TGMC Offers Coronavirus Testing for Healthcare Workers/First Responders

03/25/2020 01:35 PM

TGMC will be providing coronavirus testing to healthcare workers and first responders this Thursday and Friday by appointment only to those who have a prescription from their primary physician.  The Houma Police Department, Houma Fire Department, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, Acadian Ambulance, and all the volunteer fire departments through the Terrebonne Fire Chief’s Association president have been notified.  Please read the paragraphs below for additional information.
Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Available at TGMC
Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Chabert Medical Center have proudly partnered to provide drive-through coronavirus testing.  “We are committed to caring for and keeping safe our first responders and healthcare workers in an effort to keep them healthy so  they may continue to provide care to our communities,” said Phyllis Peoples, TGMC President and CEO. 
Beginning Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., testing will be offered.  First responders and healthcare workers are asked to call 858-7777 to schedule an appointment and must have a physician’s order.  Testing will be performed at the TGMC Medical Arts facility located at 855 Belanger Street in Houma. “Due to a limited supply of testing kits our drive-through testing is to care for those who are so graciously caring for our community right now on the front line in these unprecedented times,” said Tim Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Bayou Region:  St. Anne & Chabert Medical Center.
Both TGMC and Chabert are committed to potentially expanding drive-through testing to members of our community at some time in the future based on the availability of the testing kits.