View some of Louisiana Healthcare Connections' benefits below. You can also view more information in our Member Handbook.
Care coordination and disease coaching are part of your health benefits and are provided to you at no cost. Louisiana Healthcare Connections pays for these services. We provide services for many conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, COPD, high-risk pregnancy and many more. Call Member Services at 1-866-595-8133 (Hearing Loss: 711).
Louisiana Healthcare Connections is proud to be working with SafeLink Wireless to offer you this special, federal program. As a Member of our plan, you get all the same benefits of a SafeLink phone, plus unlimited inbound text messages and calls to Louisiana Healthcare Connections member services. There is no added cost for these extras.
How to Enroll:
Your Dental Benefits
Louisiana Healthcare Connections is a health plan for the whole family. And because we believe healthy is a way of life, our members enjoy benefits designed for their total well-being. That includes dental coverage to help make sure you keep a healthy smile!
Members Under Age 21
Members under age 21 still receive dental screenings from their Primary Care Provider (PCP) and have additional dental benefits provided by MCNA. For more information, call MCNA at 1-855-702-6262 (1-800-955-8771), Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or visit their website at http://mcnala.net.
Members Age 21 and Over
Louisiana Healthcare Connections members ages 21 and older will get up to $500 per year in benefits, including:
- Dental exams and cleanings (twice a year)
- Preventive x-rays (once a year)
- One whole mouth set of x-rays (every three years)
- Simple tooth extractions
And you will leave your appointments with a new toothbrush, toothpaste and floss so you can keep your smile healthy at home.
Adult Denture Services
Members who need dentures or denture repairs may qualify for coverage through MCNA Dental. Call MCNA at 1-855-702-6262 (1-800-955-8771) or visit their website at http://mcnala.net for questions about adult denture services.
Where do I get dental services?
Members Under Age 21
Members Age 21 and Over
Preventative care visits are covered by Louisiana Healthcare Connections. This means visiting the doctor for a regular check-up, rather than waiting until you are sick.
Louisiana Healthcare Connections covers an annual physical for adults.
Regular child check-ups are also covered for those under the age of 21. These doctor visits should occur at the below ages. Children also need a blood lead test at 12 and 24 months of age. We cover this. After that, if they are high risk, they need the blood lead test each year age 3 to 6.
- Birth or neonatal exam
- 2 to 4 days for newborns discharged less than 48 hours after delivery
- By 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- Once per year from 2 years old through 20 years old
We are ready to answer your health questions 24 hours a day – every day of the year. How can our nurses help you?
- Answers for your health and prescription questions
- Help finding a doctor, urgent care clinic or pharmacy
- Information about pregnancy and other health conditions
Our nurses have spent lots of time caring for people. Now they are ready to help you. Call 1-866-595-8133 and say "Nurse."
Through our MemberConnections program, we can help you get the support you need. They can talk with you about things like how to choose a doctor, plan benefits and living healthy. They can also connect you to community social service programs. These programs can help you with food, housing and clothing.
Start Smart for Your Baby® is our special program for women who are pregnant and for moms who just had a baby. We’re here to help you take care of yourself and your baby every step of the way. If you are pregnant, please let us know by completing a Notification of Pregnancy form on our secure member portal. Or call Member Services and we’ll help you complete your form over the phone. That’s all you need to do to enroll in Start Smart for Your Baby®. You will receive health information and support by mail and over the phone. You can also search our Health & Wellness section for health tips on pregnancy, postpartum care, breastfeeding and more.
Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
If you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, keep these things in mind:
• Go before you show! Go to the doctor as soon as you think you are pregnant. It is important for you and your baby to see a doctor as early as possible. Then, continue prenatal care throughout your pregnancy. Before you are pregnant, make sure your body is ready by completing your yearly well-woman exam. Find an OB/GYN by using our online search tool.
• Maintain healthy lifestyle habits. This includes exercising, eating balanced and healthy meals and resting for 8-10 hours every night.
• Do not use tobacco, alcohol or drugs while you’re pregnant.
Doctors and health organizations agree that breastfeeding is best. You may already know that breast milk is packed with the perfect mix of nutrients your baby needs. Did you know that it is also more than just food? Breast milk has special ingredients only you can provide, like antibodies, which help protect your baby from illness.
An electric breast pump is a covered benefit for all mothers who choose to breastfeed. Your provider can write you a prescription for your breast pump. You can order your breast pump online at no cost to you through Medline or Nextra Health. Or talk to your OB/GYN about ordering your breast pump.
Are You Pregnant? Tell Us Right Away!
Login to your Louisiana Healthcare Connections account anytime and fill out the Notification of Pregnancy form. Or complete your form over the phone. Just call Member Services at 1-866-595-8133 (hearing loss: 711), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Translation and interpreter services are available at no cost to our members. This includes sign language and real-time oral interpretation.
Louisiana Healthcare Connections has a telephone interpretation line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can help you talk with your doctors and other health care providers when another interpreter is not available. Additionally, we’ll gladly translate any of our member materials into your preferred language upon request. We can also provide things in other formats such as Braille, CD or large print.
To request an interpreter, call us at 1-866-595-8133 (Hearing Loss: 711) and tell us the language you speak. We will make sure an interpreter is on the phone with you when you call your health care provider, or is available at your appointment.
If you need an interpreter for your medical appointment, contact Louisiana Healthcare Connections 24 hours a day, 7 days a week before your appointment. We will arrange for one to be at your appointment.
Louisiana Healthcare Connections has a program that gives our members rewards on a special card for completing healthy behaviors. Each time you complete a specific check-up, screening or wellness visit, a cash reward is added to your individual CentAccount Healthy Rewards card. It works like a debit card so it can be used like cash. Your CentAccount Healthy Rewards card comes with a pre-paid balance that increases automatically for certain healthy habits.
Free Transportation to Appointments
We are here to help you get healthy and stay health. So if you don't have transportation, we will give you a ride to your appointments for Medicaid-covered services. This service is available at no cost to you.
All you have to do is call to schedule a ride at least two days before your appointment! If you are sick or need urgent care, you can even call for a same-day ride. Plus, we can take you by the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions after your appointment.
Louisiana Healthcare Connections covers examinations and treatment of eye conditions. This includes: vision correction and refraction error, regular eyeglasses when they meet a certain minimum strength requirement, medically-necessary specialty eyewear and contact lenses (with prior authorization), and other related services that are medically necessary. Contact lenses are covered if they are the only means of restoring vision.
For members under age 21, covered vision services include:
- regular screening
- corrective and medical services
- up to three pairs of glasses per year
For adult members (age 21 and older), covered vision services include:
- annual eye exam and refraction
- treatment of eye conditions
- one pair of glasses per year