Got a bump, a lump, an infected cut? Does a virus have you down for the count? Downtown’s new fast medicine clinic wants you to know that they are here to patch you up and get you back on your feet. UrgentEMS at 201 Market Street is conveniently located across from the Shreveport Convention Center with plenty of quick and easy parking. Physician Dr. Tiffany Najberg, Matthew Lottinger and staff are just a phone call away to tend to your medical needs.

Dr. Najberg and Matthew in front of UrgentEMS, 201 Market St.

UrgentEMS services include: employment physicals, drug testing, general care, acute care, vaccinations (Covid/Flu) and testing, occupational health, health monitoring, telehealth, and gender affirming care.  In addition, they can assist those who might have partied too much with IVs guaranteed to assist with severe hangovers and fatigue.

Their offices have three private patient care rooms and an in-house lab. More equipment to allow an even higher level of service is on the way. There is someone available to assist seven days a week. Call them at 318-299-6512.


Original Story- December 27, 2021

Urgentems at 201 Market Street (just across from the Convention Center garage) is doing On Demand Covid for Travel tests (if you must have a test prior to getting on a plane, traveling to another country, etc.). You can drive up and get the test; turnaround on results is about 14 hours. They are also still giving the Regeneron Monoclonal Antibody treatments, which are still very effective in preventing the worsening of the Delta Covid variant and could also help with Omicron.

City Covid-related updates include mandatory masking at all city-owned buildings in Shreveport, and beginning today (Dec. 30), SporTran will restrict the number of persons allowed on public transit buses (17 persons on the large buses, 10 on the smaller ones) to provide for social distancing. This will remain in effect until it does not. Masks are also required on buses and at the SporTran terminal on Murphy Street.

State Covid Updates. In an online press conference, Louisiana Governor John Bel-Edwards showed details of a 268% increase in the number of hospitalizations due to Covid in the state, 80% of which were unvaccinated persons.