Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Greater New Orleans Community Health Connection

A no-cost health insurance program for residents of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines parishes

The Greater New Orleans Community Health Connection or GNOCHC (no-kee) program provides no-cost health insurance coverage to uninsured adults ages 19 - 64. Medical services are provided at participating GNOCHC clinics in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines parishes.

To qualify for GNOCHC, you must be--


  • Age 19 - 64
  • A U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Living in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, or Plaquemines parish
  • Uninsured and not have had medical insurance for at least 6 months
  • Not pregnant, and
  • Your income must be below the amounts in the chart








What does GNOCHC cover?

  • Primary care
  • Preventative care
  • Immunizations and vaccinations
  • Care coordination
  • Lab work and x-rays
  • Behavioral health for mental health and substance abuse services
  • Some specialty care

When qualified for GNOCHC, you may still be able to get free care at the LSU public hospitals (charity hospitals) or prescriptions from prescription assistance programs.

What does GNOCHC NOT cover?

  • Prescription drugs
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • Emergency room visits
  • Dental care
  • Other services not listed as covered above

How To Apply

Orleans Regional Medicaid Office
P.O. Box 60840
New Orleans, LA 70160
Fax: 1-866-861-6018

Where do I get GNOCHC medical care?

GNOCHC clinics are in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines parishes.

Click here for a list of clinics.

How can I get the most out of my GNOCHC coverage?

After getting your white plastic medical card, start using it. Visit a GNOCHC clinic to get the medical care you need.


Call us toll-free at 1-888-342-6207 or send us an email at Representatives are available Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.

TTY Users call 1-800-220-5404.


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