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Georgia Department of Community Health

Dedicated to providing access to affordable, quality health care, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) oversees the state's Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids®, Planning for Healthy Babies, and Medicaid Waiver programs. It also manages the State Health Benefit Plan and works to improve access to health care in rural and underserved areas.


2 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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What is Medicaid, and who is eligible to receive the benefit?

Supported by state and federal tax money, Medicaid is a health insurance program that pays medical bills for eligible low-income individuals. In general, you should apply for Medicaid if your income is low, and you are either not yet 18 or older than 65, are blind, suffer disabilities, find that you are pregnant, have been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer, or need nursing home care. If you or someone in your family needs health care, you should apply for Medicaid even if you are not sure whether you qualify.

How do I apply for Medicaid?

You may apply online using Georgia Gateway, or you may print a Medicaid application and submit it to your local Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services office.

How do I sign my child up for PeachCare for Kids?

Fill out and submit the application by mail, or call 877-GAPEACH (877-427-3224) for more information.

What is the Community Care Services Program (CCSP)?

The CCSP helps eligible consumers avoid placement in a nursing facility by providing social, health, and support services in their homes and communities. The CCSP is a Medicaid waiver program suitable for individuals who meet financial eligibility requirements, secure a doctor's approval, and are considered at-risk for nursing home placement. CCSP-covered services include adult day health; emergency response services; home-delivered meals; alternative living services; and personal support services such as housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, and caregiver respite. Learn more about these services. In addition, a wide range of non-Medicaid services are available to consumers who may not qualify for the CCSP.