Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport mask giveaway at select COVID-19 community testing locations

 Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport will be giving away 1,000 cloth masks at its expanded community COVID-19 testing locations this week in Shreveport, La. The mask giveaway will begin at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at Querbes Park and at 9:00 a.m. Friday at Stonewall Baptist Church. Mask distribution will continue until 11:00 a.m. each day or until supplies last.

Testing asymptomatic individuals is an important step in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, it is encouraged that you get tested to know your COVID-19 status in order to prevent illness in others.

Please find the testing and mask giveaway location details below. Schedules are subject to change due to weather.

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport COVID-19 Testing Locations and Mask Giveaway

Tuesday, September 8

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mask giveaway 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Querbes Park Community Center

3500 Beverly Place

Shreveport, LA

Wednesday, September 9

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Querbes Park Community Center

3500 Beverly Place

Shreveport, LA

Thursday, September 10

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Stonewall Baptist Church Life Center

807 Eatman Street

Bossier City, LA

Friday, September 11

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mask giveaway 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Stonewall Baptist Church Life Center

807 Eatman Street

Bossier City, LA

Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an 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 is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized.

Community members will receive their test results within 3-4 days via the MyChart patient portal or by phone. Those who test positive will have the opportunity to participate in Ochsner’s 14-day symptom tracker program designed for COVID-19 patients who do not require hospital care. Participants receive daily text messages to monitor symptoms and can be connected to our 24/7 nurse on-call line for additional support.

In addition to offering community testing, Ochsner LSU Health has the following resources available:

  • Call the free COVID-19 information line at 844-888-2772 for 24/7 advice.
  • Ochsner LSU Health patients can schedule a video visit with their provider and send secure messages via MyChart.
  • New patients can see a provider over video through ochsnerlsuhs.org/anywhere or via the Ochsner Anywhere Care app.