Louisiana Health Access Program

LA HAP

Posted 7/31/15: LA HAP staff is currently working on applications that were received on 5/18/15 from:
current enrollees whose eligibility end date is 6/30/15

and on Priority applications received
7/17/15

Questions about tracking application status?  Read about our process here.

Stay up to date on all things LA HAP by
reading our Bulletins.

WHAT IS ADAP?

ADAP stands for AIDS Drug Assistance Programs which is a funding source available through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that can be used to provide access to medications for uninsured individuals and assistance with cost shares for insured individuals. Louisiana receives ADAP funds from HRSA and still provides medication and insurance services with these funds.

WHAT IS LA HAP (pronounced "lah-hap")?

LA HAP stands for Louisiana Health Access Program and is the program funded by the ADAP dollars that Louisiana receives from HRSA.  By applying to LA HAP, members may be eligible for assistance with drug and insurance cost.  Assistance is provided through two LA HAP programs know as LDAP and HIP.

         • LDAP stands for LOUISIANA DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM and covers drug costs for uninsured individuals as well as drug copays, coinsurances, & deductibles for insured individuals.

         • HIP stands for the HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM and covers insurance plan premiums as well as non-drug copays, coinsurances, & deductibles for insured individuals.  

LA HAP Structure

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LA HAP STAFF

The staff that make up LA HAP are those individuals at the STD/HIV Program (SHP) who process LA HAP applications.  Previously known as your ADAP Staff we are:

 • Catherine Bauske, Client Services Specialist, 504-568-2450
 • Melody Brown, Client Services Specialist Supervisor, 504-568-7477
 • Alicia Cooke, Capacity Building/Training Specialist, 504-568-7474
 • Alicia Winbush-Gladden, Client Services Specialist, 504-568-8749
 • Jennifer Carlos Gomez, ADAP Coordinator, 504-568-5448
 • Erin Jensen, Client Services Specialist, 504-568-3623
 • Jan Mandani, Client Services Specialist, 504-680-9403
 • Tashel Martin, Client Services Specialist, 504-568-8751
 • Elias Mohr, Client Services Specialist, 504-568-8750
 • Latrice Tulensa, LA HAP Administrative Coordinator, 504-568-8746

HOW DO I ENROLL?

To enroll in LA HAP contact a case manager at your local community based organization (CBO), a social services staff person at the LSU medical center, or LA HAP staff directly at info@lahap.org. You can also complete your own application here.

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

If you have more questions give us a call at 504-568-7474 or send us an email at info@lahap.org.