What Does LaCHIP Cover?

LaCHIP provides Medicaid coverage for primary care doctor visits as well as preventive and emergency care, immunizations, prescription medications, hospitalization, home health care and other health services.

Services LaCHIP covers includes:

  • Doctor Visits
  • Hospital Visits
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Hearing Care
  • Lab Work & Tests
  • Immunizations (Shots)
  • Prescription Medicines
  • Medical Equipment & Supplies
  • Medically Necessary Transportation
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health Clinic Services
  • Psychological Tests & Therapy
  • Help Scheduling Appointments

Before a child receives a service, parents should ask the doctor or provider about limits to receiving the service or if the service needs to be “prior authorized,” which means Medicaid has to agree to pay for the service before it can be offered to a patient. Just because a service is not on the list does not mean that Medicaid will not cover it. Call the contact listed for the service group in question if a service is not listed.

Children under age 21 are entitled to receive all medically necessary health care, diagnostic services, treatment, and other measures that Medicaid can cover. This includes many services that are not covered for adults. The following benefits are available to all Medicaid-eligible children under age 21:

  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Services
  • Psychological and Behavioral Services
  • EPSDT Exams or Checkups
  • Personal Care Services
  • Extended Skilled Nursing Services
  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Audiology Services and Psychological Evaluation or Treatment
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Transportation

To ask about these services, or to ask about a needed service that isn't listed here, please call toll-free 1-877-455-9955.

Click here to learn about locating Medicaid services and medical equipment for a disabled child in the home.

Children with Developmental Disabilities

There are special Medicaid benefits for children who have developmental disabilities, including:

To request any of these services, or to receive more information, please contact the LDH Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities office or human services district/authority in your area. Click here to locate services.

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