Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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For Children & Families

Medicaid administers several programs that provide various health care coverage services to children and families who meet certain eligibility qualifications.

Find a Program For You/Your Family

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I am a low-income parent, and I need health insurance for my children.
  • Louisiana Medicaid, which provides health care coverage to children and families who meet certain income qualifications.

I need health insurance for my children, but I make too much to get Medicaid.

  • LaCHIP, which offers health insurance to children.  Learn more.
  • LaCHIP Affordable Plan, which covers children whose parents earn too much to qualify for LaCHIP.   Learn more.

I have a disability and want to work, but I'm afraid of losing my Medicaid coverage.

  • Medicaid Purchase Plan, which helps people with disabilities keep Medicaid benefits they qualify for while they work.  Learn more.

I or my relative receive Medicaid, but I work and have health insurance available through my job.

  • Louisiana Health Insurance Premium Payment (LaHIPP) Program, which may pay all or part of the health insurance premiums for insurance available through your job, if that is more cost effective than letting you/your relative remain on Medicaid. Learn more.

I have a child with a disability, but I make too much to qualify for Medicaid.

  • Family Opportunity Act Medicaid, which lets higher-income families who have children with disabilities buy in to the Medicaid program for health care coverage. Learn more.


For information about any of these programs, call the Louisiana Medicaid Customer Service Hotline at 1.888.342.6207. The call is free.

You can apply for any Medicaid programs/services through the Louisiana Medicaid Online Application Center.