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Georgia Department of Community Health division and office updates relating to COVID-19.
Read for more on State Plan Amendment (SPA) provisions.
Read for some of the frequently asked questions we’ve received.
Prior authorizations extended additional 90 days
Updated guidance from our April 27 message.
CMS approved Georgia’s requests for Appendix K Emergency Preparedness Plans
Clarification regarding telehealth guidance.
CMS approved Georgia’s section 1135 waiver.
The Georgia Department of Community Health SHBP Division has coordinated with our Medical, Pharmacy, and Wellness Administrators to provide SHBP members helpful information on COVID-19. Each of our administrators have updated their SHBP member sites to include information and any enhanced benefits related to COVID-19.
Report showing COVID-19 cases in licensed nursing homes, assisted living communities and personal care homes of 25 beds or more based on data reported by the facilities to DCH. Report is subject to change.
Beginning April 17, 2020, DCH will provide long-term care facility COVID-19 reports on its website under the Latest News section. These reports will be updated weekly by 7:00 p.m. Eastern.
State plans to augment staffing for health care facilities to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
DCH-approved temporary nurse aide training program to address nursing home staffing challenges.
Use this form to upload and submit all Certificate of Need applications and forms.
Important Notice Related to COVID-19 Outbreak
Effective as of March 30, 2020, all Office of Health Planning applications and requests must be submitted electronically through our website. We are no longer accepting in-person filings. If you need to submit a document for which a web form is currently unavailable, please mail your submission to:
Department of Community Health
Office of Health Planning
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 5th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
IMPORTANT NOTICE RELATED TO EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 03.20.20.02
If you have a request to suspend a provision of O.C.G.A. § 31-6-40 pursuant to State of Georgia Executive Order 03.20.20.02, REDUCING REGULATIONS TO ASSIST THE STATE'S RESPONSE TO THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, please complete the form. Link above.
Learn about social distancing, isolation and quarantine, and cleaning and disinfecting your home.
Learn about national statistics and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Learn how you can help your fellow Georgians during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Call for help understanding coronavirus and the response in Georgia.
Your government is open and working for you, but it’s not business as usual. Many state organizations are involved in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and are working on related efforts or have made temporary changes during this serious health emergency. Here’s what you should know about the state’s most-accessed services.