Supporting the delivery of safe, accessible, affordable and quality health care services through effective and efficient planning, regulation and oversight
About Healthcare Facility Regulation
Healthcare Facility Regulation (HFR), a division of the Department of Community Health (DCH), is responsible for health care planning, licensing, certification and oversight of various health care facilities and services in Georgia. The division was created in 2009 as a result of the passage of two laws, HB 228 (2009) and SB 433 (2008). These laws transferred functions previously performed by the Office of Regulatory Services to DCH in 2009.
The division is composed of the following:
- Office of Facility Licensure – Manages licensing, certification and oversight for more than 15,000 health care facilities and services.
Looking ahead, HFR will continue to streamline business processes to improve timeliness of complaint investigations and to provide courteous and effective surveys.
Healthcare Facility Regulation makes your health care facility search easier, smarter and more comprehensive. With GaMap2Care,® you can search more than 7,000 licensed health care facilities, including Georgia hospitals, nursing homes, personal care homes, home health services and community living arrangements throughout Georgia.
User-friendly, GaMap2Care combines Google’s geomapping technology with HFR’s expansive health care facility database allows the consumer to take a virtual tour of the location where the licensed facility is operating. This robust tool will help make searching and comparing health care facilities easier and more convenient, allowing consumers to make more informed decisions about health care options.
- Find a Facility – For people with browsers older than IE8, use this system to search for Health Care Facilities by name, city, county, ZIP code or category. Use GaMap2Care with newer browsers including FireFox, Mozilla, Chrome and Safari.
File a Complaint – Our website to file complaints online is unavailable at this time. To file a complaint about a licensed health care facility or service provider, please call 1-800-878-6442. Please leave your contact information for a return call from our staff. You may also fax your complaint to 404-657-5731.
Forms and Applications - Obtain forms and applications for licensure and certification of various categories of health care facilities.
HFR News – Learn about Public Meetings, Public Notices and Rule Changes.
Contact HFR - 404-657-5700