Beginning this week, Thibodaux Regional Health System will provide a drive-through
collection site for COVID-19 Coronavirus testing. Testing will be performed
on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 Noon – 3 pm at 506 North Acadia
Road, Thibodaux, the former location of Thibodaux Regional Women’s Clinic.
Individuals arriving at the site will need to have been assessed by a physician
and have a doctor’s order to be tested. The physician will send
the order directly to Thibodaux Regional. Persons wanting to be tested
and do not have a physician can contact Dr. Kerry Shaver’s office
at 985.493.4004 for evaluation.
“We wanted to best serve our community’s health needs and expand
access for people to receive testing,” says Greg Stock, Thibodaux
Regional CEO. “This drive-through site will give individuals a safe,
quick alternative as opposed to going to the Emergency Room. Patients
will stay in their vehicle throughout the process, limiting exposure to
both the patient and staff.”
Patients who arrive for testing must present valid identification. Hospital
staff will collect a specimen that will be sent to an independent lab
for testing. The results will be sent to the patient’s physician
who will then contact the patient.
Test kits are provided through a reference or state lab, and a limited
supply is available at any given time. Thibodaux Regional will continue
to operate the testing site as long as it can acquire the kits needed.
You can reach
Thibodaux Regional Health System by calling 985-435-4813 with questions
or concerns. For the most up-to-date information about Coronavirus, please
consult the CDC website at www.CDC.gov. You can also call the Louisiana Office of Public Health Statewide Network
by dialing 211 or visit www.ldh.la.gov.