CareSouth, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church hosting COVID-19 drive-thru community testing, supplies giveaway, Saturday, July 11

BATON ROUGE – (July 7, 2020) CareSouth Medical and Dental and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church are hosting a COVID-19 Drive-thru Community Testing and Supplies Giveaway on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shiloh, 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive, in Baton Rouge.

CareSouth staff will be conducting the testing for up to 250 people. You 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 four people per car for testing.

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.

“We’re excited to partner with Shiloh to help make COVID-19 testing more accessible to everyone in our community, especially those who are most at risk,” said Matthew Valliere, CareSouth CEO.  “Getting tested is the only way to help stop the spread.”

“This is a great opportunity to bring the testing to our members, their families and the community at large,” said Rev. Fred Jeff Smith, Pastor of Shiloh.  “We’re very grateful to CareSouth for providing this service.”

To pre-register, go to and fill out the registration form 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