LDH News

August 17, 2016
Medicaid recipients who live in one of the declared disaster parishes caused by the August 2016 flooding, and who need to replace equipment or supplies previously approved by Medicaid, may contact either a Medicaid enrolled or Health Plan contracted durable medical equipment (DME) provider of their choice to obtain a replacement. For Medicaid enrolled providers, the provider must make a request to Molina’s Prior Authorization Unit; however, a new prescription and medical documentation are not required.
August 17, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health advises all Louisiana residents to be aware of the dangers flood waters pose and to take all appropriate precautions.
August 16, 2016
Baton Rouge, La. – Capital Area Human Services has informed the Louisiana Department of Health that the following service locations in the Baton Rouge area will be open the rest of this week.
August 16, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health offers advice to Louisiana residents with private drinking water wells and to restaurants that are in areas affected by the recent storm system that caused flooding throughout the state.
August 16, 2016
Medical volunteers are needed at the Celtic Media Center shelter in Baton Rouge. Those wishing to sign up to help can do so at this Sign Up Genius link.
August 15, 2016
Due to the recent flooding, many Louisiana Medicaid recipients are in need of essential medications.
August 15, 2016
Our Louisiana communities prove time and time again that they are strong and courageous. You are no different. Many of you all have suffered losses. Our thoughts are with you. Many of you have been able to respond to the needs of others and continue to do a fantastic job. Thank you for your great work and dedication.
August 14, 2016
An evacuation shelter for people with special medical conditions only is now open on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. This is a shelter of last resort for people who currently receive in-home care and is not for the general public.
August 12, 2016
This week, the Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed four additional case of Zika virus. As in all of the other cases in Louisiana, the patients travelled to regions in the Americas with ongoing Zika transmission and sought medical care in Louisiana after returning, where tests confirmed the viral infection.