Monday - Saturday
7am - 5pm
Sunday
7am - 3pm

15 MIN PCR RESULTS

Other Clinics Have A Two day Turnaround Time

PCR COVID TRAVEL TEST

Same Day Results in 15 minutes

Group and Event COVID Testing

15 min PCR rapid results

Gretna Medical Center

315 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 364-1844

Business Hours
Monday - Saturday
7am - 5pm
Sunday
7am - 3pm

15 MIN PCR RESULTS

Other Clinics Have A Two Day Turnaround Time

PCR COVID Test for Travel

15 minute Same Day Results

Groups and Event COVID testing

15 minute PCR rapid testing

PCR Testing for Saints Game day

15 minute Same Day Results

We have Spanish and Vietnamese speaking doctors. 

(Clinica Medica)

Primary Care | Urgent Care | Pediatric Care

Updates: October 20, 2021

We are one of the few clinics that can do a 15 minute PCR COVID test because we do the testing in-house. Most other clinics require a 2 to 3 day wait time because they ship it out.  Molecular PCR testing is part of NOLA's guidelines for a safe reopening and it is the only test approved for international travel.   NOLA guidelines include events, indoor activities, and Saints games.  The antigen test is not approved for these activities.

Keep in mind that we are receiving a high volume of calls due to the pandemic. Getting through the phone lines can be difficult. Use our contact page on the website to request an appointment and someone will get back to you faster than leaving a voice message.

 

COVID Testing for International Flights

  • 15 min molecular PCR COVID-19 test for flights, same day results.
  • No appointment needed, just show up at least 1 hour before we close.
  • Insurance does not cover molecular PCR testing.
  • Bring your passport or what you plan to use for identification at the airport to your COVID test because the documentation we give you for your COVID test must match in order to make it through airline checkpoints.

For more information on the types of COVID testing that we offer including sensitivity, how long the test will take, QR codes and stamps visit our page with details about same day COVID-19 testing for the New Orleans and surrounding areas.  If you need information on coronavirus event testing, visit our page on COVID-19 event testing services.

 

Vaccinations:
Vaccinations are handled by Expressway Pharmacy.  Visit their page to scheduled a vaccination.

Updates: Thursday 9/23/2021

COVID Testing for Flights

Our facility has an in house 15 minute PCR COVID testing kit for international flights.  Most other clinics require a 3 to 5 day wait time because they mail it out.  We do the test in our facility and you get your results in about 15 minutes on the same day.

  • 15 min PCR COVID-19 test for flights, same day results.
  • No appointment needed, just show up at least 1 hour before we close.
  • No insurance will cover PCR COVID testing for travelers because insurance companies have deemed traveling as not medically necessary.
  • Bring your passport or what you plan to use for identification at the airport to your COVID test because the documentation we give you for your COVID test must match in order to make it through TSA.

COVID Testing for Symptoms or Exposure
If you need a COVID test for exposure or symptoms, your insurance company will dictate what COVID test you get, which means you are not guaranteed to get a rapid 15 minute test. The wait time can be up to a few days depending on what type of COVID test your insurance is willing to cover.

 

  • You could also opt to self-pay for a COVID test to get your results in 15 to 20 minutes. No appointment needed for self-pay patients because you don't have to see a provider.  Insurance requires that you see a provider in order to cover a COVID test.

 

For more information on the types of COVID testing that we offer including sensitivity and how long the test will take, visit our page with details about same day COVID-19 testing for the New Orleans and surrounding areas.  If you need information on coronavirus event testing, visit our page on COVID-19 event testing services.

 

Medication Refill Notice:
RX refills for patients dislocated require a telehealth visit if it's been over a month since their last visit to the clinic.

COVID Testing Updates: 8/20/2021

We are receiving a high volume of calls due to the pandemic.  Getting through the phone lines is extremely difficult.  You will reach someone faster if you use our contact page.  Additionally we take walk-in patients if you need to be seen today. We take walk-in patients up until an hour before we close.  Appointments are seen first.  General COVID information below.

COVID Pneumonia:  We have an X-ray machine that can help determine if you have pneumonia.  Our X-ray tech is only available during the weekdays.

COVID Testing for Flights
Our facility has an in house 15 minute PCR COVID testing kit for international flights.  Most other clinics require a 3 to 5 day wait time because they mail it out.  We do the test in our facility and you get your results in about 15 minutes on the same day.

  • 15 min PCR COVID-19 test for flights, same day results.
  • No appointment needed, just show up at least 1 hour before we close.
  • No insurance will cover PCR COVID testing for travelers because insurance companies have deemed traveling as not medically necessary.
  • Bring your passport or what you plan to use for identification at the airport to your COVID test because the documentation we give you for your COVID test must match in order to make it through TSA.

COVID Testing for Symptoms or Exposure
If you need a COVID test for exposure or symptoms, your insurance company will dictate what COVID test you get, which means you are not guaranteed to get a rapid 15 minute test. The wait time can be up to a few days depending on what type of COVID test your insurance is willing to cover.

 

  • You could also opt to self-pay for a COVID test to get your results in 15 to 20 minutes. No appointment needed for self-pay patients because you don't have to see a provider.  Insurance requires that you see a provider in order to cover a COVID test.

 

For more information on the types of COVID testing that we offer including sensitivity and how long the test will take, visit our page with details about same day COVID-19 testing for the New Orleans and surrounding areas.  If you need information on coronavirus event testing, visit our page on COVID-19 event testing services.

COVID Testing Updates: 8/14/2021

Biofire RPEZ PCR testing approved for international flights: in stock and same day results
 
Binax NOW 15 min rapid COVID test, not approved for international flights: in stock
 
Phone Lines: Be aware, we are receiving a high volume of calls due to the pandemic.  Getting through the phone lines is extremely difficult.  You will reach someone faster if you use our contact page.  
 
COVID Pneumonia:  We have an X-ray machine that can help determine if you have pneumonia.  Our X-ray tech is only available during the weekdays.

COVID Testing Updates: 8/11/2021

Due to extremely high demand, we have RUN OUT of 15 minute PCR COVID testingWe are currently waiting for more supply from the manufacturer, please check back for more updates. 
 
Phone Lines: Be aware, we are receiving a high volume of calls due to the pandemic.  Getting through the phone lines is extremely difficult.  You will reach someone faster if you use our contact page.  
 
COVID Pneumonia:  We have an X-ray machine that can help determine if you have pneumonia.  Our X-ray tech is only available during the weekdays.
About Our Facility

Gretna Medical Center in the heart of the Westbank houses multiple facilities that can meet your health care needs.   We are a primary care facility that takes urgent care patients as we are open 7 days a week.  We also take walk-on patients.  Our facility also includes a pediatric doctor and can do a wide variety testing.  We can handle a number of procedures that includes ultrasounds, x-rays, school physicals, and immigration physicals.  If you don’t see the procedure here that you are looking for, feel free to contact us for more information.

Medical Center Services

Urgent Care

Most people don’t require an emergency room visit and keep in mind that ER visits are very expensive.  Come to us first to help determine how seriouse your symptoms are.  

Pediatric Care

We offer top-quality medical care for children of all ages. We offer a wide variety of services for this precious age group including immunizations, and sick visits.

Primary Care 

We take great pride in making certain each patient receives the personalized care and attention they deserve, while also ensuring they are in and out of the office as quickly as possible. 

Civil Surgeon Exam

We are proud to be licensed in the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans as a civil surgeon to ensure seeking lawful permanent residence in the U.S. is admissible on public health grounds.

In-House Laboratory

Thanks to our advanced on-site laboratory, we can perform same-day EKG’s, blood-work, X-Ray imaging, Echo’s, and ultrasounds so you’ll get the treatment you need at one location.

Allergy Tests and Treatment

We provide on-site allergy testing. After the results, our physicians will help you identify causes and develop a treatment plan specific to your individual needs.

Comprehensive Health Care

to The People of the Westbank

of New Orleans

Gretna Medical Center is centrally located in the Westbank of New orleans.  Our location is right off of the Expressway which means you are only a 5 to 10 minute drive from practically anywhere in the Westbank.  View the areas below to see where a majority of our patients come from.

 

Algeries Estelle Marrero Woodlawn
Belle Chasse Gretna Terrytown Woodmere
Chalmette Harvey Westwego

Comprehensive Health Care

to The People of the Westbank

of New Orleans

Gretna Medical Center is centrally located in the Westbank of New orleans.  Our location is right off of the Expressway which means you are only a 5 to 10 minute drive from practically anywhere in the Westbank.  View the areas below to see where a majority of our patients come from.

 

Algeries Marrero
Belle Chasse Terrytown
Chalmette Westwego
Eastelle Terrytown
Gretna Woodlawn
Harvey Woodmere
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Experienced Providers

Our team of providers are available each day to provide you with the best care possible.

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Professional & Friendly Staff

Our staff members understand that you deserve the highest quality of care. 

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Open 7 Days a Week

We are here to help you every day of the week. Schedule an appointment today!

Accepts Most Major Insurance Plans

We accept most insurance plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Medicare, and Medicaid.

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Walk-In's Accepted

Call before walking in to make sure the clinic is still taking walk-in patients.  There is a cut off point due to capacity issues.

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Accepting New Patients

Gretna Medical Center is always accepting new patients. Simply give us a call to schedule an appointment today!

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Common Reasons People See Us

1. Skin disorders, including cysts, acne, and dermatitis.
2. Joint disorders, including osteoarthritis.
3. Back problems.
4. Cholesterol problems.
5. Upper respiratory conditions (excluding asthma).
6. Anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression.
7. Chronic neurologic disorders.

8. High blood pressures.
9. Headaches and migraines.
10. Diabetes.
11. STD testing
12. Spider and bug bites

Open 7 days a week. Walk-in patients are welcome.

Fax: (504) 367-6022

315 Westbank Expy. Gretna, LA 70053

Business Hours
Monday - Saturday
7am - 5pm
Sunday
7am - 3pm
Gretna Medical Center