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Apply for Healthy Louisiana

Healthy Louisiana is the name of Louisiana’s Medicaid program. Enrollment is open year-round and you can apply at any time. Just click the “Get started” button to start a new application.


Just call Member Services at 1-855-242-0802 (TTY: 711). We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Get ready to apply

Get ready to apply

You’ll need about 30 minutes to complete the application. Before you start, have this info ready:


  • Employer and income info: household monthly income, pay stubs and W-2 forms 
  • Social Security numbers or document numbers for each household member applying 
  • Date of birth for each household member applying
  • Immigration info, if it applies (some noncitizens may qualify to enroll, depending on state rules)
  • Photo ID, if you’re applying in person 
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance  

Start here

You can choose from a few options: 

Enroll in a health plan

Enroll in a health plan

Your coverage can start as early as three months before the month you apply. This is if you meet all eligibility rules. For example, if you need to see the doctor, you shouldn’t wait to do so — even if you’re waiting for coverage approval. If it’s approved, we’ll cover that doctor visit.


You’ll get a welcome packet in the mail after approval of your application. The next step is choosing Aetna Better Health of Louisiana as your health care plan. 


If you’re under a provider’s care when you join, let us know. We’ll work with you and your provider to make sure you keep getting the care you need.


Learn about what's covered

Not sure if you qualify?


You can check out our eligibility page to learn more.

See if you qualify



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