The Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP) provides health coverage to uninsured children up to age 19. It is a no-cost health program that pays for hospital care, doctor visits, prescription drugs, shots and more.

 Click here to apply for LaCHIP.

Does my child qualify?

To qualify for LaCHIP, your child must meet the following criteria:

  • The child must be under the age of 19.
  • The child may not currently have health insurance.
  • Household income must be below the income limits.  Click here to see the limits

How do I apply?

My child is already covered. How do I renew coverage?

We review your case each year to see if your children still qualify.  This is called your yearly renewal.  If we need your help to renew coverage we will contact you either by phone or mail (if we have your current mailing address and phone number).  If we have contacted you to tell you that it is time to renew coverage, you may complete your renewal in the following ways:


Call toll-free 1-877-2LaCHIP (1-877-252-2447).  Representatives are available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

TTY Users call 1-800-220-5404

Do you want LaCHIP/Medicaid to participate in your community event?

Click here to see a list of Community Outreach contacts.

Other LaCHIP Resources