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Pregnancy / Women’s Health Medicaid

Presumptive Eligibility Medicaid for Pregnant Women and Women’s Health Medicaid

Q. Where do I go to apply for Medicaid?
A. There are several ways to apply for Medicaid and other medical assistance programs:

  • You can find out if you qualify for Medicaid or other medical assistance and social service programs by speaking with a representative at your local DFCS office. Call the DFCS information line at 877-423-4746 to be directed to the appropriate office where someone can help you. For a list of DFCS locations and address, phone, fax numbers in your county click the following link: www.dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov, click on County Offices, next click on Complete List of All County offices.
  • To apply for Medicaid, you can submit a completed signed application online at www.COMPASS.ga.gov, or you may print a Medicaid application and submit the completed signed application at any local DFCS office, in person, by mail, telephone, fax or email. Click on the following links to complete and print your application.

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If you are pregnant or have breast or cervical cancer, you may apply for Presumptive Medicaid at your local county health department. County health departments are designated as a Qualified Provider to enroll eligible applicants in the Medicaid program thru Presumptive Eligibility (PE). This is a temporary coverage prior to a formal determination of eligibility by the local Right from the Start Medicaid (RSM) Project or the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). There are two categories that may be applied for in the health department:

  • Presumptive Eligibility for Women’s Health Medicaid: Any uninsured, low-income woman who has been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer may apply for Presumptive Eligibility Women’s Health Medicaid in their local health department. To learn more about Women’s Health Medicaid, visit: http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/women%E2%80%99s-health-Medicaid
  • Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women: Pregnant women may apply for Presumptive Eligibility Medicaid at their local county health department. To learn more about Medicaid, visit: http://dch.georgia.gov/applying-Medicaid

Medicaid FAQs: https://dch.georgia.gov/medicaid-faqs