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Apply for Medicaid Online

August 18th, 2009

Enrolling in the Louisiana Medicaid program has become faster and more efficient thanks to an online application process now available through the Department of Health and Hospitals Web site.

Louisiana citizens applying to enroll in any Medicaid program can use the online application process. This includes applying for Medicaid, LaCHIP (childrens health care coverage), LaMOMS (coverage for pregnant women), the Medicaid Purchase Plan (coverage for workers with disabilities), the Medicare Savings Program (premium assistance for Medicare recipients) and TAKE CHARGE (family planning services for women).

The online application is available by clicking here

Once the online application is submitted, it is sent immediately to the office that will process the application. There is no delay for mailing or faxing, as might be experienced with a paper form.

A paper application can still be used for enrollment; these are available at any Medicaid office or Medicaid application center, downloading it from the Web site, or by requesting it from the toll free Medicaid hotline at 1-888-342-6207.

For more information on the Louisiana Medicaid program, visit www.medicaid.dhh.louisiana.gov or call the toll-free hotline at 1-888-342-6207.

24 Responses to “Apply for Medicaid Online”

  1. jessica Says:

    I was approved for the take charge Louisianas medicaid for women. I was just trying to figure what it covers. I tried to make a dentist appt and they said that medicaid would not cover me unless i was pregnent.I also tried to make an appt for an annual and they said i had to be pregnent to be seen or i would have to pay for the visit..If you could explain to me what is covered and what is not..Thanks Jessica

  2. LPHI Says:

    Hi Jessica. Thanks for writing. Below is a response from our friend who works in the Medicaid division at DHH…hope this helps! – Jason

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    Take Charge is the family planning coverage for Medicaid, so her coverage will be limited to those types of services (contraception, family planning doc/gynecologist visits). It does not cover primary care or dental or any of the broader list of Medicaid benefits.

    Here’s a link to a list of services that should help:

    http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/page.asp?id=291&detail=7295

    And here is a link to the Take Charge home page:

    http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?ID=291

  3. Jan Doe Says:

    Hey, I have diabetes and I dont have health insurance. I’m 25 years old and currently unemployed. Can I apply for Medicaid? I need medicine and supplies and I can’t afford to pay out of pocket to see a doctor. I have not had medicine for the past 4 months because I dont know where to go without having a sky high medical bill.

  4. LPHI Says:

    I’m not exactly certain, but it sounds like you may qualify…you should be able to find out more on the state’s Medicaid enrollment website or by calling the toll-free number: http://www.medicaid.dhh.louisiana.gov or 1-888-342-6207.

  5. jenny Says:

    I already have a Ob-gyn and private insurance, i found out i was pregnant and applied for La Moms. I was approved for La Moms,but my doctor is saying he only accepts Medicaid for high risk pregnancy, and saying that they dont accept medicaid as a secondary insurance, and that it would be hard to find a doctor that accepts both…Im so confused, cause im like what is the purpose of the program if no doctors are accepting it…Can i just keep my same doctor and just only use/file my private insurance, cause I cant find a doctor willing to take new pt w medicaid… and Im already 2 mths pregnant. Also can I see a dentist w/o a referral? thanks!

  6. Denise Says:

    if a woman had medicaid along with her children and she gets married can she still stay on medicaid if the husband does not have insurance on his job?

  7. LPHI Says:

    I think it depends on your husband’s income…you should be able to find out more on the state’s Medicaid enrollment website or by calling the toll-free number: http://www.medicaid.dhh.louisiana.gov or 1-888-342-6207.

  8. LPHI Says:

    Unfortunately, I do not know the answers to your questions as I don’t work for the Medicaid office, but you may be able to find out more on the state’s Medicaid enrollment website or by calling the toll-free number: http://www.medicaid.dhh.louisiana.gov or 1-888-342-6207. Hope this helps…

  9. ncb Says:

    Hi! I was diagnosed w/ hypothyroidism 2 years ago when I was pregnant and have been fighting dibilitating symtons of depression, severe anxiety, exhaustion, migranes, muscle aches, shortness of breath and panic attacks. I am a 25 year old fulltime student and mommy who lives with my bf. I am struggling just to get through the day and cannot afford medical care or meds. Will I be eligible for medicaid or any sort of help???

  10. LPHI Says:

    Hi. You sound like you could be eligible for health insurance through the state’s medicaid program. You can find out more on the state’s Medicaid enrollment website or by calling the toll-free number: http://www.medicaid.dhh.louisiana.gov or 1-888-342-6207.

    If you are in the New Orleans area and need more immediate health care/mental health related services, visit http://www.gnocommunity.org (or call 504-872-0750) to find a local community health clinic that offers primary care and mental health services – many of these community health clinics allow payments on an income-based sliding fee scale…

  11. Jene Stonebrook Says:

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  12. Latasha White Says:

    I have private insurance and medicaid as secondary. I just received a bill from my OB/GYN’s office for a colpo that i had done. My private insurance did not cover the procedure’s cost. How can I submit a claim to medicaid for payment, as my dr’s office will not?

  13. LPHI Says:

    Unfortunately, I do not know the answers to your questions as I don’t work for the Medicaid office, but you may be able to find out more on the state’s Medicaid enrollment website or by calling the toll-free number: http://www.medicaid.dhh.louisiana.gov or 1-888-342-6207. Hope this helps…

  14. Alyssa Gaby Says:

    Hey, I just forwarded this to some friends, loving it!
    Thanks

  15. AZ Says:

    I just moved to Louisiana a month ago, I am unemployed, uninsured and just found out I’m pregnant. The only proof of residency I have is a copy of my lease agreement, I haven’t even changed my driver’s license over to LA yet. How can I apply for Medicaid? Because I need an ob/gyn right now and I have virtually no money until I can find work. Does anyone know where to go in New Orleans? I have no idea what to do. Thanks.

  16. LPHI Says:

    Unfortunately, I do not know the answers to your question as I don’t work for the Medicaid office, but you may be able to find out more on the state’s Medicaid enrollment website or by calling the toll-free number: http://www.medicaid.dhh.louisiana.gov or 1-888-342-6207. Hope this helps…

  17. LPHI Says:

    Hi Melissa, I have forwarded on your question to the State’s Medicaid office. They will hopefully be in touch with you soon.

    Thanks and Stay Healthy.

  18. Leslie Says:

    Louisiana people should stick together on issues about
    keeping Louisiana families healthy. I have a cousin who
    is on medicaid. She is in her forties and disabled.
    However, medicaid will cover her dental expenses so
    she can’t afford to see a dentist. She has severe
    bleeding from her gums and her teeth are loosening
    up from this peridontal and gingivitis disease. You
    teeth and gums are also just as important as everything
    else in your body and bad teeth contributes to bad
    health. If everyone on this board write Governor Jindal
    and demand that he look into helping everyone with
    dental care, our families full health will be covered by
    medicaid instead of half way covering one thing and
    not covering smething else. Medicaid in other states
    has dental care included why not Louisiana?

  19. Tonya Says:

    Hi,I moved to Louisiana from Las Vegas and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and was denied disablility, now I would like to try and recieve Medicaid, am I eligable for that,since I’m unable to work?

  20. LPHI Says:

    Hi Tonya,

    I can’t answer your question as I don’t work for the state’s Medicaid office, but there is a toll-free hotline you can call to hopefully find out (1-888-342-6207), and
    for more information on the Louisiana Medicaid program, visit http://www.medicaid.dhh.louisiana.gov

    Hope this helps…

  21. Ashley Says:

    If I switch from take charge to la moms because I’m pregnant do I get a new card

  22. Inez Charbonnet Says:

    I need to apply for medicaid. I was unemployed for three months, now I have a job that does not pay $500.00 on my bills, I can not affored insurance. I have high blood pressure and need my meds!

  23. LPHI Says:

    Hi Inez,

    You can apply for medicaid online via this link – https://bhsfweb.dhh.louisiana.gov/OnlineServices/ – or call 1-888-342-6207 for information and further assistance.

  24. LPHI Says:

    Hi Ashley, if you call 1-888-342-6207 – they may be able to answer your question.

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