Benefits of Being Our Patient - Access Health Louisiana

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Benefits of Being Our Patient

Discount Pharmacy Drug Program

Being a patient of Access Health Louisiana (AHL) can help you save money each month on your prescription medications.  AHL patients can purchase discounted drugs through the federal 340B program. This program allows uninsured and underinsured patients access to critical medications that would otherwise be cost prohibitive for them to obtain.

AHL is contracted with both big chain and independently owned pharmacies giving patients a wide variety of choices when it comes to getting their prescriptions filled.  Every AHL clinic has at least one partner pharmacy within 5 miles of the clinic, if not much closer.  This means that in many cases, patients can continue getting their prescriptions filled at the pharmacies they are used to going to, without having to go to some place new.

Here is a list of pharmacies where AHL patients can currently save money on their medications:

*contact your clinic for the location nearest you

Patients who prefer to receive their prescriptions by mail can also save money.  We are contracted with three specialty pharmacies including:  Acaria, Avella and Total Life Care.

Information on the 340B program is available at every clinic front desk.  Just ask our staff for a 340B card.  Each card has information that your pharmacy will need to run the claim, as well as a list of eligible pharmacies closest to that clinic.  You can also find out from your provider how much money you’ll save on your medication by utilizing the program.

Transportation Assistance to & from your appointments

Access Health Louisiana (AHL) offers transportation assistance to its patients in need. To find out what transportation benefits are currently being offered, contact your clinic directly.

Same-day Appointments Available

Translation Services during your Appointment

Sign Language Assistance

Bilingual Providers & Staff

Apply for Medicaid & WIC Benefits on site

Diabetes Education classes

(in English & Spanish). Click here to learn more

Sliding fee scale payment

No patient is ever turned away for care due to an inability to pay at any Access Health Louisiana (AHL) clinic.  While we do accept most commercial insurances, Medicaid and Medicare, we also offer payments on a sliding-fee scale.  The sliding-fee scale is based on a patient’s household income and size.  All you need is proof of income (if you are employed) and the number of people living with you.  Proof of income could include:  a most recent pay check, current 1040 tax return, unemployment check stub or worker’s comp check stub.  If you are unemployed but your spouse works, please bring their most recent pay stub.

If you have no income at all, you will be asked to sign a form stating that you don’t have income.  In some instances, patients using the sliding-fee scale can see a provider for as little as $15 plus the wholesale cost of lab fees.  If an uninsured patient qualifies for Medicaid, clinic staff can help the patient apply for benefits right on site.

It’s important to note that you don’t have to be a U.S. citizen to apply for the sliding fee program.  However, you will need to show some form of picture i.d. at the front desk when you check into the clinic.  All information collected remains confidential.

To see if you qualify for discounted rates under the sliding-fee scale, contact your clinic directly or ask the front desk staff upon check-in at your appointment.

Maternal Child Coordinator

Congratulations, you’re having a baby.  Access Health Louisiana’s Maternal Child Coordinator (MCC) is here to help you navigate the road to motherhood.  Our MCC helps new moms set up doctor’s appointments and tracks their progress throughout the pregnancy and delivery.  For patients who need assistance or are Spanish-speaking only, our MCC will accompany them on their visit to one of AHL’s preferred OBGYNs to help bridge the communication barrier.
In additional to coordinating patient’s care, our MCC also helps patients apply for specialized services such as:  WIC, Medicaid, pregnancy classes and even “Bump and Baby” events sponsored by AHL and the Bayou Plans.  “Bump and Baby” events allow new moms to meet Pediatricians and get free health advice, enjoy refreshments and win prizes such as free car seats, diapers and other baby items.
If you’re new to motherhood and need help getting the healthcare you and your baby deserve, call AHL’s Maternal Child Coordination team for an appointment today.

Patient Portal Access

Allows patients to view lab results, communicate with providers & pay your bill