The Washington Parish Government, in Partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health and the Louisiana National Guard, will provide free COVID-19 testing.
This free CV-19 testing will be available every Monday and Tuesday starting Monday, September 21st and continuing every week until further notice at the Office of Public Health (Bogalusa Health Unit), 626 Carolina Ave, Bogalusa, and every Wednesday and Thursday starting this Wednesday, September 23rd and continuing every week until further notice at the Office of Public Health (Franklinton Health Unit) 120 11th Street, Franklinton.
The scheduled times are 9 am until 4 pm.
There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test at these sites. A telephone number and email address must be provided to be tested. An ID is preferred but not required. Any Louisiana resident over the age of five is eligible to be tested. The test will be self-administered and monitored by National Guard personnel.
Persons being tested should be pre-registered at the following website: https://www.doineedacovid19test.com
However, those not pre-registered and being tested will be registered by National Guard personnel on site.
You will receive your test results within 3-5 days. Those who test positive will receive a call from 877-766-2130 (save this number) and all results will be emailed back to the individuals who are tested at the email address provided.
No doctor's order is required, no symptoms are required, there is no fee for the test, and the test is a minimally invasive nasal swab self-test.