For Immediate Release:

May 25, 2020

Media Contact:

Patricia Thompson, director of communications, Lafayette General Health

337.289.8604

ppthompson@lgh.org

Lafayette General Health to offer COVID-19 testing in communities throughout St. Martin Parish

Lafayette, La. – Lafayette General Health has expanded its community COVID-19 testing efforts to St. Martin Parish starting this week. Testing is open to Louisiana residents of all ages who wish to know if they have the novel coronavirus. This investment in enhanced community testing is a critical step towards a safe reopening.

Testing is available to anyone, even those who may be asymptomatic. Members of the community should bring a valid ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status.

Testing will be conducted in a drive-thru setting and everyone should remain in the vehicle at all times. There should be no more than four people per vehicle. Community members will receive their test results within 24-72 hours via the MyHealth patient portal. Those with a positive result will also be contacted by phone.

Testing is available at the dates, times and locations listed below. Testing times are subject to change due to volume. For the safety of our healthcare workers, testing could be canceled due to weather conditions.

Week One Thursday, May 28 THROUGH Wednesday, June 3   8 a.m. – Noon   Parc Hardy 1200 Rees Street Breaux Bridge, LA  70517  
Week Two Thursday, June 4 THROUGH Wednesday, June 10   8 a.m. – 4 p.m.      Cecilia Civic Center 2464 Cecilia High School Hwy. Breaux Bridge, LA  70517
Week Three Thursday, June 11 THROUGH Wednesday, June 17   8 a.m. – 4 p.m.      Arnaudville – Civic Center 271 Guidroz Street Arnaudville, LA  70512  
Week Four Thursday, June 18 THROUGH Wednesday, June 24   8 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Catahoula Park 1028 Catahoula Park Rd. St. Martinville, LA 70582
Week Five Thursday, June 25 THROUGH Wednesday, July 1   8 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Stephensville Elementary School 3243 LA-70 Morgan City, LA  70380

For the most recent updates, please visit www.LafayetteGeneral.com/COVID-19.

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About Lafayette General Health

Lafayette General Health (LGH) is a non-profit health system committed to delivering excellent care to Southwest Louisiana across a 10-parish area known as Acadiana. The system’s flagship hospital is Lafayette General Medical Center, founded in 1911, which serves as the Level II Trauma Center for southwest Louisiana. LGH also owns or manages Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, Lafayette General Orthopaedic Hospital, St. Martin Hospital, University Hospital & Clinics, Acadia General Hospital and Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital. Both Lafayette General Medical Center and University Hospital & Clinics are major teaching hospitals, providing graduate medical education across many disciplines. Lafayette General Health is a founding member of the Ochsner Health Network, a collaboration of leading health systems across the greater Gulf South region. LGMC ranked #17 in Top 100 Consumer Loyalty by NRC Health. Lafayette General Health has been named “Most Wired” by CHIME Healthcare’s Most Wired since 2012. And for the last four years, LGH entities have been named among Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. For more information about Lafayette General Health and its affiliates, visit LafayetteGeneral.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.