Louisiana Medicaid coverage for  COVID-19 testing, vaccines, and vaccine administration for qualified Louisiana residents without health insurance ended May 11, 2023, with the end of the Federal COVID-19  Public Health Emergency (PHE). Coverage included COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine administration, testing, and testing-related services, like doctor’s office visits when the test is performed.

The coverage was made available through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. This coverage was available until the end of the federal public health emergency.