Louisiana Medicaid meets the University’s standards for adequate insurance. This means students with Louisiana Medicaid are eligible to opt out of the Tulane-Sponsored Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP) by receiving an approved waiver request.
Learn more about how to opt out of T-SHIP.
Students with Louisiana Medicaid can use the Health Center for Student Care, uptown or downtown.
The Health Center for Student Care is not a Medicaid provider. We are able to provide healthcare visits and some limited procedures to Louisiana Medicaid recipients at both the Uptown and Downtown locations. If we cannot provide a needed service, a referral coordinator will assist you with finding a provider to meet your needs. Referral coordination is a service we provide to all Tulane students.
The Louisiana Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (LaHIPP) is for individuals who currently have Louisiana Medicaid and are eligible to enroll in a private health insurance plan. It is a private health insurance reimbursement program meaning that the program covers the cost of the private health insurance's premium, deductibles, and copays.
All Tulane students are eligible to enroll in private health insurance through Tulane. Therefore, students who have Louisiana Medicaid meet the criteria to apply for LaHIPP.
Learn more about the program and the application process.
The Tulane Total Health Clinic at the Ruth U. Fertel Tulane Community Health Center is a Tulane-affiliated resource that accepts Medicaid coverage. Please note that this clinic is an entity separate from Tulane Campus Health and is instead part of the Tulane University Medical Group (TUMG). The Tulane Total Health Clinic offers primary care, transgender care, family planning, STI testing, HIV care, and PrEP services. The clinic is located within the area serviced by Tulane TapRide.
Tulane Total Health Clinic
Ruth U. Fertel Tulane Community Center
711 N. Broad Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Visit the Tulane Total Health Clinic online contact form.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services