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Vermilion Parish to open first COVID-19 screening site Thursday

Posted at 2:51 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 21:03:53-04

Vermilion Parish will open its first screening site for COVID-19 on Thursday, March 26

Abbeville General will open the Erath/Delcambre Community Care Clinic on North Road in Erath for screening from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.

The screening process should take about 30 minutes.

Officials say the site will be open daily until further notice.

Only high-risk individuals will be screened at the site. A phone number will be provided for individuals to call to be pre-screened before going to the Care Clinic.

Persons not meeting criteria will be asked to exit the line.

Abbeville General has outlined some of the following about the screening site:

  • Have your ID and insurance card (if available)
  • No bathrooms are available to public.
  • Maximum 2 people per vehicle can be screened.
  • Please leave all pets at home.
  • Call Screening Line before arriving at test site to see if you meet criteria for testing. Phone number to be announced.

For more information, visit the Abbeville General website.


  • You will be contacted in 7-10 days with results.
  • You should self-quarantine 14 days or until you receive negative results.
  • Seek medical attention if your symptoms go from mild to severe.
  • Before seeking care, call your physician for proper guidance.
  • If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch that you are SUSPECTED or have a CONFIRMED case of COVID-19.

For a full list of screening and testing sites, along with information for each, click here.