Health Insurance Programs

Emergency Medical Assistance

Phone: 1.800.809.7276

Persons who are ineligible for Medicaid due to citizenship or other reasons may apply to get assistance in paying bills that were incurred due to a medical emergency.  This includes the cost of labor and delivery.  Emergency medical assistance, however, is no an ongoing coverage plan.  Applicants must apply for this service as each medical hardship is incurred.

To determine whether you qualify for assistance, call the number above to speak to an RSM eligibility specialist.



2 Peachtree Street NW

33rd Floor

Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 1.866.552.4464


GeorgiaCares is a public-private partnership, administered by the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS).  GeorgiaCares is a volunteer-based program that provides free, unbiased and factual information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers with health and drug plans.  GeorgiaCares is the official State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP).


Georgia Families 360

Georgia Families 360 is the state’s managed care program for approximately 27,000 children, youth, and young adults in foster care, children and youth receiving adoption assistance, and select youth involved in the juvenile justice system.







Medicaid is a medical assistance program that helps many people who can’t afford medical care for some or all of their medical bills.  Medicaid is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and pays medical bills with State and Federal tax money.

In order to apply for Medicaid, visit the Putnam County DFCS office or the Putnam County Health Department.  You may also apply online at


PeachCare for Kids (PCK)


PeachCare for Kids is Georgia’s State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) that provides low-cost health care coverage to children up to age 18.  The program is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Health.

There is no premium for a qualifying child under the age of 6; however, the fee for one qualifying child over 6 can range from $10 to $35 per month depending upon family size and income.

When the application is sent in, it is assessed for possible Medicaid eligibility.  If the applicant is potentially eligible for Medicaid, their application will be sent to the RSM Outreach Project for assessment because a person who is eligible for Medicaid is ineligible for PeachCare for Kids.  If the PCK applicant is determined eligible for Medicaid, the RSM specialist will enroll the applicant in Medicaid instead of denying health care coverage altogether.

Apply online at the website listed above.


Right From The Start Medicaid

Phone: 1.800.809.7276


Right from the Start Medicaid (RSM) for pregnant women pays for medical care for pregnant women, including labor and delivery, for up to 60 days after they give birth.  Pregnant women who qualify are entitled to the full-range coverage of Medicaid services.  Services include doctor visits, prescription drugs, and inpatient and outpatient hospital services.

RSM for children pays for medical care for children age 0 and up to 19.  These children may qualify at various income levels depending on age, family size and income.  Children who qualify are entitled to the full-range of Medicaid covered services.  These include doctor visits, health checkups, immunizations, dental and vision care, and prescription drugs.

To see if you qualify or to start the application process, visit the Putnam County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) at the address below:

675 Godfrey Road

Eatonton, GA 31024


Women’s Health Medicaid


Women’s Health Medicaid is a program that pays for cancer treatments for women who have been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer and cannot afford to pay for treatment.

To be eligible for this program, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

Age – Under 65 years old

 Citizenship – Must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted immigrant

Residency – Must be currently residing in Georgia

Diagnosis – Must have breast or cervical cancer.  This may include precancerous conditions of the breast or cervix.

Health Care Coverage – Applicant cannot have health insurance that pays for cancer treatments.  The applicant cannot be currently receiving Medicaid or Medicare.


In apply for the Women’s Health Program, contact the Putnam County Health Department:

117 Putnam Drive

Suite C

Eatonton, GA 31024

Phone: 1.706.485.8591