About “Healthy Louisiana”
“Healthy Louisiana” is a program of Louisiana’s Department of Health which contracts with five insurance companies which may cover some of the costs of care for children.
No insurance company in Louisiana pays the full cost of residential care. Consequently, Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home uses charitable funds to cover what insurance companies do not pay for care in our three children’s homes.
We provide care to children (who are called “members”) of other insurance plans by entering into single case agreements with those insurance companies.
Concerns About Out-of-State Placements
Recently, a question our admissions staff have begun to hear more often is, “My Healthy Louisiana plan wants to place my child in another state but I do not want my child placed out of state. What can I do?”
The Louisiana Department of Health, which created and manages Healthy Louisiana, provides helpful information for you.
You may say, “no”, and you may change your health plan. According to the Louisiana Department of Health: “You can change Plans for certain reasons, such as, if your Plan changes services that you need, or if you cannot get certain care that you need. Call Healthy Louisiana and ask for a transfer form.”
The phone number for Health Louisiana is 1-855-229-6848. According to the Louisiana Department of Health, you may “call any day or time and use our automated phone system to choose, change Health Plans, or get answers to common questions about Healthy Louisiana.”