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It’s important to Louisiana Healthcare Connections that our members receive drug therapy that is appropriate, high quality and cost effective. We work hard to ensure you have access to safe and effective medications that are medically proven to help you get healthy and stay healthy.

Prescription Co-Pays

For many members, medications are covered at no cost to you. Some members may need to pay for a small portion of their medications. This is called a “copay.” Louisiana Healthcare Connections pays for the rest of the cost.

The total amount you pay for medicine can’t be more than 5% of your family’s income each month. Once you reach this limit, you won’t have any more copays for the rest of the month. 

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, members of Louisiana Medicaid health plans will not pay a co-pay for covered drugs. When the public health emergency ends, the information about co-pays below will apply.

Prescription Cost Copay
$10.00 or less $0.50
Between $10.01 and $25.00 $1.00
Between $25.01 and $50.00 $2.00
More than $50.01 $3.00

There are no copays for:

  • Emergency services
  • Family planning supplies
  • Certain preventive medications

There are no copays for members who are:

  • Pregnant
  • Children under the age of 21
  • In a long-term care facility
  • In hospice care
  • Native Americans
  • Alaskan Eskimos
  • Home and Community Based Waiver recipients
  • Eligible for Medicaid due to breast or cervical cancer