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Information current as of May 23, 2013.
TAKE CHARGE (Family Planning Waiver)

Health and Hospitals, Bureau of Health Services Financing (MEDICAID)

TAKE CHARGE offers Medicaid coverage for family planning waiver services to women ages 19-44 who are Louisiana residents, have an income below 200% of the Federal Poverty level, and do not have health insurance that covers Family Planning services. View the current Federal Poverty Level income guidelines and know whether you qualify.

What does TAKE CHARGE Cover?

The TAKE CHARGE/ Family Planning Waiver program covers services including:

  • Four physical examinations or necessary re-visits each year for services rendered by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant for the purpose of family planning.
  • Laboratory tests for the purpose of family planning
  • Approved medications and supplies (examples: birth control pills, patches, IUDs, diaphragms, etc.)

Primary care services are not covered by the TAKE CHARGE program. When a need for primary care treatment is identified during a family planning waiver visit, the waiver participant will be given information about primary care providers. A list of available primary care service providers is available here. The patient is responsible for all charges associated with primary care services.

Apply Now

Apply for TAKE CHARGE by filling out the online application at the Louisiana Medicaid Online Application Center. If you prefer to submit a paper application, you can download the TAKE CHARGE Application and Instructions, or can download the Renewal Form to reapply for coverage and can mail or fax this to:

Take Charge
P.O. Box 91278
Baton Rouge, LA  70821
Fax: 1.877.523.2987

TAKE CHARGE Application - Spanish

TAKE CHARGE Application - Vietnamese

Can I Talk to Someone about TAKE CHARGE?

For more information on the TAKE CHARGE program, assistance with your application or to see if you qualify for services, please call toll-free 1-888-342-6207.


Contact Information
Take Charge Toll Free Line
( 888 ) 342 - 6207
Physical Address
PO Box 91278
Baton Rouge, LA 70821 - 9278
Mailing Address
PO Box 91278
Baton Rouge, LA 70821 - 9278
Primary Phone Number: ( 888 ) 342 - 6207
Fax Number: ( 877 ) 523 - 2987
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed