Public Health

Where to Get a COVID-19 Test in New Orleans?

Khang T. Vuong, MHA01 Sep 2021

There are various locations in which you can get a COVID-19 test in New Orleans. There are test centers in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Tammany parishes and some also provide COVID-19 vaccines. No ID or insurance is required for a free test or vaccine. Recent test results or proof of vaccination will soon be required before entering New Orleans restaurants, bars, and other venues.

New Orleans, LA COVID-19 Update 

Effective August 16, 2021, proof of vaccination for all eligible individuals 12 years and older or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours will be required at most indoor venues in Orleans Parish and outdoor events where more than 500 people are in attendance. In addition, Louisiana remains under a statewide mask mandate.

Travelers eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to get vaccinated for their own safety, the safety of other visitors , and the safety of the tens of thousands of men and women who rely on our hospitality industry for their livelihoods. 

Currently, there are no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements for travelers or individuals entering the state of Louisiana.

Rapid COVID-19 Testing Locations in New Orleans

If you need to return to work quickly, a rapid test may be a good option for you. It is important to note that while the turnaround time for rapid tests is short, they are not as accurate are the standard PCR test. 

Testing SiteRapid Test CostSite Information 
Rapid Urgent Care, SlidellClinic visit $120 + possible additional cost for test 2170 Gause Blvd W Suite 101, Slidell, LA 70460
(985) 778-2510
Rapid Urgent Care, MetairieClinic visit $120 + possible additional cost for test 3908 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002
Rapid Urgent Care, MandevilleClinic visit $120 + possible additional cost for test 1111 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville, LA 70471
Walgreens $129Harvey, LA 70058

PCR COVID-19 Testing Locations in New Orleans

PCR testing is available at many clinics and doctors' offices in New Orleans. Below we list some locations that offer a PCR test. Various medical centers may have different protocols regarding eligibility and testing price, so be sure to call in advance. Results are typically available within a few days to one week. 

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Testing SitePCR Test CostSite Information 
Crescent Care Must Inquire 1631 Elysian Fields Avenue New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 821-2601
Walgreens $129Harvey, LA 70058
DePaul Community Health CentersMust Inquire See 10 locations here
CVS Pharmacy Minute Clinic $1391600 Elysian Fields Avenue New Orleans, LA 70117
Ochsner Urgent Care ClinicsMust inquire See locations here

Free Community COVID-19 Testing Locations in New Orleans 

Some of these locations also provide free COVID-19 vaccines. Please inquire beforehand.

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Orleans Parish

Gentilly

University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena parking lot (drive-through)

  • 6801 Franklin Ave.
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (evening hours vary based on arena events), 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday

Gert Town

NOLA Research Works (drive-through)

  • 1241 S. White St.
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Treme

Mahalia Jackson Theater parking lot (drive-through)

  • 1419 Basin St.
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday

7th Ward

Pagoda Cafe (walk-up)

  • 1430 N. Dorgenois St.
  • Noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 13

Jefferson Parish

Gretna

DePaul Community Health Center (Walk-in; Appointment only: 504-482-2080)

  • 1301 Whitney Ave
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Kenner

Celebration Church

  • 3550 Williams Blvd.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

DePaul Community Health Center (Appointment only: 504-482-2080):

  • 3715 Williams Blvd, Suite 220
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Marrero

West Jefferson Medical Center (drive-through, 5 years or older):

  • 4413 Wichers Drive
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Metairie

CVS (Must be symptomatic and 18 years old or older)

  • 2105 Cleary Ave.
  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

DePaul Community Health Center (Appointment only: 504-482-2080)

  • 111 N. Causeway Blvd.
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Lafitte

InclusiveCare (drive-through)

  • 5140 Church St.
  • 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

Westwego

Alario Center (drive-through testing, walk-in vaccinations)

  • 2000 Segnette Blvd.
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday starting Monday, Aug. 16

Harold MacDonald Sr. Park (drive-through)

  • 900 Drake Ave.
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Metairie

The Hispanic Apostolate (walk-up)

  • 2525 Maine Ave.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 14

St. Tammany Parish

Mandeville

St.Tammany Parish Health System Collection Site (walk-in)

  • 4410 Louisiana 22
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday