Special to the Journal
ATLANTA – The Georgia Departments of Human Services and Community
Health are pleased to announce the addition of the Medicaid and
PeachCare for Kids® applications to the COMPASS.GA.GOV website.
Georgians will now have a simpler and more accessible application
process for Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids with the inclusion of these
electronic application options on COMPASS.GA.GOV.
In addition to the newly available online Medicaid and PeachCare for
Kids applications, Georgia residents can continue to apply for Food
Stamps (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Child
Care and Parent Services (CAPS) using the single web portal. The
PeachCare for Kids website, www.peachcare.org , will still be available
for members who wish to renew their PeachCare for Kids benefits and pay
any premiums to retain their coverage. PeachCare for Kids members may
also continue to call 1-877-427-3224 to report any changes and ask
questions about the status of their -benefits.
Georgians who are not eligible for Georgia Medicaid or PeachCare for
Kids, but who are seeking potential health insurance options for
themselves or their family should access the Federally Facilitated
Marketplace (FFM). The FFM, or health insurance exchange, can be
accessed online at www.healthcare.gov or by calling 1-800-318-2596 or
Individuals who do not have Internet access or choose not to apply
online can obtain a single paper Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids
application by calling 1-877-423-4746 (for Medicaid) or 1-877-427-3224
(for PeachCare for Kids) to have an application mailed. Applications may
also be obtained from their local county Division of Family and Children
Services office. DFCS county contact information is available at
www.dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov and clicking on the county of residence.