Georgia Department of Community Health

Our Purpose

Shaping the future of a Healthy Georgia by improving access and ensuring quality to strengthen the communities we serve

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The Georgia Department of Community Health serves as the lead agency for Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids®, and oversees the Healthcare Facility Regulation Division, State Health Benefit Plan, and State Office of Rural Health, among other divisions. 

Through effective planning, purchasing and oversight, DCH provides access to affordable, quality health care to millions of Georgians, including some of the state’s most vulnerable and underserved populations.

Caylee Noggle serves as Commissioner of DCH.

Latest News

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State Directed Payment Programs Renewed for State Fiscal Year 2023

Georgia’s PDPP and HDPP will continue to provide increased Medicaid funding for eligible physicians and public hospitals.

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Medicaid, PCK Postpartum Medical Services Extended

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved two Georgia State Plan Amendments, extending postpartum medical services to 12 months for low-income pregnant individuals enrolled in Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids®, respectively.

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HCBS Rate Study: Statewide Cost Report Webinar

The Department of Community Health invites providers and agencies for the Georgia Elderly & Disabled Waiver Program (EDWP) and Independent Care Waiver Program (ICWP) to submit information requested in a newly developed cost reporting tool. Submissions will be used as part of a rate study for Home and Community-Based Services.