What medical services does Medicaid cover?
The Georgia Medicaid program pays for many medical services to keep you healthy and to treat you when you are sick. The major services are:
- Doctor visits
- Inpatient and outpatient hospital care
- Lab tests
- Home health care
- Hospice care
- Medical equipment and supplies
- Non emergency medical transportation services
- Dental care (up to age 21)
- Covered services for the Georgia Medicaid are listed on the Medicaid Benefits page.
How long will my Medicaid benefits remain active?Medicaid is based on month to month eligibility. However, your benefits are reevaluated on a yearly basis for aged, blind, disabled Medicaid and every twelve months for family Medicaid by DFCS to confirm whether you still remain eligible for the program you have. You will receive a notice when it is time to renew your Medicaid benefits. You may complete your renewal online at www.gateway.ga.gov. If you do not have access to a computer, call the DFCS Contact Center at 877-423-4746 to have a review form mailed to you.
When receiving Medicaid benefits, what changes should my household report?It is extremely important that you report changes so that your household receives the correct benefits. Medicaid programs require you to report changes in your situation within 10 days of the change. You must report things like moving to a new address, new income, starting or leaving a job, people moving in or out of your home, medical deductions, purchase of vehicles,, Social Security or other programs. You may report the information to DFCS by calling, writing a letter or online at www.gateway.ga.gov