Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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TAKE CHARGE offers Medicaid coverage for family planning waiver services to women ages 19-44 who are Louisiana residents, and do not have health insurance that covers Family Planning services.

What does TAKE CHARGE Cover?

The TAKE CHARGE/ Family Planning Waiver program covers services including:

  • Four physical examinations or necessary re-visits each year for services rendered by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant for the purpose of family planning.
  • Laboratory tests for the purpose of family planning
  • Approved medications and supplies (examples: birth control pills, patches, IUDs, diaphragms, etc.)

Primary care services are not covered by the TAKE CHARGE program. When a need for primary care treatment is identified during a family planning waiver visit, the waiver participant will be given information about primary care providers. A list of available primary care service providers is available here. The patient is responsible for all charges associated with primary care services.

Apply Now

Apply for TAKE CHARGE by filling out the online application at the Louisiana Medicaid Online Application Center. If you prefer to submit a paper application, you can download the Application  or can download the Renewal Form to reapply for coverage and can mail or fax this to:

Take Charge
P.O. Box 91278
Baton Rouge, LA  70821
Fax: 1.877.523.2987

Can I Talk to Someone about TAKE CHARGE?

For more information on the TAKE CHARGE program, assistance with your application or to see if you qualify for services, please call toll-free 1.888.342.6207.