Georgia Pathways to Coverage™

is a new program to help low-income Georgians qualify for Medicaid who otherwise would not be eligible for traditional Medicaid. 

About the Program

Georgia Pathways to Coverage™ is an innovative program that creates a new pathway to Medicaid coverage and healthier communities. As one of Governor Kemp’s key priorities, this program seeks to increase access to affordable healthcare coverage, lower the uninsured rate across Georgia, support members on their journeys to financial independence, and promote members’ transition from Pathways into private coverage. 

This program offers Medicaid coverage to eligible Georgians ages 19-64 who have a household income of up to 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), are not otherwise eligible for traditional Medicaid, and meet the qualifying activities threshold. Qualifying activity requirements will only apply to Pathways and not those who are enrolled in other Georgia Medicaid programs.

Pathways covers many of the same medical services as traditional Medicaid, including:

  • Doctor visits
  • Hospital stays
  • Emergency services
  • Prescriptions
  • Laboratory and x-rays
  • Family planning services
  • Mental health services
  • Preventive and wellness services
  • Chronic disease management services

Pathways does not cover non-emergency medical transportation except for members ages 19-20.

Georgia Pathways Information

To apply for Pathways, go to Applicants may also call the Customer Contact Center at 1-877-423-4746 or 711 for the hearing impaired, visit your local Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) office:, or via mail to your local DFCS office.