Government health insurance programs Medicaid and PeachCare cover 1.4 million Georgians. But thousands more who qualify for this insurance haven’t signed up for it, including a large number of uninsured children.

Medicaid, jointly financed by the federal and state governments, covers the poor and the disabled. It is based on income and family size. Most Medicaid beneficiaries are children, though it also covers many residents of nursing homes. Here are the eligibility criteria for Medicaid, and where you can get an application form to see whether you or someone else qualifies.

Here are some guidelines to whether you or a child are eligible for Medicaid in Georgia.


Here’s information on where to apply.


PeachCare is a program for children of parents with low-to-middle incomes. Eligibility is also based on income and family size.  PeachCare for Kids 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. This means a family of three can earn $43,029 a year and a family of four can earn $51,818 a year. Here’s information about whether your child or children qualify.


  • Jane

    September 30, 2011 #1 Author

    Our pediatric practice, International Pediatrics/La Clinica del Nino in Norcross gives medical care to a 95% Medicaid/PeachCare population. Given the recent Medicaid payment cutbacks starting October 1 and the implementation of patient copays November 1 gives the news of possible new patients and additional revenue from enrollment in PeachCare exciting! The practice would be more than happy to see those patients.


    • relieved parent

      November 23, 2013 #2 Author

      that is good. my children are on peachcare, and honestly, I did not mind at all when they started implementing patient copays. they are still affordable and allow my kids to go to a doctor when they are sick. I am thankful for Peachcare, because when my daughter didnt have insurance, she was hospitalized for a week and I had an 8000 dollar bill from the hospital that I had no idea how I was going to pay that on my salary. I don’t mind paying into the system one bit if it means my kids can be and stay healthy!!


  • Donald Golding

    July 22, 2012 #3 Author

    A 45 year old mate that is not working qualify for peachcare ins


  • Jessica Alviz

    January 3, 2014 #4 Author

    i am 24 and i’m not working i don’t know if I can qualify for Peachcare


  • Tracye Kelly

    June 20, 2015 #5 Author

    I’m 55 not working taking care of !u 83yr old mom can I qualify for pechcare


  • Autumn Hill

    February 15, 2019 #6 Author

    Does peachcare insurance carry on to college students


    • Andy Miller

      February 24, 2019 #7 Author

      It only covers people 18 and under


      • Laken

        April 7, 2019 #8 Author

        My daughter is 5. I’m a stay at home mom with also a 5 month old little girl and my husband is the only one working. Does my 5 year old qualify for PeachCare?


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