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Mid City testing center reopening Friday; orders must be submitted by Thursday evening

3 hours 43 minutes 30 seconds ago Thursday, April 02 2020 Apr 2, 2020 April 02, 2020 2:00 PM April 02, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ
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UPDATE: The Mid-City testing center will reopen Friday.

Only patients who have orders faxed prior to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 will be admitted on Friday. The orders must be faxed into the site by the patient’s healthcare provider.

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BATON ROUGE- The drive-thru coronavirus testing center at the former Mid-City ER will resume operations on Wednesday, April 1st.

There were 114 tests administered at the site Monday, March 30. There have been 1,283 tests administered since the site opened on Monday, March 16.

Only patients who have orders faxed prior to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 will be admitted on Wednesday. The orders must be faxed into the site by the patient’s healthcare provider. Anyone with written orders will not be admitted.

As more testing has become available in the community, the community testing site transitioned to a Monday – Wednesday – Friday schedule from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

The community testing site is staffed by doctors from area hospitals and clinics, which also donate test kits needed to operate the site.

The testing site has relieved pressure on hospitals, clinics, and emergency rooms, which are also administering COVID-19 tests.

Physicians ordering tests have provided a phone number so they can confirm their patient’s order was received at the testing site and to confirm their patient was tested. 

 

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