Are You Eligible for Medicaid?

September 21, 2017



Medicaid is quality, no-cost health insurance for low-income pregnant women, children and adults who qualify.

What does Medicaid cover?

Medicaid provides core health benefits to its members. This includes services like:

  • All necessary medical coverage for children under 21
  • Doctor and inpatient hospital services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Other medical services you may need

How do I know if I qualify for Medicaid?

You may qualify for Medicaid if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Are younger than 19
  • Have low income and are a parent of a child/children younger than 19
  • Receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Get financial help from the Department of Children and Family Services
  • Are disabled according to the Social Security Administration’s definition
  • Have corrected vision no better than 20/200
  • Have no insurance and need treatment for breast and/or cervical cancer

Am I eligible through Medicaid Expansion?

When Medicaid expanded in Louisiana in 2016, more citizens became eligible for no-cost, high-quality healthcare. You may be eligible through Medicaid Expansion if you:

How do I apply?

You can apply for Medicaid or LaCHIP by visiting the Louisiana Medicaid Online Application Center or by calling 1-888-342-6207. You will need your Social Security Number and other information in order to apply.


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