Medicaid is a program that provides health care services to individuals that meet the requirements for income, resources and citizenship. Cooperation with Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Child Support Services is a requirement of receiving certain types of Medicaid.  Individuals may apply for Medicaid at any local DFCS office, by mail or by telephone (1-877-423-4746).

How to Apply for Medicaid:

Step One: Get Prepared

Review the “Medicaid Fact Sheet” and the “What is needed to apply for Medicaid?” documents below. 

Medicaid Fact Sheets

What do I need to apply for Medicaid?

You can also check here to see if you are potentially eligible for benefits here:

Step Two: Complete and submit an application for benefits

  1. Download the application (all 3 must be completed) found here:

English: Form 297, 297A and 297M 

Spanish: Form 297, 297A and 297M 


You can request a paper application by visiting your local DFCS office, or by calling the Customer Contact Center at 877-423-4746 and asking that an application be mailed to you.

An application is considered filed when it has the name of the head of household, address, date and signature of the head of household or another household member, and is received by the Department.

  1. Submit an application by mail or in person to your local Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) office.  You can find a list of contact information for your local county office.

Helpful fact sheets:

How do I use my Medicaid Services?               

Health Insurance Options FAQ's

Health Insurance Options FAQ's - in Espanol

PeachCare for Kids
PeachCare for Kids is a Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) sponsored program that provides comprehensive health care to children through the age of 18 who do not qualify for Medicaid and live in households with incomes at or below 235% of the federal poverty level.

Department of Community Health (DCH)
The Department of Community Health is the lead planning agency for all health issues in the state such as health care policy, purchasing and regulation.