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Medicaid Benefits in Louisiana

Explains covered services for Louisiana Medicaid beneficiaries. For each covered service, click to learn the "Who, What, Where, and How," as well as "Any" additional important information.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services in Louisiana

Medicaid recipients can get non-emergency medical transportation services. Find out how and when to call for help getting to and from medical appontments.

LA Medicaid and LaCHIP Self-Service Portal

Apply for health coverage, renew your health coverage, report changes or request a new card online through the LA Medicaid and LaCHIP Self-Service Portal. Includes telephone and email contact information for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program

This program from the Louisiana Department of Insurance helps Medicare beneficiaries better understand their coverage options and benefits. Health insurance counselors are available to answer questions at no cost to beneficiaries. See the site to learn more.

LaMoms Medicaid Application

LaMOMS is no-cost health coverage for any pregnant women, married or single, who fall into new expanded income guidelines. Any pregnant woman, married or single, may apply for health coverage. Income limits are higher so working couples can make more money and still be eligible. We do not count resources such as bank accounts, cash on hand, cars or property. Helps to pay for pregnancy-related services, delivery and care up to 60 days after your pregnancy ends including doctor visits, lab work/tests, prescription medicines and hospital care.

Indian Health Services

The Indian Health Service, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes. This relationship, established in 1787, is based on Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, and has been given form and substance by numerous treaties, laws, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Orders. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people, and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level. The IHS provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

AARP of Louisiana

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age.

About Applying for VA Benefits

Learn about how to apply for veterans benefits including health and life insurance, GI bill and related benefits, and more.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Federal agency webpage with summary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), questions and answers, and a link to the federal regulations on the FMLA. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave. FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. It also seeks to accommodate the legitimate interests of employers and promote equal employment opportunity for men and women. FMLA applies to all public agencies, all public and private elementary and secondary schools, and companies with 50 or more employees.

Find a HRSA Community Health Center

Search for HRSA Funded Health Centers

Find State Benefits

Need more help? Find out if you may be eligible for Louisiana government benefits with this Benefit Navigator.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides rights and protections for participants and beneficiaries in group health plans. HIPAA includes protections for coverage under group health plans that prohibit discrimination against employees and dependents based on their health status; and allow a special opportunity to enroll in a new plan to individuals in certain circumstances.

Health-Related Information in Asian Languages

SPIRAL provides access to the following patient information documents created by non-profit health agencies and organizations. For information on how information is selected for inclusion, please see the SPIRAL Selection Criteria. All documents are intended for public use and may be distributed for not-for-profit purposes. The information provided does not imply medical recommendation or endorsement. The information provided should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a health care provider. All medical information needs to be carefully reviewed with your health care professional.

Help for Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Their Families

PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It's normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatments.

How to file a health information privacy complaint

You may file a health information privacy and security complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) if you feel a covered entity or business associate violated your (or someone else’s) health information privacy rights or committed another violation of the Privacy, Security or Breach Notification Rules.

Life Changes and Health Coverage Choices

What you need to know and do about your health benefits during life changes like when you get married, have children, get divorced, and more.

Louisiana Behavior Healthcare, including Mental Health and Treatment Services

The Office of Behavioral Health provides statewide authority and accountability for all behavioral healthcare, including mental health treatment services, for Louisiana citizens. This includes coordinating between other agencies and partnering entities that deliver and manage components of care for the behavioral health population, both insured and uninsured (e.g., Medicaid, human services districts/authorities, etc.). Legislation mandates that the local administration of the Louisiana behavioral healthcare system, including both community and residential services, is operated by independent health care districts or authorities (also referred to as local governing entities or LGEs). The Office of Behavioral Health maintains two state psychiatric hospitals at Central Louisiana State Hospital (CLSH) in Pineville and the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System (ELMHS) in Jackson.

Medicare Benefits - Medicare is our country's health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Certain people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare too, including those with disabilities and those who have permanent kidney failure. The program helps with the cost of health care, but it does not cover all medical expenses or the cost of most long-term care. You have choices for how you get Medicare coverage. If you choose to have Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) coverage, you can buy a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy from a private insurance company.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Care Rights (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

The Affordable Care Act

See about changes to the law involving health care and health insurance.

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act and Workers' Right to Health Plan Information

Under The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), workers and their families are entitled to receive a Summary Plan Description (SPD). The SPD is the primary document that gives information about the plan, what benefits are available under the plan, the rights of participant and beneficiaries under the plan, and how the plan works.

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