Business Hours
Monday - Saturday
7am - 5pm
Sunday
7am - 12 noon
July 4th
Closed
Business Hours
Monday - Saturday
7am - 5pm
Sunday
7am - 12 noon

Gretna Medical Center

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

15 MIN PCR RESULTS

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)

Vaccinations

Gretna Medical Center of New Orleans offers a wide variety of vaccinations for both adults and infants. Please view the list below for samples as to what you or your child might need.

Vaccinations Available

Poliovirus

Poliovirus was the leading cause of disability in the United States before the introduction of polio vaccine. Polio infects the intestinal tract of infants. The vaccination is given in four dosages at different stages after birth. The first is withing two months, the second withing four months, the third at around the 8th month and the fourth is given at the 6th year.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia, or PCV13, is considered safe for children under 2 years old. It is important as those children are at risk of developing pneumonia and bacterial meningitis. The minimum age for the first dose is 6 weeks. Centre for Disease Control recommends for doses of this vaccine.

Hemophilus

Hemophilus influenza type b is among the bacterial causes of bacterial meningitis that can be very fatal to children. This bacterium kills about 6% of children it infects. The need to vaccinate children against it is thus important. CDC recommends that this vaccine begiven to any child below 5 years old as the disease more on children below five years. Older children at risk of an infection with Hemophilus influenzae, such those who are immunosuppressed, can also be considered for vaccination The vaccine is known to be safe and can be given together with other vaccines.

Mumps and Rubella Vaccination

This is a vaccine that protects your children against three viral infections e.g. measles, mumps and rubella. Measles can be very fatal to your children if not prevented. It has been associated with conjunctivitis, cough and brain damage in older children. Rubella is said to be teratogenic if it infects the child in the mother’s womb. It causes heart defects, blindness and mental retardation. Infections after birth are equally disastrous. As it is important to vaccinate a child, so it is with vaccinating a mother planning to be pregnant. Mumps too can be serious if not prevented. It causes swelling of the parotid gland. MMR vaccine is given in two doses. The minimum age for vaccination is 12 months. You may consider taking your child for the first dose of the vaccine between the 12th and the 15th month after birth. The second dose can either be given 4 weeks after the 1st dose.

 

Hepatitis A & B Virus Vaccines

Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B are serious viral infections that cause hepatitis. So far, there are only vaccines for Hepatitis A virus and Hepatitis B virus, but not for Hepatitis C and D viruses. There are separate vaccines for the two viruses. However, there is a combined vaccine that can protect from the viruses. CDC recommends that all children be vaccinated against Hepatitis B. For along term immunity children should be given three doses of the vaccines.

 

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
Sunday
7am - 12 noon

Self-pay COVID Testing Patients May Walk In

Update May 31st, 2022 at 9am

Our phone lines can be extremely busy.  If you don't need to be seen today, please use our contact page to get your question answered.  We have someone that monitors the questions from the contact page 7 days a week and you will get an answer extremely fast.

You may come as a walk-in if you are testing for COVID as long as you self pay.  We take COVID testing walk-in patients from 7am until 4:30pm, only if you are paying for the test yourself.  We close early Sunday, so last walk-in will be at 2:30pm, COVID testing only.

If you are walking in for anything else like seeing a doctor, call the clinic first to see if we can take you.

New medicaid patients are welcome.

Home COVID Testing Kits.

The COVID home testing kits are in stock at the pharmacy next to us.  They have a seperate phone number.
Check the navigation menu for a link to their page and phone number.

Gretna Medical Center