Medicaid from Louisiana Healthcare Connections covers almost any health care need you may have. Plus, we offer extra benefits like adult dental services, health rewards and more.
Check out the list of essential benefits below.
Doctor Visits and Urgent Care
Unlimited visits to help you get healthy and stay healthy
No cost for most members. (Some may have a co-pay of between 50¢ and $3.)
Specialist Doctors and Care
Louisiana Healthcare Connections does not require a referral to see a specialist.
(inpatient and outpatient)
All pregnancy services, from pre-natal care through post-partum care are covered. Unlimited visits to your OB/GYN.
Dental Services for Adults
Up to $750 per year toward dental exams, cleanings, X-rays, and more.
Dental Services for Children
Medicaid provides separate dental coverage for children. Call 1-855-702-6262 for more information.
Mental health and substance use services
Nurse Advice 24/7
Members who need health advice can speak with a nurse anytime day or night. They’re just a phone call away and there’s no cost to you.
Annual Wellness Checkups
Care Management Support
Covered for members under age 21
Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
Ambulance and helicopter
Family Planning Services
Hearing Aids and Audiology
Members age 21 and older limited to one hearing exam per year and one hearing aid every two years
Home Health Services
Unlimited for children under age 21; for adults up to 50 visits per year
All recommended immunizations are covered, including: pneumonia, influenza (flu), chickenpox, shingles, meningitis, DTAP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), Hepatitis A and B
Labor and Delivery
Laboratory Services and X-Rays
Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC)
IUDs and birth-control implants
Mental Health Counseling and Treatment
Services provided by psychologists, clinical social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors and other behavioral health specialists
Mental Health Inpatient / Residential Treatment
Nutrition / Dietician Consult Services
Covered for children under age 21
Screening and Testing
Preventive care to detect sexually transmitted infections, cancers, diabetes, heart disease and other conditions
Sexual Health Services
Substance Use Treatment
Transportation to Appointments
Vision Services for Adults
Age 21 and older: one pair of eyeglasses per calendar year as well as routine screening, corrective and medical services
Vision Services for Kids
Under age 21: three pairs of eyeglasses per calendar year as well as routine screening, corrective and medical services
Health Rewards For Adults
Earn rewards for taking care of your health. Like $10 for a checkup, $10 for STI screenings and $5 for flu shots.
Health Rewards For Pregnancy
Earn up to $190 in rewards for healthy habits
Health Rewards For Kids
Earn rewards for taking care of your child’s health. Like $10 for their wellness checkup and $5 for their flu shot.
Start Smart for Your Baby Mobile App
Free access to the award-winning pregnancy smartphone app from Due Date Plus
39,200+ providers statewide
3,050+ providers for children
2,275+ providers for adults
575+ women’s health and pregnancy specialists
3,300+ mental health and substance use providers
This is not a list of all covered benefits. Some services may require prior approval. Call Louisiana Healthcare Connections Member Services (1-866-595-8133, hearing loss: 711), Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. if you have questions about specific services.