The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public health is offering STD testing at no cost to patients at select Parish Health Units on April 24, April 25 and April 26 in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s STD Awareness Month.
Through this initiative, the Office of Public Health hopes to promote awareness about STDs and remove potential barriers for screening and testing. In addition to STD screening, residents can also receive free testing for HIV.
The screening is for people who are unsure of their STD status. Those who are experiencing symptoms should contact their local parish health unit to schedule an appointment at a time other than during the screening
Testing will be completed during normal business hours in the following Parish Health Units on the dates listed below:
Tuesday, April 24
Terrebonne Parish Health Unit, 600 Polk St., Houma
Lafayette Parish Health Unit, 220 W. Willow St., Building A, Lafayette
Calcasieu Parish Health Unit, 901 Lakeshore Drive, 4th Floor, Lake Charles
Wednesday, April 25
Orleans Parish Health Unit – Delgado, 517 N. Rampart St., New Orleans
East Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit, 353 N. 12th St., Baton Rouge
Rapides Parish Unit, 5604-A Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria
Thursday, April 26
Caddo Parish Health Unit, 1035 Creswell Ave., Shreveport
Ouachita Parish Health Unit, 1650 Desiard St., Monroe
Tangipahoa Parish Health Unit – Hammond, 15481 W. Club Deluxe Road, Hammond
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