May 19, 2020

St. Tammany Health System is now offering COVID-19 antibody testing at diagnostic clinics in both Mandeville and Covington.

No appointment is necessary, although patients will need a physician’s order and an activated MyChart account ( to receive a result, which is available within 48 hours of testing. Patients may opt to use their health insurance or pay the $50 cash price at registration.

May 19, 2020

Avala is hosting a fourth community food distribution on May 22 in order to provide local families with needed non-perishable items to create a healthy meal of spaghetti, pasta sauce, canned vegetables, and some treats.

The event is scheduled from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Avala Hospital, 67252 Industry Lane in Covington.


May 19, 2020

Recently, a possible link was reported between COVID-19 and a serious inflammatory response that affects multiple organs, including the heart. Children with this potentially dangerous complication have been reported in multiple states, including Louisiana. While new information is still being discovered, here is what Ochsner Hospital for Children knows about this newly identified syndrome.

How does COVID-19 affect children?

May 13, 2020

Louisiana Healthcare Connections announced the launch of a new grant program focused on supporting community-based organizations in addressing the social and healthcare needs of families and individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 12, 2020

Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, announced the addition of Dr. Salvatore Buttaci, a board-certified interventional cardiologist, to Lakeview Regional Physician Group. Buttaci joined the practice in April and is currently offering virtual visits in addition to in-person office visits.