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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Greater New Orleans Community Health Connection (GNOCHC)

The Greater New Orleans Community Health Connection or GNOCHC (no-kee) program provides no-cost health insurance coverage to uninsured adults ages 19 - 64. Medical services are provided at participating GNOCHC clinics in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines parishes.


If you are now getting Medicaid from the Greater New Orleans Community Health Connection (GNOCHC) your benefits will most likely increase starting July 1, at no cost to you!

Make sure your mailing address with the Department of Health and Hospitals is current, otherwise your coverage could end on July 1,  2016. If you get a letter from Medicaid telling you it is time to renew, you must respond to keep your health benefits. 

Click here to change your address or call 1-888-342-6207

To qualify for GNOCHC, you must be:

  • Age 19 - 64
  • A U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Living in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, or Plaquemines parish
  • Uninsured
  • Not pregnant, and
  • Your income must be below the amounts in the chart
Family Size Gross Monthly Income
1 $958
2 $1,293
3 $1,628
4 $1,963
5 $2,298
6 $2,633
7 $2,968
8 $3,303

What does GNOCHC cover?

  • Primary care
  • Preventative care
  • Immunizations and vaccinations
  • Care coordination
  • Lab work and x-rays
  • Behavioral health for mental health and substance abuse services
  • Some specialty care

When qualified for GNOCHC, you may still be able to get free care at the LSU public hospitals (charity hospitals) or prescriptions from prescription assistance programs.

What does GNOCHC NOT cover?

  • Prescription drugs
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • Emergency room visits
  • Dental care
  • Other services not listed as covered above

For answers to common questions visit the Louisiana Medicaid GNOCHC webpage.

How To Apply

Orleans Regional Medicaid Office
P.O. Box 60840
New Orleans, LA 70160
Fax: 1-866-861-6018

Find a Clinic Near You

Visit the full list of participating health centers. Clinics provide primary care and behavioral health services in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes.

Click on a pin for the clinic's address and phone number. Blue pins offer primary care services. Yellow pins offer behavioral health services.

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Last updated: 5/10/2016 8:52:19 AM

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