Louisiana Medicaid is a federally funded program, which provides health coverage to Louisiana residents, within certain groups, based on income and resource limits set by Congress. 

Medicaid provides a complete package of medical coverage for those who qualify. Generally, eligible recipients of benefits include low-income individuals, low-income families with children, low-income elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Program NameLouisiana Medicaid
Expanded MedicaidYes
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Apply Onlinesspweb.lameds.ldh.la.gov
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Find a Local OfficeMedicaid Regional Offices

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Louisiana Medicaid, you must be a resident of the state of Louisiana, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.

You must also be one of the following:*

  • Pregnant
  • Be responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger
  • Blind
  • Have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability
  • Be 65 years of age or older

* ACA Medicaid expansion covers eligible low-income adults.

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)

Household Size*Maximum Income Level (Per Year)

*For households with more than eight people, add $6,038 per additional person.

Available Services Include:

ChiropracticNursing facility
DentalOccupational therapy services
Emergency room servicesOptical services
Family planningPharmacy services
Hearing aidsPhysical therapy
Home healthPhysician services
HospicePodiatry services
HospitalRadiology services
ImmunizationsRehabilitation clinic services
Laboratory testsRural health clinics
Medical transportationSpeech therapy
ChiropracticNursing facility
DentalOccupational therapy services


There are no copays or out-of-pocket costs for the Medicaid members enrolled in the program.