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State of Georgia Health Agencies

The Department of Community Health (DCH) provides access to affordable, quality health care to millions of Georgians, including some of the state's most vulnerable and underserved populations.
The Department of Community Health (DCH)
is responsible for Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids®, the State Health Benefit Plan, Healthcare Facility Regulation and Health Information Technology.


              The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases and assists those with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities.                            The Department of Human Services investigates child and elderly abuse, facilitates adoption and foster parenting, accepts applications for Medicaid, assists single parents in collecting child support, helps senior citizens remain self-sufficient, and runs the Food Stamp, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), and Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) programs.               The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency in preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective.

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases and assists those with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is responsible for Aging Services, Child Support Services, Family and Children Services, and Residential Child Care.

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is responsible for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Maternal and Child Health, Infectious Disease and Immunization, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Emergency Medical Services, Vital Records and the State Public Health Laboratory.