Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Common Questions - LaCHIP

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What is LaCHIP?
What medical services are covered by LaCHIP?
How can I find a doctor who accepts LaCHIP?
Can a child who already has health insurance qualify for LaCHIP?
How much will LaCHIP cost me?
Can anyone other than the parents apply for LaCHIP for children in their care?
Is there a waiting period for families who terminate health insurance?
Is an interview required to receive LaCHIP coverage?
Where can I find an application?
Are applications available in languages other than English?
How will I know when a decision has been made on my application?
Will I get a LaCHIP insurance card for my child?
Is there a toll-free LaCHIP telephone number that I can call for help?
When does LaCHIP coverage become effective?
Will children lose their coverage if their family income exceeds the maximum levels?
Will these income levels change?
Can I renew my coverage by phone or mail?
Do I need to renew my coverage even if nothing has changed?
Will I need to send in anything when I am trying to renew coverage?
How do I replace a lost card?