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Lourdes Urgent Care to Offer Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Test
Results from Abbott Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Test are ready in as little as 5 minutes
Lafayette, LA – April 9th, 2020 – Starting Friday, April 10th Lourdes Urgent Care will begin testing Lafayette area residents for the COVID-19 virus. Patients that qualify for the Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 Molecular Test will know their results in as little as 5 to 13 minutes.
Those in the Lafayette region who would like to obtain a rapid COVID-19 test must first be screened at a Lourdes Urgent Care clinic or via a “Virtual Visit” video consultation which can be scheduled at www.mylourdesurgentcare.com. Any patient that meets required CDC criteria will be referred to a designated Lourdes Urgent Care test site for same-day or next-day rapid COVID-19 testing. Important to note, our urgent care clinic in Broussard is temporarily closed and is not seeing patients at this time. If you or a loved one feel you have symptoms (Cough, Fever, Shortness of Breath) consistent with COVID-19 and you prefer to visit one of our clinics, please call prior to coming to the location. For locations and hours of the Lourdes Urgent Care nearest you, go to www.mylourdesurgentcare.com.
The new Abbott ID NOW Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Test was approved by the FDA under its emergency use program after it was deemed safe and effective. It was developed for use on the same testing platform Lourdes Urgent Care utilizes to diagnose patients for the flu and strep throat. Over the years, Abbott’s rapid testing system has proven to be accurate and reliable. In addition to Rapid COVID-19 testing, Lourdes Urgent Care continues to deliver the highest level of care for non-life-threatening injuries and illness.
About Lourdes Urgent Care
Lourdes Urgent Care centers are modern, state-of-the-art facilities providing walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries seven days a week, including holidays. Licensed providers are available to perform procedures like splinting and suturing, in addition to being equipped with digital x-ray, laboratory services, and an electronic medical records (EMR) system. Occupational Health services are also available for workplace injuries, DOT/Non-DOT Physicals, Blood Analysis, Return-to-Work Exams and Drug testing. Lourdes Urgent Care operates as a seamless extension of the Lourdes Regional Medical Center system which is backed by the outstanding resources and reputation of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. All Lourdes Urgent Care clinics are accredited by the national Urgent Care Association demonstrating its urgent care centers provide the highest level of care in an on-demand care setting. Lourdes Urgent Care is not intended for major emergencies. If you are experiencing a life-threatening situation, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Lourdes Urgent Care is part of the Premier Health family of urgent care clinics.