Louisiana Breast & Cervical Health Program
Through the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program (LBCHP), women receive no-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and patient navigation services. Women screened through LBCHP who are in need of treatment for breast or cervical cancer, or a pre-cancerous condition, have access to no-cost healthcare coverage, known as BCC Medicaid.
In order to receive BCC Medicaid, the initial screening must have occurred through LBCHP for a woman without existing Medicaid or insurance coverage. Women with income up to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for LBCHP – to learn more about eligibility, screening locations, or to begin the screening process, call the LBCHP toll free hotline at 1-888-599-1073 or visit the website at www.lbchp.org.
Through the Louisiana Breast & Cervical Health Program, women who have been screened and are in need of treatment for breast or cervical cancer, or a pre-cancerous condition, have access to no-cost health care coverage.
What Services are Covered and For How Long?
If diagnosed with cancer through the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program, uninsured women are automatically eligible for BCC Medicaid, which provides full coverage for all treatment expenses, including doctor and hospital visits, lab work, and prescriptions. BCC Medicaid coverage may begin up to three months before the month you apply for Medicaid. Coverage continues until your course of treatment ends or you no longer meet the requirements of this program.
You may qualify to be paid back for medical services you received up to three months before you applied if:
- you would have qualifed when the service was received, and
- you used a Medicaid provider, and
- the service is covered by the Medicaid program.
Can I Talk to Someone about the Louisiana Breast & Cervical Health Program?
You can call the Louisiana Breast & Cervical Health Program toll free at 1-888-599-1073.