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Louisiana Health Access Program (LA HAP)What is LA HAP (pronounced lah hap)?

The staff that make up LA HAP are those individuals at the STD/HIV Program (SHP) who currently process LA HAP applications.  Previously known as your ADAP Staff, we are:

  • Jennifer Carlos Gomez, ADAP Coordinator, 504-568-5448
  • Heather Weaver, TAB Coordinator, 504-568-5489
  • Tiffany Medlock, Client Services Specialist, 504-680-9403
  • Rosaline Morgan, Client Services Specialist, 504-568-8746
  • Markham Bradburn, Client Services Specialist, 504-568-3623

What does ADAP mean?

ADAP stands for AIDS Drug Assistance Programs which is a funding source available through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that can be used to provide access to medications for uninsured individuals and assistance with cost shares for insured individuals.  LA ADAP is the name that we have historically used to describe access to medications for uninsured individuals, also sometimes called "Traditional ADAP".  Louisiana receives ADAP funds from HRSA to provide medication and insurance services through LA HAP. 

How do I enroll?

To enroll in LA HAP you can contact a case manager at your local community based organization (CBO), a social services staff person at your medical center, or LA HAP staff directly to complete an application. For more information and to download a copy of the LA HAP Application click here.

What do I need to provide to complete an LA HAP Application?

Income: To complete LA HAP Application, you need to provide documents showing any income or money that you or any household member receives. Your eligibility for LA HAP is based on your household income. The members of your household are anyone that lives with you who are related to you by blood, legal marriage, and/or legal adoption.

Residence: You will also need to provide documentation showing that you live in Louisiana.

When do I need to complete recertification?

Recertification for LA HAP must be completed every 6 months in order to continue to receive services.


To better align our programs with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and our clients' transition to the Health Insurance Marketplace you'll see a few more changes in LA ADAP and HIP in 2014.  For example, our medication and insurance services will be called L-DAP and HIP

  • L-DAP stands for LOUISIANA DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM and will cover drug costs for uninsured individuals and drug copays, coinsurances, & deductibles for insured individuals.
  • HIP stands for the HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM and will cover insurance plan premiums as well as non-drug copays, coinsurances, & deductibles for insured individuals.
  • In 2014, LA HAP will process both L-DAP and HIP enrollment through a single application.

What if I have more questions?

If you have more questions give us a call (our number are above) or send us an email at