A Message To Our Patients and Community Regarding COVID19:

Visit our Find A Pharmacy page to locate community pharmacies providing COVID testing & vaccinations.

Locally owned independent pharmacies have been your trusted provider for years, ready at hand to help you manage and improve your healthcare. 

 

Our pharmacies remain vigilant during the changing climate brought on by COVID19. Your local independent pharmacies are your source for:

 

  • Trusted advice and counsel on medication, adherence and drug interactions

  • Standard vaccinations and COVID vaccinations

  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications

  • Medical and other supplies that help prevent the spread of infection

 

As coronavirus testing and vaccinations become more widely available, we will continue to work with other local healthcare providers to identify the best care location for anyone concerned about possible exposure.

 

During these confusing times, receiving your medication isn’t something you should worry about. Our pharmacies will continue to deliver as they always have. Our pharmacists remain your most accessible healthcare provider, the one you don’t need to make an appointment to see.  

 

Our pharmacies are here to make sure you and your family stay safe and well under every circumstance. 

 

Your health remains our #1 priority!

 

Randal Johnson

CEO

Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association 

Eligibility Updates

Medicaid HCBS Waiver Recipients Are Eligible to Get the COVID Vaccine

 

New guidance issued this week makes it clear that people living in the community who receive services in their home through the Medicaid HCBS Waivers—as well as their caregivers—are eligible to get the vaccine now. This includes thousands of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as adults under age 70 with physical disabilities and thousands of Direct Care Workers who provide them assistance in their homes.

​​Home care patients and their providers. This includes older and younger people with disabilities over the age 16 who receive community or home-based care and their   providers [emphasis added], as well as clients of home health agencies. 

 

Staff providing community and home-based care to older adults and people with disabilities. This includes staff employed by home care agencies as well as staff who are hired directly by the person with a disability.  Notice the home- based care is no longer limited to “health care.” The program through which staff is directly hired by the person with a disability is called Self-Direction and recipients may refer to Acumen, the fiscal agent who handles payroll.

 

LDH guidance states:  A patient must show proof they are receiving home-based care or receive regular dialysis care. The State has provided people with disabilities a qualification letter from the State Health Officer. Other forms of verification may be acceptable as well, such as the person’s Plan of Care for community and home-based services. 

Employment: Proof of employment such as Employee ID or name tag, paystub, letter from employer, uniform, parking pass or any other ID acceptable to the vaccine provider.

Note: people may refer to these HCBS Medicaid waivers by their names such as the NOW Waiver (New Opportunities Waiver, Supports Waiver, Residential Options Waiver and Community Choices Waiver.)

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