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AVALA is sheltering in place and waiting for public utilities to be restored. All patient surgeries and services are being rescheduled for the week of 8/30 – 9/3.

Please stay safe.



AVALA’s priority is always the health and safety of our patients, physicians, staff, and community. AVALA is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In response to the decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalization across the state of Louisiana, AVALA will modify our visitor policy as needed.


  • All patients and visitors are no longer required to wear masks.
  • All patients and visitors who enter any of AVALA campuses attest that they are free of signs/symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Any patient or visitor who may have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or its variants will not be allowed to enter any of AVALA campuses.


  • Each outpatient, will be allowed one visitor (18 years or older) for their entire procedure.
  • The one visitor will be allowed at the bedside of the outpatient once the nurse has completed the admit process and prior to the outpatient’s procedure.
  • Once the outpatient leaves the admit area for their procedure, the one visitor may wait in the lobby until the outpatient is discharged.
  • To maintain social distance and overcrowding, only one visitor will be allowed to wait in the lobby while the patient is in their surgery.


  • All inpatients will be limited up to two visitors (18 years or older) for their entire stay. During the inpatient’s surgery, their visitor(s) will be asked to wait in the patient’s private suite or on the 2nd floor waiting area. Only one visitor may stay overnight with the patient. If the one visitor should leave at any time during the inpatient’s stay, they must be back by 6pm in order to stay overnight.
  • Our Private Chef will have gourmet meals prepared for all inpatients and their visitor(s) will be offered a meal option for a nominal fee.
  • Inpatients must bring home medications for their stay.

AVALA Hospital, Imaging Center, and Therapy Clinics are following the CMS mandate for COVID vaccines for our team members, physicians, vendors, and any person who provides care, treatment, or other services at AVALA.

For more COVID-19 information, click here.