Louisiana Medicaid Eligibility Requirements

If you are looking to apply for Medicaid in Louisiana** then read the information below. Though we try to provide accurate information please note this is for informational purposes. We recommend you contact your Louisiana Medicaid Office to verify these eligibility requirements.

Louisiana Medicaid Overview
Medicaid is for eligible persons who need help paying their medical bills.

Louisiana Medicaid Eligibility
To get full Medicaid coverage, enrollees must be U.S. citizens or qualified aliens and live in Louisiana. Undocumented immigrants may only get Medicaid to cover emergencies, such as a delivery of a baby.

Medicaid Income Requirements In Louisiana
This information is based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). These income guideline standards were effective starting January 1st, 2014.
Age 0-1 212% FPL
Age 1-5 212% FPL
Age 6-18 212% FPL

Pregnant Women
209% FPL

Parents 19% FPL
Other Adults -
Is Medicaid Expanding? No

Documents You May Need
Proof of Immigration status if you are not a citizen
Provide front and back copies of all insurance cards
Proof of Income
Proof of Payments (If you are looking for a credit from Medicaid for the past 3 months)
Proof of Bank Accounts, Bonds, Stocks, etc.

Medicaid Coverage In Louisiana
Some of the services include audiological, chemotherapy, and chiropractic care, dental, EPSDT (children under age 21), durable medical equipment, family planning, hearing aids hemodialysis, home health, hospice, hospital inpatient and outpatient services, immunizations, long-term and community care, medical transportation, mental health, midwife services, therapy (multi-systemic, occupational, physical, speech therapy and language evaluation), optical and orthodontic services, nurses, elderly care, prescription drugs, physician services, podiatry, prenatal care, rehabilitation services, rural health clinics, STD clinics, substance abuse services, tuberculosis clinics, lab and x-rays.

**The information provided above is a general guideline when applying for Louisiana Medicaid. These guidelines can change from time to time, because of that we recommend that you contact your local Medicaid office in Louisiana to verify the latest eligibility requirments for Medicaid coverage in Louisiana.