The Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program, or LaCHIP, provides health care to uninsured children up to age 19. It is a no-cost health program that pays for children’s hospital care, doctor visits, prescription drugs, shots and more. Learn more about what LaCHIP covers.
Click here to apply for LaCHIP.
Is My Child Eligible?
In order to qualify for LaCHIP, your child must meet the following criteria:
Please note that income deductions for the LaCHIP program include:
The only way to know if a child qualifies for LaCHIP is to apply. Parents can apply for LaCHIP online by visiting the Louisiana Medicaid Online Application Center. The application process takes about 30 minutes. Click here to download the LaCHIP application, then mail or fax it back to:
LaCHIP Processing Office
P. O. Box 91278
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9278
Fax: 1-877-LA FAX US (1-877-523-2987)
Need to Renew?
Parents whose children already receive health care coverage through LaCHIP can renew coverage through the online application, hotline or mailing/faxing the downloadable renewal application. Renewal is required every year and is not automatic.
Can I Talk to Someone about LaCHIP?
Parents can call the hotline, 1-877-2LaCHIP (1-877-252-2447), to ask questions or request to have an application mailed on the next business day. Staff are available to assist with LaCHIP applications from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. Please click here to see a directory listing of LaCHIP staff contacts.