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La. Medicaid provides medical benefits to low-income individuals and families. Although the federal government establishes the general rules for Medicaid, specific requirements are established by each state. In Louisiana, over a million residents receive health care coverage through Medicaid, most of whom are children under 19. The Louisiana Medicaid Program operates within the Louisiana Department of Health.


Long Term Care
Medicaid Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM)
          * Asthma HELP
          * Diabetes HELP
          * Medicaid Purchase Plan
Medicare Savings Program 
MMIS (Medicaid Management Information Systems)
Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee
Rate Setting and Audit Section 

Do I qualify for Medicaid?

Medicaid eligibility is determined using the Federal Poverty Level income guidelines. Click here to review information about this. (See also Monthly Income Limits for Medicaid Programs page)

In Louisiana, you qualify to receive Medicaid if you:
Receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA)
Get financial help from the Office of Family Support (OFS) through the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP)

You may also qualify for Medicaid coverage if you:
Are disabled according to the Social Security Administration's definition
Have corrected vision no better than 20/200
Are a low-income parent of children under age 19
Are a child under age 19
Are pregnant
Have no insurance and need treatment for breast and/or cervical cancer
Receive Medicare coverage and are low-income

How Do I Apply?

There are several ways you can apply for Medicaid or get more information:
Bunkie General Hospital is a certified enrollment center and can assist you with application. Contact the Business Office at 318-346-6681 ext. 268 or 507. Or
Apply now or renew coverage for any Medicaid program by visiting the Louisiana Medicaid Online Application (OLA). Once you submit the online application, it is sent immediately to the Medicaid office for processing, and there is no delay for mailing or faxing a paper form.

Call the Medicaid hotline toll free at 1.888.342.6207 for help applying. Agents are accepting calls Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact any Medicaid Application Center statewide.

Download and print a Medicaid application and then mail or fax it to Medicaid at:
          Mailing: P.O. Box 91278 Baton Rouge, LA  70821-9278
          Fax: 1.877.523.2987

Contact your local Medicaid office for help applying.

Please click here to ask a question about any of the Medicaid programs.