WHAT IS LA HAP?
LA HAP stands for Louisiana Health Access Program, which is the ADAP for the state of Louisiana. ADAP stands for AIDS Drug Assistance Program, a funding source available to every state through the federal 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. Assistance is provided through two LA HAP components know as L-DAP and HIP.
L-DAP stands for LOUISIANA DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM and covers drug costs for uninsured individuals as well as drug copays, coinsurance, & 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.
A SINGLE APPLICATION is used to apply for all services.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Anyone who meets ALL the criteria below can apply for LA HAP.
- HIV diagnosis
- Louisiana residency
- Income below 400% of the Federal Poverty Guideline
- Not eligible for full Medicaid
- In Louisiana, full Medicaid is open to anyone with an income below 138% of the Federal Poverty Guideline who meets U.S. citizenship requirements, is between the ages of 19 and 64, and doesn't already qualify for Medicare.
HOW DO I APPLY?
You can apply for LA HAP by mail or (coming soon) online.
If you need help applying for LA HAP, contact a case manager at your local community based organization (CBO) or clinic.