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COVID Testing in Lafayette LA

Covid Lafayette LA Pandemic

At MinuteMed Walk In Clinic, we understand your level of concern when it comes to COVID-19. You may be wondering if – based on your exposure or symptoms – you might qualify for testing. We are here to answer your questions and help guide you through this process.

Our Commitement to Safety

Testing is an essential strategy to slow the spread of Covid in Lafayette LA, but like our many other limited and finite resources, we must remain conservative in our use of testing so we can preserve supplies for the future. This has always been a delicate balance to maintain, and we are committed to evaluating our processes and strategy regularly so we can continue providing the safest care possible and serving our community.

Thank you for trusting MinuteMed Walk In Clinic, your facility for COVID Testing in Lafayette LA, for all your healthcare needs. We wish you continued health and wellness!

Rapid Covid Nasal Swap Testing

MinuteMed Walk In Clinic is Now Offering Rapid COVID Nasal Swab Tests. Need to get a COVID test to get back to work, school, have surgery, etc? At MinuteMed we can provide you with COVID Test Results in 15 minutes.
No Appointment Necessary!  Walk In’s Always Welcome!

MinuteMed Walk In Clinic

Phone: 337-534-4410
3621 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Suite 100
Lafayette, LA 70503
Next to Subway

Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: Closed

COVID Testing in Lafayette LA


Effective immediately, our clinic have a COVID-19 testing threshold based on the amount of staffing in each clinic. We are putting every effort to hire more people so that we can increase that threshold and get more people tested. We understand this is a difficult time for everyone and we apologize for any inconvenience. Once we reach the daily maximum number of patients we’re able to test, testing will stop for the day and start again the next day at opening hours. As testing evolves, so will our clinic policies.

MinuteMed Walk In Clinic is pleased to now offer Rapid COVID Nasal Swab Test in Lafayette LA. This means you will be given an antigen test and receive results before you leave the clinic. As with other forms of COVID-19 testing, we wanted to provide as much information as possible so that you can make the decision that is best for you and the ones you care for.

What is the rapid COVID-19 swab test?

The Rapid COVID Nasal Swab Test we are offering is an antigen test that uses a nasal swab to collect a sample. This test will tell you if you have antigens for an active COIVD-19 infection. Antigen tests are designed to detect proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19 in respiratory specimens such as nasal swabs. The antigen test sounds like the antibody test, but the antibody test is not the same (the antigen is used to indicates an active infection; while the antibody test helps us see if you had a past infection).  You can read about the antibody test here.


What is the advantage of this rapid COVID-19 swab test?

Rapid COVID-19 swab testing allows us to take a nasal swab specimen from you and receive results in less than 15 minutes while you are still in our Lafayette LA Clinic.

How does this change my testing experience as a patient?

The process is the same as with other swab tests. We take the swab specimen when you come in–the same way we have for other swab tests. The only difference is that we are able to give you the results before you leave the clinic, instead of the specimen being sent off to a lab and waiting days for the result to come back.

Do I need an appointment?

  • No, we do not accept appointments. However, we are only able to test a limited number of patients a day.
  • When the clinics open, those requesting COVID-19 testing will be given a registration form to complete.
  • Once registered, you will wait in the waiting room.
  • When your name is called, you will be taken to a patient room to be tested.
  • Results are provided before you leave the clinic.
  • Once we have tested the maximum number of patients for the day, we will cease COVID-19 testing for that day. We will begin again the following day at opening hours.

Is there a way I can speed up this process?

  • Please read all the information provided here. It will make things easier if you know what to expect.
  • Bring your insurance card and a valid form of government ID

Is this test FDA approved?

Yes. The FDA has made this test available under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). You can view the authorization here (

Where is the test made?

The test was designed and is manufactured in the United States.

Is it possible for this test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative)?

Yes, this is possible, but not likely. If your test result is negative, your healthcare provider will consider the test result together with all other aspects of your medical history in deciding how to care for you. It is important that you work with your healthcare provider to help you understand the next steps you should take.

How accurate is this test?

The sensitivity for this test is 93.8% & the specificity is 100%. The most common cause for a false negative test would be from getting tested too early after exposure.  We do recommend that patients wait at least 24 hours after exposure or developing symptoms before getting tested. False-positive results are extremely, extremely unlikely.

Frequently Asked Questions About Covid19/Coronavirus from CDC


What is novel coronavirus?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

Why is the disease being called coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19?

On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.


How does the virus spread?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in many affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

Can I get COVID-19 from food (including restaurant take out, produce, refrigerated, or packaged food) or drinking water?

Currently there is no evidence that people can get COVID-19 by eating or handling food.

It may be possible that people can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object, such as a food package or dining ware that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

There is also no current evidence that people can get COVID-19 by drinking water. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or kill the virus that causes COVID-19.​

Will warm weather stop the outbreak of COVID-19?

It is not yet known whether weather and temperature affect the spread of COVID-19. Some other viruses, like those that cause the common cold and flu, spread more during cold weather months but that does not mean it is impossible to become sick with these viruses during other months.  There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19 and investigations are ongoing.

What is community spread?

Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. Each health department determines community spread differently based on local conditions. For information on community spread in your area, please visit your health department’s website.​

Can mosquitoes or ticks spread the virus that causes COVID-19?

At this time, CDC has no data to suggest that this new coronavirus or other similar coronaviruses are spread by mosquitoes or ticks. The main way that COVID-19 spreads is from person to person. See How Coronavirus Spreads for more information.


How can I protect myself?

Visit the How to Protect Yourself & Others page to learn about how to protect yourself from respiratory illnesses, like COVID-19.

Does CDC recommend the use of masks to prevent COVID-19?

Wear masks in public settings when around people not living in your household and particularly where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations. Masks may slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. That’s why it’s important for everyone to practice social distancing (staying at least 6 feet away from other people) and wear masks in public settings. Masks provide an extra layer to help prevent the respiratory droplets from traveling in the air and onto other people.

The masks recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

More information about masks can be found on our masks site.

Is it safe to get care for my other medical conditions at this time?
  • It is important to continue taking care of your health and wellness.
  • Continue your medications, and do not change your treatment plan without talking to your healthcare provider.
  • Continue to manage your disease the way your healthcare provider has told you.
  • Have at least a 2-week supply of all prescription and non-prescription medications.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider about whether your vaccinations are up-to-date.
  • Call your healthcare provider
    • if you have any concerns about your medical conditions, or if you get sick.
    • to find out about different ways you can connect with your healthcare provider for chronic disease management or other conditions.
  • Do not delay getting emergency care for your health problems or any health condition that requires immediate attention.
    • If you need emergency help, call 911.
    • Emergency departments have infection prevention plans to protect you from getting COVID-19 if you need care for your medical condition.
  • Continue to practice everyday prevention. Wash your hands often, avoid close contact, wear a mask, cover coughs and sneezes, and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces often.

For more information, see Groups at Higher Risk for Severe Illness.

Am I at risk for COVID-19 from mail, packages, or products?

There is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and how it spreads. Coronaviruses are thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Although the virus can survive for a short period on some surfaces, it is unlikely to be spread from domestic or international mail, products or packaging. However, it may be possible that people can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Learn more about safe handling of deliveries and mail.

Is it ok for me to donate blood?

In healthcare settings across the United States, donated blood is a lifesaving, essential part of caring for patients. The need for donated blood is constant, and blood centers are open and in urgent need of donations. CDC encourages people who are well to continue to donate blood if they are able, even if they are practicing social distancing because of COVID-19. CDC is supporting blood centers by providing recommendations that will keep donors and staff safe. Examples of these recommendations include spacing donor chairs 6 feet apart, thoroughly adhering to environmental cleaning practices, and encouraging donors to make donation appointments ahead of time.

Should contact lens wearers take special precautions to prevent COVID-19?
  • Currently there is no evidence to suggest contact lens wearers are more at risk for acquiring COVID-19 than eyeglass wearers.
  • Contact lens wearers should continue to practice safe contact lens wear and care hygiene habits to help prevent against transmission of any contact lens-related infections, such as always washing hands with soap and water before handling lenses.
  • People who are healthy can continue to wear and care for their contact lenses as prescribed by their eye care professional.

Find more information about how coronavirus spreads and how to protect yourself.

Visit CDC’s contact lens website for more information on healthy contact lens wear and care.

Is contact lens disinfecting solution effective against COVID-19?
  • Hydrogen peroxide-based systems for cleaning, disinfecting, and storing contact lenses should be effective against the virus that causes COVID-19.
    • For other disinfection methods, such as multipurpose solution and ultrasonic cleaners, there is currently not enough scientific evidence to determine efficacy against the virus.
  • Always use solution to disinfect your contact lenses and case to kill germs that may be present.
  • Handle your lenses over a surface that has been cleaned and disinfected.

Find more information about how coronavirus spreads and how to protect yourself.

Visit CDC’s contact lens website for more information on healthy contact lens wear and care.

Should I use soap and water or hand sanitizer to protect against COVID-19?

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

What cleaning products should I use to protect against COVID-19?

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.  If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. To disinfect, most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. See CDC’s recommendations for household cleaning and disinfection.

For more information on COVID-19/Coronavirus disease please visit the CDC website at this link

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3621 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Suite 100
Lafayette, LA 70503
Next to Subway