CareSouth, SU Athletics hosting Back-to-School Supplies Giveaway and COVID-19 Drive-thru

BATON ROUGE (Aug. 5, 2020) – CareSouth Medical and Dental along with  Southern University Athletics is hosting a Back-to-School Supplies Giveaway and COVID-19 Drive-thru Community Testing event on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Southern University Minidome.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  CareSouth will be distributing more than 800 backpacks filled with school supplies, masks and earbuds. We will also be raffling off tablet computers and a $100 Walmart gift card.

Our community partners include Louisiana Healthcare Connections, Walmart, State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle and Attorney Gordon McKernan. Supplies will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is free and open to the public.

You do not have to be tested in order to get the supplies.

If you want to be tested, you are strongly encouraged to pre-register at

Anyone 12 years and older can take the test. No doctor’s order required. There is no out-of-pocket expense. If you have insurance, your insurance will be billed. If you don’t have insurance, CareSouth will cover the cost.  Please bring your picture ID and insurance card, if you have one.

“We’re looking forward to giving back to the Baton Rouge area through our back to school drive and providing much-needed support to the community during these unprecedented times,” said Matthew Valliere, CareSouth CEO.  “We believe in providing support to our community during its time of need.” 

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