DHH announces medicaid expansion program in Southwest Louisiana - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

DHH announces medicaid expansion program in Southwest Louisiana

Medicaid (Source: Google) Medicaid (Source: Google)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

DHH held a news conference about the medicaid expansion program at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 12 at the Southwest Louisiana Center for Health Services in Lake Charles.

In January, Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order to begin the process of expanding Medicaid to approximately 375,000 Louisiana residents who do not qualify for Medicaid coverage but cannot afford insurance on the open market.

By receiving Medicaid coverage through the expansion, these Louisiana residents will be able to get regular preventive and primary care that best promotes health and wellness, said Randy Hayden, spokesperson for DHH.

Enrollment begins June 1 and coverage begins July 1. Below are the sign up locations around Southwest Louisiana:

Allen Parish

  • Allen Parish Council on Aging, 602 East 5th Avenue, Oakdale, 318-335-3195
  • Allen Behavioral Health Clinic, 402 Industrial Drive, Oberlin, 337-639-3001
  • Allen Parish Hospital, 108 6th Avenue, Kinder, 337-738-2527

Beauregard Parish

  • Beauregard Parish Health Unit, 216 Evangeline Street, DeRidder, 337-463-4486
  • Beauregard/Vernon Crisis Pregnancy Center, 420 McMahon, DeRidder, 337-460-9500

Calcasieu Parish

  • Calcasieu Parish Health Unit, 3236 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles, 337-478-6020
  • Calcasieu Council on Aging, 3950 Highway 14, Lake Charles, 337-474-2583
  • Christus St. Patrick Hospital, 524 South Ryan Street, Lake Charles, 337-491-7796
  • Lake Area Medical Center, 4200 Nelson Road, Lake Charles, 337-474-6370
  • Lake Charles Behavioral Health Clinic, 4105 Kirkman Road, Lake Charles, 337-475-8022
  • Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, 1701 Oak Park Boulevard, Lake Charles, 337-494-3123
  • Moss Memorial Health Clinic, 1000 Walters Street, Lake Charles, 337-480-8100
  • Lake Charles Memorial Business Office, 3050 Aster Street, Lake Charles, 337-494-6458
  • Mossville Truth Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, 1400 Gerstner Memorial Drive, Lake Charles, 337-721-8100
  • Southwest Louisiana Center for Health Service, 2000 Opelousas Street, Lake Charles, 337-439-9983
  • West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, 701 East Cypress Street, Sulphur, 337-527-7034
  • West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (Satellite Office), 1200 Stelly Lane, Sulphur, 337-528-4714
  • Southwest Louisiana AHEC, 196 Williamsburg Street, Lake Charles, 337-478-4822

Jefferson Davis Parish

  • Jefferson Davis Parish Health Unit, 403 Baker Street, Jennings, 337-824-8784
  • Jennings American Legion Hospital, 1634 Elton Road, Jennings, 337-616-7000


For more information on eligibility and enrollment options, visit the state website at Healthy.LA.gov.

Copyright 2016 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: West Nile virus

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: West Nile virus

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:38 AM EDT2017-08-17 10:38:05 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>
  • 10-year-old from Sulphur saved mom and brother's life

    10-year-old from Sulphur saved mom and brother's life

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:36 AM EDT2017-08-17 10:36:54 GMT
    Jayden Fontenot (Source: KPLC)Jayden Fontenot (Source: KPLC)

    Jayden Fontenot, a 10-year-old from Sulphur became a hero last Friday when his mother, Ashly Moreau went into labor with his baby brother at just 34 weeks. 

    More >>

    Jayden Fontenot, a 10-year-old from Sulphur became a hero last Friday when his mother, Ashly Moreau went into labor with his baby brother at just 34 weeks. 

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Lower rain chances for today, leading to hot temperatures this afternoon!

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Lower rain chances for today, leading to hot temperatures this afternoon!

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:06 AM EDT2017-08-17 08:06:13 GMT
    Heat Advisory Issued from 9:00 am to 7:00 pmHeat Advisory Issued from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

    We will start today with mostly clear skies. A few clouds will build up this afternoon with the possibility of a few very isolated showers. Rain chances are only up to 20% for the day. With the low coverage of rain and clouds, we will have hot temperatures reaching the mid 90s this afternoon. We are under a heat advisory from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm. Overnight, we will have mostly clear skies with temperatures in the upper 70s. 

    More >>

    We will start today with mostly clear skies. A few clouds will build up this afternoon with the possibility of a few very isolated showers. Rain chances are only up to 20% for the day. With the low coverage of rain and clouds, we will have hot temperatures reaching the mid 90s this afternoon. We are under a heat advisory from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm. Overnight, we will have mostly clear skies with temperatures in the upper 70s. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly