CareSouth opens COVID-19 Drive-thru Community Testing site in Donaldsonville

DONALDSONVILLE –(May 20, 2020) — CareSouth Medical and Dental in partnership with Louisiana Healthcare Connections and Quest Diagnostics has opened a drive-thru COVID-19 Community testing site at our Donaldsonville clinic, 904 Catalpa St.

Local officials were on hand to open the testing site including State Rep. Ken Brass, Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment,  Donaldsonville Mayor Leroy Sullivan and other business and community leaders.

“We’re excited to bring COVID-19 testing to the Donaldsonville area and work with our elected officials and community partners to serve the underserved population,” said CareSouth CEO Matthew Valliere. “This testing site will expand the testing to anyone who wants to take the test, making it more accessible to everyone.”

“We are delighted that CareSouth is offering valuable COVID testing services to citizens in our community,” said Donaldsonville Mayor Leroy J. Sullivan, Sr. “Testing for this virus is the best method to slow the spread of the virus. We want to take this opportunity to thank CareSouth and its staff for the work that they do to make our community healthier and safe. We’re encouraging our residents to take advantage of this testing opportunity.”

Testing is open to anyone 12 years old or older who wants to take the test whether you have symptoms or not.  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

Testing times: 

Donaldsonville, 904 Catalpa St.

Starting May 20, 2020

Monday 3 to 5 p.m. 

Wednesday  8 a.m. to noon  

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.   CareSouth also has a testing site in Baton Rouge.

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