Louisiana Assistance Programs

Louisiana SenioRx

Website:

www.louisianaseniorx.org

Louisiana SenioRx

Cost:

Some medications have a small fee and some are free.

Eligibility Requirements:

Seniors over 60 years of age, having no prescription drug coverage, and with a maximum income level of $2,392.50/month for a one-person household and $3,207.50/month for a two-person household are eligible. In addition, those eligible must have chronic illnesses, take daily medications, and must not have voluntarily canceled any state or federal prescription drug program or a private reimbursements plan within the last six months.

Phone Number:

(225) 342-7100

Program Description:

Participants of the Louisiana SenioRx program are qualified by the individual drug companies, depending on the income and medications taken. Not all medications are covered under the program and most vitamin and aspirin regimens are not covered. Some medications have a small fee and some are free. Most drugs are dispensed to the doctor's office.

Louisiana Drug Card

Website:

www.louisianadrugcard.com

Louisiana Drug Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

The program is open to all residents of the state of Louisiana.

Phone Number:

(877) 454-8787

Program Description:

The Louisiana Drug Card is a FREE prescription assistance program that is available to all residents of the state of Louisiana. The Louisiana Drug Card program was launched in 2007 to help the uninsured and underinsured afford their prescription medications. The program offers savings of up to 75% on prescription medications and is accepted at over 56,000 pharmacies nationwide. Those with insurance can also use the program for medications not covered through their pharmacy benefits.

The Louisiana Drug Card is now working with the Louisiana Business Group on Health and Louisiana State Medical Society to help create awareness for the free program. The card is accepted at over 56,000 pharmacies nationwide including; CVS/Pharmacy, Walgreens, Walmart, Winn Dixie and Target, among many others. Anyone who is unable to obtain a card can visit any CVS/pharmacy in Louisiana and ask to have their prescription processed through the program.

The Louisiana Drug Card is a simple solution to the confusing maze of discount programs that have appeared in recent years. Residents of Louisisna can obtain a pre-activated free Rx card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.louisianadrugcard.com.

La CHIP

Website:

www.lachip.org

La CHIP

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligibility for the program is based on family size and income. Children can qualify for coverage under LaCHIP using higher income standards than traditional Medicaid. A family of four can earn as much as $44,000 per year and still qualify for LaCHIP coverage for kids.

Phone Number:

(877) 252-2447

Program Description:

The Louisiana Children's Health Insurance Program, or LaCHIP, was designed to bring quality health care to uninsured children up to age 19. The only way to know if your child can have LaCHIP is to apply.

Louisiana ADAP

Website:

new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/919

Louisiana ADAP

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

You must be hiv positive to be eligible for this program.

  • Income must be at or below 300% of the current Federal Poverty Level
  • Assets must be less than $4,000 (not including home or car)
  • Must not be qualified for Medicaid
  • Must not have private insurance
  • Must have proof of HIV + status
  • Must provide current viral load and CD4 count
  • Must provide proof of Louisiana residency and proof of income.

Phone Number:

(504) 568-7474

Program Description:

Individuals can be enrolled through the ten LSUHSC Medical Centers (Public hospitals). Potential program candidates can be screened for eligibility status and enrolled on the same day. Individuals who seek primary medical services from a physician outside of the HCSD medical centers may apply directly to the ADAP Coordinator. The medical and financial eligibility screening process takes approximately two weeks. If you need any further information, please contact: Raja Navarro, the ADAP Coordinator, at (504) 568-7474 or by email at raja.navarro@la.gov.