Medicaid provides eligible individuals access to free and low-cost medical care. You can apply for Medicaid at your local Division of Family & Children Services office.
What You Should Know:
- Medicaid provides support for pregnant women, children, retirees age 65 and older, and people who are legally blind or disabled. Those who need nursing home care or who have breast or cervical cancer may also qualify.
- When you apply for Medicaid, you'll need your Social Security number, proof of Georgia residency, proof of citizenship or qualified alien status, and your most recent pay stubs.
- Medicaid has several programs that can help you or your family. Learn more about these programs.
How do I enroll my children in PeachCare for Kids®?
How do I apply for Medicaid?
You can apply for Medicaid at the following locations:
- County Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) offices
- Social Security Administration offices
- Health departments, some hospitals and nursing homes
- Local Right from the Start Medicaid (RSM) project offices.
What is the difference between Medicaid and Medicare?
Medicaid supports mothers, children, the elderly and people who are legally blind or disabled living in low-income households. Medicare serves people aged 65 and older and those with disabilities. Depending on your financial circumstances, you might qualify for both types of aid.
What are waiver programs, and how can I apply for them?
For both the elderly and those with disabilities, waiver programs provide medical assistance within the comfort of a home- or community-based environment. Health professionals come to you to help you through recovery. Learn more about these programs.
Sources: Department of Community Health & Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services. This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please speak with the agency that is the source of the information.