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WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) is a special supplemental food program. WIC provides:

  • Nutritious foods, nutrition information, breastfeeding promotion, breastfeeding support and referrals to other health and social services.
  • Foods may include: infant formula and cereal, adult cereals low in sugar and high in iron, milk (and lactose-reduced or lactose-free milk), cheese, juice, eggs, peanut butter or dried beans/peas, carrots, and canned tuna.

Who is eligible:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1st birthday)
  • Postpartum women
  • Infants
  • Children ages 1-5

Participants must:

  • Live in Louisiana
  • Currently receive Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, LA CHIP, LA MOMS or meet income guidelines
  • Have a nutrition/health need

How to tell if you are eligible:

  • Click here to learn if you are eligible for WIC
  • Click here for more information on WIC and how to apply
  • Call 1-800-251-BABY (2229) or click here to find a clinic near you. Call the clinic and make an appointment to find out if you are eligible.
Medicaid/Bayou Health

If you do not have health insurance, Medicaid/Bayou Health provides coverage for healthcare services. 

  • To learn more about Bayou Health, click here
  • Or call (888) 342-6207 for more information.

LaMOMS is no-cost health coverage for pregnant women. It covers all pre-natal and delivery costs. LaMOMS pays for pregnancy-related services, including doctor visits, lab work, prescription medicines, delivery, and hospital care for up to 60 days following the end of your pregnancy. 

  • To learn more about LaMOMS, click here.
  • To view income guidelines, click here. 
  • To apply for LaMOMS, click here or call (888) 342-6207 for more info about LaMOMS.

LaCHIP (Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program) provides healthcare to uninsured children up to age 19. It is a no-cost program that pays for children’s hospital care, doctor visits, prescription drugs, shots and more.

LaCHIP Affordable Plan is a health insurance program for uninsured children in moderate income families. If your income is too much to qualify for regular LaCHIP, but your gross income is below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, your children may qualify.

Take Charge Plus

Take Charge Plus offers Medicaid coverage for family planning services to males and females of child-bearing age. There are certain income requirements. Take Charge Plus covers family planning services including physical exams, birth control, STD testing and treatment, and family planning-related lab tests and medications.

  • To learn more about Take Charge Plus, click here.
  • To view income guidelines, click here.  
  • To apply for Take Charge Plus, click here or call (888) 342-6207 for more info about Take Charge Plus.
Behavioral Health

Starting in December 2015, behavioral health services for people with Medicaid will be covered through a Health Plan in Bayou Health.

  • Through your Bayou Health Plan, you can get behavioral health services, such as mental health or substance abuse treatment.
  • You only need to choose one Bayou Health Plan for all of your healthcare needs, including your behavioral and mental health needs. You can review the 5 different health plans here, and get tips on how to choose a plan here
  • To learn more about behavioral health services through Bayou Health, click here or call 1-855-BAYOU-4U (1-855-229-6848).
Other is a service to help individuals in the New Orleans area find a quality healthcare center that meets their needs. Most participating clinics accept private and public health insurance, or payments can be made on an income-based sliding fee scale.