Health Tip of the Week, sponsored by Baton Rouge General: Should I head to the drive-thru testing center?

    The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security, in partnership with Baton Rouge General and other local hospitals and providers, has now opened a COVID-19 drive-thru community testing center. But before you hop in your car, make sure you’ve gone through this checklist first:

    • Have you contacted your health care provider?
      • A provider’s order is required to receive testing so be sure to contact them first.
    • Are you showing symptoms?
      • Fever, cough, or shortness of breath
    • Where do I go?
      • The testing center is open Monday-Friday, 1-3 p.m. and is located at our Mid City hospital. You can enter on Wabash Blvd. from North Blvd.

    For more information on the testing center.

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