Today St. Charles Parish President Matthew Jewell announced the opening of a new COVID-19 self-testing site.
Operated by the Louisiana National Guard with assistance from Access Health, the site will be located at Hahnville High School, 200 Tiger Drive in Boutte.
“More testing in St. Charles Parish … will provide additional information needed to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for not only our parish but the River Region, which has seemingly become another hot spot,” Jewell said. “I would like to thank Governor Edwards and GOHSEP, as well as the St. Charles Parish EOC, school board and sheriff’s office, who have all been influential in providing this resource not only to our residents but to the entire river region and neighboring parishes.”
The Hahnville High site will be open daily from 8 a.m. to noon. Officials said people in line by noon will be tested, or until the daily 250 testing capacity is met.
As a self-testing site, individuals will be required to perform a nasal swab test on themselves, which will limit the interaction with on-site personnel. Instructions on what to expect and how to perform the test can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGcKi8CTDDw&feature=youtu.be.
According to the Louisiana Department of Health’s website, screening for symptoms will be done upon arrival. The test is available for patients 18 years or older, and patients should bring proof of residence via a valid ID or other documentation such as a utility bill.
The St. Charles Parish Urgent Care, located at 13100 River Road in Destrehan, remains open for testing for first responders and health care workers only.
A mobile testing site previously located at the St. Charles Community Health Center’s West Bank office is no longer open.
For a full list of testing sites around the state, visit the Louisiana Department of Health website at http://www.ldh.la.gov/.