Routine Circumcision Coverage

Hospital Notice of Medicaid Non-Coverage for Routine Circumcision

In April 2005, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Medicaid program stopped paying for circumcisions in the hospital unless required for a medical condition. Please talk to your physician for advice about circumcisions. Some physicians do this procedure in their office.

If you have a boy and plan to have your baby circumcised at Woman's, you must pay for the procedure. If you pay upon admission (inpatient) or registration (outpatient) you will receive a 20 percent discount off the charge for the circumcision procedure.

Please be aware that the charge to have the procedure performed as an inpatient is significantly less than having it done as an outpatient in our clinic. These fees are for hospital services only, which include the hospital's staff time, equipment and supplies. Your doctor will also charge a fee for doing the procedure.

Please be prepared to pay when you register. Woman's accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards.

If you have questions about Medicaid coverage, please call the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals at 225-922-1542 or 1-800-359-2122.