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Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana


TTY: 1-866-428-7588
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Our name, AmeriHealth Caritas, stands for care. As a mission-based organization, we put care at the heart of our work.

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Care management programs

All of the health plans have special programs to help members with chronic illness such as asthma, congestive heart failure, diabetes, hepatitis C, HIV, obesity and sickle cell anemia. They also have programs for pregnant women with a high risk of problems during pregnancy and delivery. If they do not have a program in place that fits your needs, they will work with you to create one.

Adult vision (21+)

Eye exam (No co-pay)
$100 toward glasses or contacts (once a year)

Adult dental (21+)

Dental exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions and x-rays with in-network providers, up to $500 per year.*

Adult pain management

Eligible members can work with a case manager in our Living Beyond Pain program to access covered pain management services.*

Community programs

All Health Plans offer sponsorships and/or mini-grants for community organizations and members in need.*

Gym memberships and swim lessons for qualified members*

Rewards for healthy living

All of the Health Plans offer rewards for healthy behaviors. Unless otherwise noted rewards are: available once a year per member; in the form of a reward debit card or gift card.

Child well visits

$15 for 6 well visits from birth to 15 months.
$15 for annual well visits (ages 2-11)
$25 for annual well visits (ages 12-20)

Adult well visit (21+)

$20 for annual well visits, members 21+

Wellness screenings

$10 for breast cancer screening, women, 50-74
$10 for cervical cancer screening, women 21 - 64

Diabetic screening

$10 for each: dilated eye exam, kidney screening and A1C blood test for members diagnosed with diabetes.

Other rewards

$10 for completed health assessment, available at Walmart pharmacy kiosk
$10 for ADHD new medication follow-up visit within 30 days (ages 6 – 12)
$10 for follow-up assessment after behavioral health hospitalization, limit 3 per year*
for a flu shot

Pregnancy reward program

Bright Start® 

Prenatal exams

$50 for prenatal visit in your first 6 weeks of pregnancy

Postpartum exam

$50 for a postpartum visit

Other pregnancy rewards

$25 for completing a Notice of Pregnancy form in your first trimester

Extra Pregnancy Benefits

No extra services.


All health plans cover newborn male circumcision.  Check with the individual plan to find out more about their rules for getting this service. 

Asthma benefits

Electronic notebook (e-tablet) for eligible members to help manage their asthma, includes an emergency medication tracker.*

Help to Stop Smoking

All health plans cover coaching and medications (with a prescription) to help members stop smoking.* 

Other Benefits

Mission GED: Two programs to aid your educational goals. Reading/learning assistance service and a voucher to pay for the cost of taking the GED exam.*
Care Meals: Home delivered meals post discharge for eligible members.*
Pathways to Work life skills program*

Adult weight management

Every Calorie Counts: Members in the program get two visits with a registered dietician each year and a gym membership.*

Pediatric weight management program

Every Calorie Counts: Members in the program get two visits with a registered dietician each year, a gym membership and up to 8 swim lessons.

Pharmacy copays

There are no copays for children, pregnant women, family planning supplies, members in the hospital, members of a home and community based waiver, women who have Medicaid due to breast or cervical cancer, members getting hospice services, Native American or Alaska Native members.  For others, if the medicine is: 
$10 or less = $0.50 copay
$10.01 - $25 = $1 copay
$25.01 - $50 = $2 copay
Over $50 = $3 copay

Rides to appointments

All health plans will set up a ride for members who don’t have a way to get to medical appointments. Stop at the pharmacy after your appointment to get medications.

Over the counter (OTC) medications

Available with a prescription and co-pay.

Extra medication supply for school

Asthma inhaler
Diabetes testing meter

Adult vaccinations

All health plans cover all recommended vaccinations, including: for HPV (human papilloma virus), pneumonia, the flu (influenza), chicken pox, shingles, meningitis, DTAP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and hepatitis A and B.

Cell phone

BONUS: 500 Safelink minutes your first 4 months and then 100 extra minutes each month.

Texting and social media programs

Text4Baby, Text4Kids, Text4Health

Access to health information online

No extra services.

Mobile apps

Free download for members in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

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AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana Mobile App 

  • View ID Card
  • Get directions to appointments
  • Find a new doctor or specialist
  • Keep list of medications
  • View additional providers on members’ care management team 
  • Ability for members to send inquires directly to AmerihealthCaritas Louisiana
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana Bright Start® Mobile App for pregnant moms 
Member access to community services

AmeriHealth Caritas Community and Advocacy Services Link, which gives information to members to help find free or low-cost physical health and behavioral health services in their area. 
AmeriHealth Caritas Community Education Team visits local communities, schools and homes of members to provide assistance in accessing their health care services, resources, and much more. 

Community health outreach
  • Back-to-school supply drives
  • Diaper drives
  • Health fairs
  • Bright Start/Community baby showers
  • Health educators
  • Food drives
  • Provider education
  • Healthy Hoops basketball events
  • On the Move community events

*Please contact the Health Plan for eligibility requirements and details for this benefit.