JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
May 18, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PARISH PARTNERS WITH OCHSNER HEALTH TO PROVIDE MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING IN METAIRIE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 & THURSDAY MAY 21
JEFFERSON, LA – Jefferson Parish, in partnership with Ochsner Health, will conduct COVID-19 mobile testing on Wednesday, May 20 and Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Clearview Center, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, LA 70006. Walk-up testing is available in the East Parking Lot for anyone who wants to determine their COVID-19 status. Testing at this site is also available to children, age 10 and older.
Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring a valid state ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., or until all test kits have been utilized.
“We are so grateful to continue to partner with Ochsner Health to bring more testing to Jefferson Parish,” said Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng. “A special thanks to Councilman At-Large (Division A) Ricky Templet, Councilman At-Large (Division B) Scott Walker and Councilwoman of District 5 Jennifer Van Vrancken for their support. We also want to thank our Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Department, our Jefferson Parish General Services Department, our Jefferson Parish Parks & Recreation Department and JPSO for their hard work setting up this community testing site."
“Much of the testing to this point has focused on other parts of the Parish. Now that there’s a bit of an uptick in Metairie, I know residents will find this mobile testing site at Clearview extremely convenient,” said Councilwoman Jennifer Van Vrancken.
In addition to offering community testing, Ochsner has the following resources available:
- Call the free Ochsner information line at 844-888-2772 for 24/7 advice and COVID-19 information
- Established Ochsner patients can schedule a video visit with their provider and send secure messages via MyOchsner
- New patients can see a provider over video through www.ochsner.org/virtualvisits or via the Ochsner Anywhere Care app.
For up-to-date information and resources on COVID-19 from Ochsner Health, visit www.ochsner.org/coronavirus.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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