Monday - Friday
8am - 4pm
8am - 1pm
8am - 12 noon
Business Hours
Monday - Saturday
7am - 5pm
7am - 3pm
Mardi Gras Week
Normal Hours

Gretna Medical Center

315 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 285-2123


Most 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)

PCR COVID Traveling Tests

Gretna Medical Center

We are not an urgent care but we provide urgent care services. We are a primary care facility that provides a range of services including annual well visits, in house labs, and urgent care services. We can provide same day urgent care services. This means we can not bill your insurance as an urgent care but we can provide the same treatment.

Same Day COVID Testing for Travel

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 19 Antibody Test New Orleans

Where can I take the Covid 19 antibody test in New Orleans?

Gretna Medical Center is authorized to give COVID-19 antibody testing for people in New Orleans and surrounding areas.  Gretna Medical Center is centrally located in the Westbank and we have taken every precaution to prevent the spread of diseases within out clinic.  See our FAQ below for more information on how we prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the type of testing that we use.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we prevent the spread of Covid 19?

  • Our waiting room is limited to 10 people.
  • The chairs in our room are at least 6 feet apart.
  • The facility has an advanced air filtration system.
  • We provide all patients with surgical masks if they don’t have one.
  • Rooms are sanatized after each patient leaves.
  • You may also wait in your car for your appointment.  A receptionist will call you to come in.


Is our COVID-19 PCR test approved for international flights?
  • Yes, we have been helping to test international travelers for over six months.
How accurate is the antibody test for COVID-19?
  • Our tests are ran through Labcorp and they have been around for over 40 years.  Lab corp follows both the CDC and FDA recommendations by utilizing Serological tests.
  • To get a better understanding of how accurate the COVID-19 antibody test can be, please visit Labcorp’s website as they say that they use Serological tests which is recommended by the CDC and FDA.
Is COVID-19 PCR testing for flights covered by insurance in New Olreans?
  • Insurance companies have stated that testing for travel is not medically necessary.  Your insurance will not cover your COVID-19 test for travel.
How can you stay up to date with accurate COVID-19 information in New Orleans?

We understand that information is always changing and sometimes the accuracy of this information can be questionable.  So the best source for information for COVID-19 related to the Louisiana and New Orleans area can be found from either our front desk or the Louisiana government website dedicated to the pandamic below.


  • Call 504-370-0507 to speak with our front desk as they are up to date on COVID-19 changes.

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

Fax: (504) 367-6022

315 Westbank Expressway Gretna, LA 70053

Business Hours
Monday - Saturday
7am - 5pm
7am - 12 noon
Gretna Medical Center