Launched on January 1, 2003, LaMOMS is no-cost health coverage for any pregnant women, married or single, who fall into new expanded income guidelines. For example, a woman in a family of four (the unborn child is included in the family size) can have a monthly household income up to $4,502 and still qualify for this program.
Any pregnant woman, married or single, may apply for health coverage. Income limits are higher so working couples can make more money and still be eligible. We do not count resources such as bank accounts, cash on hand, cars or property.
You must fill out an application form. If needed, someone can assist you in completing the form. You can get an application form from the Medicaid office in the parish where you live, at any of the participating Medicaid Application Centers, from our Web site by clicking here, or by calling 1.888.342.6207. The application form with your information can be mailed to your local Medicaid office.
You may use any doctor who is enrolled as a Medicaid provider.
To get a list of doctors, dentists or other medical service providers in your parish who take Medicaid, please visit our Provider Map page. This page will let you search for Medicaid services in your parish. If there is no doctor listed in your parish, try searching for doctors in your region or in the parishes around yours.
You can also call 1.877.455.9955 toll-free for a listing of specialists (including dentists) in your area who are enrolled and active in Medicaid programs.
It is important to remember that not all doctors who are active in the Medicaid program are taking new patients. Be sure to ask the doctor’s office if they are taking new Medicaid patients when you call to schedule an appointment. If you have private insurance in addition to LaMOMS, be sure to ask if your doctor accepts Medicaid as a "secondary" payer.
Yes, it is part of Medicaid; however we have a simplified one page application which can be completed. The key requirements for eligibility are verification of income and verification of pregnancy/expected date of delivery. Only verifications not available to our agency through other sources will be required from applicants.
If you need help to complete the application form or to get any of the needed proof, please call us toll-free at 1.888.342.6207. If you are hearing impaired, you may call the TTY number at 1.800.220.5404.
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