CareSouth, Rep. Denise Marcelle, Community Partners offering COVID-19 Drive-thru Community Testing, Household supplies giveaway, Saturday, June 6

BATON ROUGE – (June 4, 2020) CareSouth Medical and Dental along with State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle and other community partners are hosting a COVID-19 Drive-thru Community Testing and Household Supplies and Mask Giveaway at Living Faith Christian Center, 6375 Winbourne Avenue, in Baton Rouge on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is being co-sponsored by Attorney Gordon McKernan, Community Activist Jamie Robinson, Living Faith, and the Southern University Ag Center. Rep. Marcelle, Gordon and Robinson are donating the supplies and masks.

CareSouth staff will be conducting the testing for up to 300 peopleYou must be tested first in order to receive the supplies. You must pre-register to get the test. Residents will stay in their cars for the testing and the supplies. No walkups are allowed. No more than 4 people per car for testing.

“We’re excited to be a part of this great partnership to provide the COVID-19 test to more residents, especially those who are most vulnerable,” said Matthew Valliere, CareSouth CEO.

“This is a great event and another opportunity to give back to our community,” said Rep. Marcelle.

The testing is open to anyone ages 12 and up with or without symptoms and with and without insurance. No doctor’s order required. There are no out-of-pocket expenses. If you have insurance, your insurance will be billed. If you don’t have insurance, CareSouth will cover the cost.

Volunteers from Big Simon Trucking and up CHILD Mentoring Services as well as other organizations will be assisting in the effort.

To register, go to or call (225) 650-2000. The testing will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

About CareSouth

CareSouth Medical and Dental is a private, non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides a comprehensive range of community-based medical, dental and behavioral health services including primary care, pediatrics, HIV health testing and care, OB/GYN, immunizations, podiatry, chronic disease management, individual, group, and family therapy and COVID-19 testing. CareSouth also provides WIC services. Services are provided for the insured and the uninsured. Patients without insurance will receive services on a sliding fee scale if they qualify. No one is turned away.  Our clinics are located in Baton Rouge, Plaquemine, Zachary, and Donaldsonville. We also provide medical and dental services at Iberville Charter Academy and South Baton Rouge Charter Academy. For more information, go to