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Louisiana LaCHIP Program Benefits

Program Description

LaCHIP is a health insurance program designed to bring quality health care to currently uninsured children and youth up to the age of 19 in Louisiana. Children can qualify for coverage under LaCHIP using higher income standards. LaCHIP provides Medicaid coverage for doctor visits for primary care as well as preventive and emergency care, immunizations, prescription medications, hospitalization, home health care and many other health services. LaCHIP provides health care coverage for the children of Louisiana's working families with moderate and low incomes. A renewal of coverage is done after each 12-month period.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Louisiana, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $23,340
2 $31,460
3 $39,580
4 $47,700
5 $55,820
6 $63,940
7 $72,060
8 $80,180

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Apply online here:

You may also download, fill out, and mail in an application. Click here for an application:

Once completed, mail the form and requested information to:
LaCHIP Processing Office
P. O. Box 91278
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9278

Or you may fax it to:
FAX 1-877-LA FAX US (1-877-523-2987)

For assistance, or to request an application be mailed to you, please call 1-877-2LaCHIP (1-877-252-2447) toll free.

Program Contact Information

For more information about the LaCHIP program, visit: