Georgia Assistance Programs

Georgia Drug Card

Website:

www.georgiadrugcard.com

Georgia Drug Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

The program is open to all residents of the state of Georgia.

Phone Number:

(888)-214-7721

Program Description:

Georgia Drug Card is the statewide free prescription assistance program available to all Georgia residents. The program was launched July 2010 to help uninsured and underinsured Georgians afford prescription medication. Residents with insurance can use the program to discount non-covered medications.

The Georgia Drug Card is working with the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG), Georgia Rural Health Association (GRHA), and the Georgia State Medical Association (GSMA) to expand card distribution sites throughout the state. The Georgia Drug Card, which is free to all Georgia residents, provides savings as much as 75% on all medications. The program is completely confidential and all cards are pre-approved and do not expire. The program is accepted at CVS/pharmacy, Kroger, Walmart, Walgreens, Target, Winn Dixie, Rite Aid, along with 56,000 other participating pharmacies nationwide. CVS/pharmacy is the preferred pharmacy for the Georgia Drug Card. Georgians unable to obtain a hard card can visit any CVS/pharmacy and simply ask to have their prescription processed through the "Georgia Drug Card".

With today's rising cost of health care, the Georgia Drug Card is a simple solution to the high cost of prescription medications. Residents can print a free pre-activated card, locate participating pharmacies, and search drug pricing by visiting www.georgiadrugcard.com.

Georgia AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Website:

health.state.ga.us/programs/stdhiv/adap.asp

Georgia AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Must be HIV+ and provide comfirmed HIV status with CD4 and viral load restrictions - CD4 - or Viral load > 55,000 - no insurance coverage for prescriptions - must be a resident of Georgia - must not be eligible for Medicaid - must not be eligible for third party funding.

Phone Number:

(404) 657-3127

Medicaid

Website:

dch.georgia.gov/medicaid

Medicaid

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Different guidelines provide general income criteria that are used in part to determine a person's eligibility for Medicaid programs and services. To become eligible, please visit your local county Department of Family and Children Services Office.

Phone Number:

(404) 651-9361

Peachcare

Website:

www.peachcare.org/

Peachcare

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

U.S. citizens, certain qualified legal residents, refugees or asylees who reside in Georgia. * Age 18 and under (eligible until 19th birthday). * Uninsured. * Family income less than or equal to 235% of the federal poverty level, $43,029 for a family of 3 and $51,818 for a family of 4. Your child may be ineligible if: * Your child is eligible for Medicaid. If your child is eligible for Medicaid, Peachcare for Kids will forward your application to Medicaid and your child will be enrolled. * Your child has access to health insurance through a parent's employment with the State of Georgia, even if the parent has not purchased the State coverage.

Phone Number:

(877) 427-3224

Program Description:

In 1997, Congress created Title XXI of the Social Security Act to provide health care for the growing number of uninsured children in the United States. This legislation provided states with the opportunity to create programs to increase access to affordable health insurance. In Georgia, this program is PeachCare for Kids. PeachCare for Kids began covering children in 1999, providing comprehensive health care to children through the age of 18 who do not qualify for Medicaid and live in households with incomes at or below 235% of the federal poverty level. This means a family of three can earn $43, 029 a year and a family of four can earn $51, 818 a year.

GeorgiaCares

Website:

www.mygeorgiacares.org/

GeorgiaCares

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers

Phone Number:

(866) 552-4464