JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
May 22, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PARISH PARTNERS WITH OCHSNER HEALTH TO PROVIDE MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING IN THE SHREWSBURY NEIGHBORHOOD ON TUESDAY, MAY 26
JEFFERSON, LA – Jefferson Parish, in partnership with Ochsner Health, will conduct COVID-19 mobile testing on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Frank Lemon Playground, 1307 Causeway Blvd. Jefferson LA 70121.Walk-up testing is available for anyone who wants to determine their COVID-19 status. Testing at this site is also available to children, age 2 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 Councilman Deano Bonano (District 2) 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."
“Community testing is a very important step in the recovery from this pandemic. We will continue to partner with our faith and civic groups to reach to those individuals who are in the greatest need for testing,” said Councilman Deano Bonano, District 2.
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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