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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.

Louisiana Healthcare Connections covers certain prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs when prescribed by a Louisiana Healthcare Connections provider. The pharmacy program does not cover all drugs. Some require prior authorization. Some drugs have limitations on age, dosage or maximum quantities. These limits make sure your medicines are safe and effective.

The Preferred Drug List (PDL) is the list of drugs covered by Louisiana Healthcare Connections.

Louisiana Healthcare Connections works with providers and pharmacists to ensure that medications used to treat a variety of conditions and diseases are covered. The PDL applies to drugs you receive at retail pharmacies. The Louisiana Healthcare Connections PDL is continually evaluated by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee to promote the appropriate and cost-effective use of medications.

View the Louisiana Medicaid Single PDL (Fee For Service and Managed Care Organizations) (PDF).

You can have your prescriptions filled at a network pharmacy. At the pharmacy, you will need to give the pharmacist your prescription and your Louisiana Healthcare Connections ID Card. If you need help finding a pharmacy near you, call us at 1-866-595-8133 (Hearing Loss: 711).

To find a pharmacy that is in the Louisiana Healthcare Connections network, you can use the Find a Provider tool. Type in your city or zip code. Then click Update. Choose Other and type the name of your pharmacy. You can also select the pharmacy type in the Select Specialty area. Only those pharmacies in the Louisiana Healthcare Connections network are listed. 

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 table below lists copays based on the actual cost of the prescription. 

Prescription Cost Copay
Less than $10.01 $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:

  • Children under the age of 21
  • Pregnant women
  • Family planning supplies
  • Members in the hospital
  • Alaskan Eskimo or American Indian members