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.
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?
Contact the Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services. You may print a Medicaid application on the division's site and submit the completed signed application to your local DFCS office by mail, fax or email.
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.