Baton Rouge, LA – March 24, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome would like to thank Baton Rouge General and Baton Rouge Clinic for providing enough tests to allow the MOHSEP Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City to resume operations on Wednesday, March, 25.
There were 119 tests administered at the site Tuesday, March 24. There have been 904 tests administered since the site opened on Monday, March 16. Only patients who have orders faxed prior to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 will be admitted on Wednesday.
The orders must be faxed into the site by the patient’s physician. Anyone with written orders will not be admitted. The site will remain open on a day-by-day basis as supplies allow, Monday – Friday 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
The community testing site is an initiative led by the Mayor’s Office and local physicians. It is staffed by doctors from area hospitals and clinics. The test kits needed to operate the site are donated by those hospitals and clinics. The testing site has relieved pressure on hospitals, clinics and emergency rooms, which are also administering COVID-19 tests.
Physicians ordering tests have been 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.