Programs and Services

Sickle Cell Association of South Louisiana (SCASL) provides care coordination and supportive services free of charge to individuals living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD).

CARE COORDINATION

Navigating a chronic illness is challenging and coordination of resources is critical. SCASL employs certified community health workers and sickle cell educators to provide individualized care coordination for persons living with Sickle Cell Disease. In addition, SCASL staff is trained to assist with insurance navigation; finding medical homes; identifying sub-specialty care professionals; and making referrals to educational and social services programs.

INSURANCE NAVIGATION

SCASL assists with insurance navigation to ensure clients maximize their plan benefits.

Private Insurance: SCASL will work with clients to ensure they receive the maximum benefits from their plan.

Medicaid: CHW’s participate in ongoing trainings and updates to provide guidance and understanding on benefits and changes to the Medicaid system,  SCASL is an approved Medicaid Application Center.

Medicare: CHW’s participate in ongoing trainings and updates to provide guidance and understanding on benefits and changes to the Medicare system.

Scholarships

SCASL is now accepting applications for the Aireus J. Taylor Academic Scholarship.
Mrs. Priscilla Smith, grandparent of Aireus J. Taylor established the award in honor of Aireus’ brave fight and courage in living with sickle cell disease. The academic scholarship is for graduating high school students with sickle cell that are planning to attend a college, university, or trade school. Candidates must write a personal essay, not to exceed 500 words, on any aspect of the impact of sickle cell disease on their lives or on society. This scholarship is awarded annually. Click here to apply.