Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing

Testing is available at many healthcare facilities, hospitals, and clinics in New Orleans. Each facility has its own criteria for who is eligible for a test, so we suggest you call first. 

For free community sites, see our community calendar listed below.

If you have questions about COVID-19 and don't have a primary care provider, call the Nurse's Hotline at:

  • (504) 962-6202 for LCMC
  • (800) 231-5257 for Ochsner

What do I do if I test positive?

Follow the latest guidelines from the CDC if you test positive or if you think you have been exposed.

CDC Guidelines


Healthcare facilities offering testing in New Orleans

Please note that the facilities listed below may charge a COVID-19 test fee, so please call the facility in advance.


Multiple locations

DePaul Community Health Centers

Multiple locations

Gretna Medical Center

More information

In + Out Urgent Care

Multiple locations

LCMC Health Urgent Care 

Multiple locations

Ochsner Urgent Care

Multiple locations

The Urgent Care

Multiple locations


Multiple locations

City of New Orleans Mobile Testing

Various partnerships with the New Orleans Health Department, CORE Response, and others, will offer free COVID-19 testing in hard-hit New Orleans neighborhoods.

Testing Dates