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Georgia Medical Services (1)+

  • Children's Medical Services

    The mission of Children's Medical Services (CMS) is to assure that eligible children with chronic health conditions who are residents of the state of Georgia receive specialty medical care. Go to this site for more information. After you reach the site, look on the tool bar on the left hand side of the web page for a list of Children's Medical Services Coordinators near you. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Public Health

Immunization (3)+

  • A Parent's Guide to EPSDT Medicaid Benefits

    The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) service is Medicaid's comprehensive child health program. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Immunization in Georgia

    Through collaboration with public and private providers, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders, work to increase immunization rates for all Georgians and decrease the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Human Resources
  • National Immunization Program

    Welcome to the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program VFC helps families by providing free vaccines to doctors who serve eligible children and is administered at the national level by the CDC through the National Immunization Program. CDC contracts with vaccine manufacturers to buy vaccines at reduced rates. Content Detail

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    Department of Health and Human Services
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    Spanish / Español

Insurance (1)+

  • Insure Kids Now!

    You work hard to provide for your children and want to make sure they grow up strong, smart and healthy. But like many parents whose children don't have health insurance, you worry about taking care of them. Now, you may have one less thing to worry about. Your state, and every state in the nation, has a health insurance program for infants, children and teens. This web site tells you how to get your children enrolled. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    Spanish / Español

Managing Your Healthcare (1)+

  • Families and Health

    As your family grows, you encounter new health care challenges. Here you’ll find articles to help you make the most of your health insurance and obtain the best possible medical care for the whole family. Content Detail

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    National Health Law Program (HealthCareCoach.com)

Medicaid and Medicare (6)+

  • A Parent's Guide to EPSDT Medicaid Benefits

    The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) service is Medicaid's comprehensive child health program. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Do you have a Katie Beckett Medicaid Appeal pending? What to do...

    The medicaid agency is beginning to process Katie Beckett appeals that have been pending. Some appeals have been referred to private attorneys to represent the agency in the appeals. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Medicaid Program

    The Medicaid Program provides medical benefits to low-income people who have no medical insurance or have inadequate medical insurance. The Federal government establishes general guidelines for the administration of Medicaid benefits. However, specific eligibility requirements to receive Medicaid benefits, as well as the type and scope of services provided, are determined by each individual State. Thus, a person who is eligible for Medicaid in one State may not qualify in another State. You must check with the Medicaid office in the state you live in to confirm your eligibility to receive benefits. Content Detail

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    GovBenefits.gov
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    Spanish / Español
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

    Information on applying for the Medicare prescription drug benefit Content Detail

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    Medicare.gov
  • Protect your Medicaid rights - Ask for a fair hearing

    This document explains your rights if you have problems with Medicaid, including: (1) the right to receive a written notice when the state plans to cut off your Medicaid, deny you services, or take any other action that is unfavorable to you, (2) the right to 10 days notice before the state cuts off your Medicaid (in almost all cases), and (3) the right to a fair hearing if you disagree with a decision the state makes, you have the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing is a chance to get state officials to change their decision about your case. Content Detail

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • What is Medicaid and Who Is it For?

    Medicaid is a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for low-income and needy people. It covers children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled and other people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. This web site provides basic information and answers to frequently asked questions about Medicaid. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration

Other Public Benefits and Programs (2)+

  • Are You Eligible for Any Government Benefits?

    Enter information into this website and it will give you a report on benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

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    GovBenefits, A Partnership of Federal Agencies and Organizations
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    Spanish / Español
  • Infant and Child Health Program

    The mission of the Infant and Child Health Program is to provide leadership and resources to communities in the development of a comprehensive system of care designed to improve the health and well being of infants and children and their families. These web pages contain information on an array of programs to improve the health of infants and children. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Public Health

Paying for Nursing Home Care (1)+

  • Protect your Medicaid rights - Ask for a fair hearing

    This document explains your rights if you have problems with Medicaid, including: (1) the right to receive a written notice when the state plans to cut off your Medicaid, deny you services, or take any other action that is unfavorable to you, (2) the right to 10 days notice before the state cuts off your Medicaid (in almost all cases), and (3) the right to a fair hearing if you disagree with a decision the state makes, you have the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing is a chance to get state officials to change their decision about your case. Content Detail

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文

Know Your Rights Articles (6)+

  • Are You Eligible for Any Government Benefits?

    Enter information into this website and it will give you a report on benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

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    GovBenefits, A Partnership of Federal Agencies and Organizations
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    Spanish / Español
  • DíadelaMujerLatina

    The mission of Día de la Mujer Latina, Inc. is to promote health awareness to the under served Latino community by providing an ethnic-specific education; a culturally appropriate setting for early detection screening and prevention care; and resource information for follow-up services. Content Detail

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    DíadelaMujerLatina.org
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    Spanish / Español
  • Georgia Common Point of Access to Social Services

    COMPASS is a quick and easy way for people in Georgia to get answers to questions about health and human services. Content Detail

  • Power of Attorney for the Care of a Minor Child

    This power of attorney gives a grandparent the powers to care for a minor child, including the power to enroll the child in school, and to obtain medical care and housing for the minor child. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • United Way of Central Georgia

    There are many services and resources that are available to you in your community. United Way 2-1-1 provides you with the information that you need and helps you find the right service for your specific need. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained referral specialist who will help you locate programs and services in your area. The service is free, and provides confidential information for Central Georgians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are equipped to serve the hearing impaired and can accommodate most language Content Detail

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    United Way
  • United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta 211 Database

    Links to assistance programs helping people with disabilities, homeless, substance abuse, basic resources such as housing and food assistance in the Metropolitan Atlanta area. Content Detail