO ARE WE TESTING?
We’re currently testing EVERYONE for COVID-19. Those with the following symptoms are at highest risk: fever, cough, sore throat, breathing troubles, loss of taste or smell. Though these are the classic symptoms, we recognize the importance of testing everyone for the virus even if asymptomatic. If you feel you may have COVID-19, we can test you and find out.
If you have had a true exposure (meaning you spent more than 15 mins within six feet of a person who was confirmed positive), we strongly encourage you to be tested. Please be aware that testing between day 5 through day 7 after exposure has the highest probability for an accurate result.
If you are exposed to an individual who tests positive, the Louisiana Department of Health recommends that you home quarantine for 14 days.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SHOW UP?
If you are not currently a patient at CrescentCare, we will ask you to fill out a patient registration form and consent form. Please make sure to write legible and fill out your contact information as this is how you will get your results. We will then enroll you in our electronic health record to help you receive your results quickly.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WAIT?
The wait time depends on the number of people who come in for testing. Our staff will do everything we can to make it as efficient as possible for everyone.
We receive most test results within a few days. However, we do not have control over the lab’s turnaround time for results.
The fastest way to get your results is to sign up for the patient portal here.
If your test is positive you will also receive a call from our staff as soon as we receive your test results.
We are not currently offering antibody tests.
We are not currently offering rapid point-of-care tests.
Following guidance from the State of Louisiana, we will soon begin vaccinating CrescentCare clients who are 70+. We will contact clients who are eligible as doses become available.
HOW TO READ YOUR RESULTS
“Not detected” means the test was negative, and you do not have COVID-19.
“Detected” means that the test result was positive.
WHEN CAN I RETURN TO WORK?
If you previously tested positive for COVID, you can return to work 10 days from the beginning of symptoms and after 24 hours with no fever and no fever reducing medicine.
Our staff do testing with full personal protective equipment in several tents, which are climate controlled and cleaned regularly for your safety. Our staff also clean the chairs and all items that individuals touch as part of the registration process.