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CareSouth opens COVID-19 Drive-thru Community Testing site, testing available for anyone 12 years old and up 

BATON ROUGE – (May  15, 2020) — CareSouth Medical and Dental in partnership with Louisiana Healthcare Connections and Quest Diagnostics opened a COVID-19 Drive-thru Community testing site in Baton Rouge on May 14. Other locations are slated to open May 20 in Donaldsonville and May 21 in Plaquemine.

Testing is open to anyone 12 years old or older who wants to take the test with or without symptoms.  A doctor’s order is not required, but all participants must register in order to get the test. You can register by calling (225) 650-2000 or going online at

There is no out-of-pocket expense for the test. If you have insurance, your insurance will be billed. If you don’t have insurance, CareSouth will cover the cost. You will need to bring your insurance card and picture ID. 

The testing is part of an initiative to increase testing in underserved communities in Louisiana by working with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) like CareSouth.  Louisiana is one of 10 states participating in the initiative. CareSouth is one of only two participating organizations in Louisiana.

“We’re excited to be a part of this great partnership to expand COVID-19 testing in the underserved communities that we serve,” said CareSouth CEO Matthew Valliere.  “It will also help us provide testing to the most vulnerable, high risk populations.”

Testing times/locations:

Baton Rouge, 3140 Florida St.

Starting May 14, 2020

Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon

You must enter the clinic parking lot off of Convention Street

Donaldsonville, 904 Catalpa St.

Starting May 20, 2020

Monday 3 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday  8 a.m. to noon

Plaquemine, 59340 River West Drive 

Starting May 21, 2020

Tuesdays 8 to noon

Thursdays  3 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call (225) 650-2000 or go to