LaCHIP enrollment blitz set

Staff reports

Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program will hold its enrollment blitz for the area Aug. 19-21.

Teams of experienced Medicaid employees and community partners will descend on locations throughout Baton Rouge area parishes to assist families who wish to insure children through LaCHIP.

During the outreach event, team members will be stationed at key locations and travel the parish to distribute applications, help increase awareness and allow face-to-face interaction with families throughout the community to offer them the personal help they need to apply for LaCHIP.

It will be in Ascension, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana and East Feliciana parishes.

LaCHIP covers children until age 19. Part of the federal government’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), LaCHIP pays for physician visits, pharmacy costs, hospital stays and many other medical expenses in a network of providers.

For information on LaCHIP, call 1-877-2LaCHIP (1-877-252-2447) or visit www.lachip.org.