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Coronavirus Information

Baton Rouge General continues to monitor COVID-19 closely with state agencies, and other hospitals in the region. Please know we are committed to caring for our patients and ensuring we respond to the healthcare needs of our community. We're also taking extra precautions to keep you safe. Now, as always, we are continuing to evolve and adapt our processes to allow you to continue to see your doctor, get your recommended screenings, have important surgery or get emergency care without picking up a new infection in the process.

Visitation Guidelines

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Symptoms

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

What to do if you're sick

If you begin developing symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately. If you need a doctor, please call Baton Rouge General Physicians at (225) 763-4500. Do not go to your health care provider or hospital without calling first. If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus stay at home except to get medical care.

  • Keep track of your symptoms.
  • If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get medical attention right away.

COVID-19 Testing

If you think you are sick with COVID-19, same-day testing is available at our BRG Express Care locations.

BRG Express Care - Dutchtown
13201 Highway 73, Suite 102
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 673-2088
Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

BRG Express Care - Highland Village
4410 Highland Road, Suite A3
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 831-4025
Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

BRG Express Care - Nicholson Gateway
3604 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 831-4030​
​Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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