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
Thanksgiving Day
CLOSED
Christmas Eve
CLOSED
Christmas Day
CLOSED
New Year's Day
CLOSED

15 MIN PCR TEST

Other Clincs 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

Westbank Expressway Urgent Care

 

 

Updates: November 28, 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 approved for international travel.   NOLA guidelines include events, indoor activities, and Saints games.

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

  • Out of pocket cost - 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.

 

Payments made in clinic on our credit card machine has a 3.5% fee. We accept cash. We don't accept checks

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.

Expressway Urgent Care, located in the Westbank by the Expressway, is both a walk-in and appointment medical facility that is equipped to help you.  We have been in operation for more than 20 years and have always served the entire Westbank.  Our facility can handle a variety of issues ranging from lab work and procedures all the way to both pediatric and adult urgent care services.  We have a large staff of doctors geared with the latest technology to treat patients quickly and effectively. The wait time at our clinic is among the lowest in the healthcare industry. Refer to our reviews! Check below for some of our main services.

Flu Shots

  • This vaccinne keeps you from contracting influenza virus. Influenza, is a disease that can possibly make you to be hospitalized and if you are not treated fast enough, the disease can even cause death. Flu is caused by influenza A or B virus, which spreads quickly throughout the body. The virus makes you to feel fatigued all the time, have nausea and body aches. The disease is spread through the contact of fluids from the lungs, from one person to another. The season when flu is most common in United States is during the spring.

  • The vaccination changes after every year because the flu season also keeps changing. The group of people that is most likely to get infected with this disease is the young and elderly even though healthy people too can get infected.

 

Blood Tests

  • With our labs, we can test for over 200 diseases, and we can test on the same day.
  • The clinic has a laboratory that is well equipped, and they are therefore able to diagnose your condition fast and accurately. We can get the results of the tests carried out within 15 minutes so that treatment can start as soon as possible.
  • Click on “Blood Tests” to get a list of what we can test for in our lab.

 

Vaccinations

  • We have a wide variety of vaccinations at our facility, and it is important to get vaccinated if you have not. Vaccinations not only keeps you healthy but they also keep those around you healthy, particularly the elderly and infants. In addition to that, vaccines are the safest medical procedure available that prevents suffering and the cost associated with behind hospitalized. Click on “Vaccinations” to get a more thorough list of what we can vaccinate for.

Expressway Urgent Care

315 Westbank Expy
Gretna, LA 70053

Westbank Same Day Appointments:

Same day appointments are available to treat unexpected illnesses and injuries. Some examples of conditions that can be treated at the urgent care are listed below:

  • Accidents and falls

  • Sprains and broken bones

  • Back problems

  • Breathing difficulties

  • Severe abdominal pain

  • Bleeding/cuts

  • High fever

  • Vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration

  • Severe sore throat or cough

  • Mild to moderate asthma

Walk-ins welcome:

Please call before walking in to check the wait time and to make sure the clinic is still taking walk-ins.  The clinic has a cut off point for walk-ins due to clinical and staff capacity.

We understand the need for fast service in the medical industry and that’s why we created this Urgent Care facility.  We want to make sure that patients can be seen in a timely manner.  That is why we have a large staff and in addition to a large staff, we are always looking to add more doctors to our facility to reduce wait times.  We pride ourselves on having the lowest wait times in the region of New Orleans.

***You should make an appointment to decrease your wait time.

Our Services

Minor Injury Repair

Did you know that 80% of all emergency room visits can be treated at our urgent care clinic?

Blood Testing

Our on-site laboratory allows our staff to perform blood work the very same day they are seen by a provider.

X-Ray Imaging

Our X-Ray machine is on-site so you’ll get the treatment you need at one convenient location.

IV Fluids

If you are diagnosed with dehydration, our medical assistants can administer IV fluids to help you recover.

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