Welcome to the
Louisiana Health Access Program!
LA HAP is taking steps to ensure access to medication and services for its clients throughout the COVID-19 emergency. Click here for more information.
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 premiums and cost shares for insured individuals. Assistance is provided through two LA HAP components known 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, coinsurance, & 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.
Income below 500% of the Federal Poverty Income 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.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
You can find our full Policy & Procedure Manual here. (updated manual expected 7/9/2021.)