Georgia Medicaid

Information on Georgia Medicaid Program

Georgia Medicaid provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons for Illinois residents.  The purpose of Medicaid in Georgia is to improve the health of people in Georgia who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children..  Medicaid is both funded by the Federal and State cooperative working together.

Primary health services funded through Medicaid are physician, hospital and long term care. Additional medical coverage includes drugs/prescriptions, medical equipment and transportation, family planning, laboratory tests, x-rays and other medical services.

The mission of the program is to improve the health of Georgia residents by:

  • Emphasizing health prevention
  • Promoting continuity of health care
  • Providing a medical home for Medicaid recipients
  • Ensuring that each recipient can receive high quality, comprehensive health care services within the recipient’s community

Do You Qualify for Georgia Medicaid?

To qualify for Medicaid Georgia :

  • you must be a resident of the state of Georgia
  • a US national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien,
  • in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19,
  • blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.


Georgia Medicaid Application Process:

Individuals may apply for Medicaid at any local DFCS office, by mail, telephone, fax, e-mail, or at designated agencies. or visit

Fulton County

Northwest Service Center
1249 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
(404) 206-5600

Gwinnett County

Gwinnett Department of Family and Children Services
446 West Crogan Street
Suite 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-2475
(678) 518-5500
FAX (678) 518-5505

DeKalb County

DeKalb County DFCS
178 Sams Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030-4134
(404) 370-5000
FAX (404) 370-5499

For more information on Georgia Medicaid:

please contact the Health Benefits Hotline at 1-866-211-0950 or 04-730-1200

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