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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Cash assistance for Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids® recipients

Governor Brian P. Kemp recently announced cash assistance of up to $350.

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DCH Enrolling Lactation Consultants as a New Provider Type

The Georgia Department of Community Health is enrolling Lactation Consultants as a new provider type. Lactation Consultants must meet the qualifications outlined in the Georgia Lactation Consultants Practice Act as well as the requirements of the Georgia Medicaid program.

CMS approves Appendix K amendment to NOW and COMP waivers

On August 2, 2022, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Georgia’s request to amend the 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers, Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP) and New Options Waiver (NOW), with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Appendix K to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.