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Find a Doctor

If I have Medicaid, where can I get health care?

If you or your child has Medicaid and are enrolled in one of the  Healthy Louisiana health plans, you can search for a doctor here.

To find out if you are eligible for Medicaid, visit the Healthy Louisiana website or call 1-888-342-6207.

To find a list of dentists that accept Medicaid click here.

If you don’t have health insurance, you can find low- or no-cost healthcare here:

What Types of Doctors Care for Pregnant People, New Moms, and Kids?

  • Family Practice Physician:  A Family Practice Physician, or Primary Care Physician, provides care to the entire family regardless of age, sex, and illness.
  • Obstetrician Gynecologist (OB/GYN):  An OB/GYN is a doctor who specializes in women’s reproductive health and provides care during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Pediatrician:  A Pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the care of infants and children under the age of 18.

Where can my child get their recommended vaccinations?

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Lead Poisoning Prevention

How can I make sure my home is safe and free from lead?

Learn how you can protect yourself and your children from lead, as well as what resources are available to help in Louisiana on ldh.la.gov/lead.

Mental Health

Where can I find mental health care?

If you need mental health services or substance abuse support, you may be able to find help here:


  • Medical Emergencies: Call 911 for immediate medical emergencies, or call 211 for non-emergencies.
  • Compulsive Gambling: (877) 770-7867
  • Alcohol / Drug Helpline: (877) 664-2248
  • Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counselor: (866) 310-7977

If you have a Healthy Louisiana plan, click here or call 1-855-229-6848 to find a mental health provider.

No-Cost Clinics

Where can I find low- or no-cost care for my family?

Parish Health Units

Parish Health Units provide a wide range of health services.
Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • WIC services
  • Immunizations
  • Family planning

To find your nearest Parish Health Unit, click here.

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

Federally Qualified Health Centers are another option for new parents and pregnant women seeking care. FQHCs provide:

  • Basic health services
  • Preventative health services
  • Referrals
  • Patient Education

To learn more about the services FQHCs provide, locate your local health center. To find your nearest Federally Qualified Health Center, click here. 

Pregnancy Testing

Where can I get a pregnancy test?

If you’re a teen, check out the Office of Public Health’s Louisiana Youth Education Program or visit HealthyChoicesLA.org.

Prenatal Care

Prenatal care is medical care a pregnant person gets while they are pregnant. Prenatal care allows doctors to spot, treat, and prevent health problems that can harm a mom or baby. You should contact a doctor to schedule a prenatal appointment as soon as you find out you are pregnant.

Where do I get prenatal care?

  • Your current OB/GYN (obstetrician or gynecologist)
  • Your provider who belongs to your private healthcare insurance network
  • Your Healthy Louisiana provider. Find a provider who takes Medicaid here.

What happens during a prenatal care visit?

During a prenatal visit, your doctor will ask you a few questions and talk to you about healthy habits during pregnancy.

During a prenatal care visit, your doctor will:

  • Give you a physical exam
  • Test blood, urine, and blood pressure
  • Listen to your baby’s heartbeat
  • Measure your stomach

What should I ask?

Your doctor can answer many questions related to pregnancy. Consider asking your doctor about:

  • Childbirth classes
  • Parenting classes
  • Breastfeeding
  • Expected weight gain

Are you a first-time mom? The Bureau of Family Health’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) can pair you with a nurse for support and advice during your pregnancy. Call your local NFP office for more information. 

Reproductive Health & Family Planning

Where can I find reproductive health services?

The Louisiana Office of Public Health’s Reproductive Health Program (RHP) offers low- or no-cost STD screening, health education, counseling services, and contraception. To find confidential family planning services near you, visit Healthy Choices LA and enter your zip code in the box on the top right of the page. These clinics all take Medicaid.

Click here to learn more about the services offered at the RHP clinics.


Where can I find health care for STDs or HIV?

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