Maternal Wellness Center Registration

In accordance with Act No. 437 of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session and applicable to income taxable periods beginning on or after January 1, 2025, donations made to eligible maternal wellness centers (MWCs) may be credited against the state income tax for the taxable year in which the donation is made. In addition to meeting other criteria, maternal wellness centers must be registered with the Louisiana Department of Health in order to be considered an eligible maternal wellness center.

MWCs should complete the steps outlined below to register:

  • Complete the contact information form and submit online here.
  • Download and complete the affidavit form here.
  • After filling out the affidavit form in its entirety, the form will need to be witnessed and notarized by a public notary by an officer of the maternal wellness center
  • Mail the completed and notarized form to LDH for processing to Amy Pirtle at:

La. Dept. of Health - Office of Women’s Health and Community Health
Attn: Amy Pirtle
P.O. Box 629
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629

 Applicants will be notified of their approved registration via email.

Registered MWCs are required to submit a sworn “renewal” affidavit to LDH for review and approval annually, on or before February 1st of each year to remain on the registry.

For eligibility questions, please refer to Act No. 437.

Disclaimer:  LDH does not license Maternal Wellness Centers nor evaluate the clinical services provided by them.

*If you should have any additional questions, regarding affidavit submission or general inquiries – please contact the LDH Office of Women’s Health & Community Health

Amy Pirtle, Legislative & Policy Manager at (225) 577-3320 or via email