A Division of the Georgia Department of Community Health

How to Apply?

Applying for Medicaid 

Many groups of people are covered by Medicaid. Even within these groups, though, certain requirements must be met. These may include your age; whether you are pregnant, disabled, blind, or aged; your income and assets, and whether you are a U.S. citizen or a qualified alien. Non-qualified aliens or undocumented immigrants may be eligible for emergency assistance only.

When you apply for Medicaid, the requirements listed above will be taken into account before a decision is made.  If you or someone in your family needs health care, you should apply for Medicaid even if you are not sure whether you qualify or if you have been turned down in the past.

The Georgia Gateway Customer Portal is a website that allows individuals and community based organizations to screen, apply for, and renew a broad range of public service benefits administered by various State agencies in Georgia. Georgia Gateway is a self-service web portal where new and existing customers can apply for, manage, and renew their benefits for up to six programs. In addition to being able to request benefits, customers with a Customer Portal account can also check the status of their application once submitted, view details about their benefits, and report changes. For additional information about applying for Medicaid, click here to visit Right from the Start Medicaid or to apply for Medicaid please visit www.gateway.ga.gov.

Additional information can also be found in the Understanding Medicaid booklet here

Paper applications in English and Spanish can also be found at the bottom of this page.