Drawing of a doctor visitEligible is a word that’s used in talking about health insurance.

“Who is eligible for Medicaid” means “who qualifies for Medicaid?” To qualify, a person must be in a group that Medicaid covers. The person must also meet the Medicaid income limits. (The law tells what the groups are and what the limit is.)

We at Georgia Families do not decide who qualifies. The Division of Family and Children Services does that. Once they decide, they tell us. Then we can help new Medicaid members choose a health plan. Their health plans will provide all their Medicaid services.

To find out if you qualify for Medicaid, check with your local DFCS office. You can find your local office on the DFCS website. Check it out!

If you qualify, Georgia Families can help you choose the best health plan for you and your family.

If you have any questions, call our call center. You can also find answers on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Did this blog help you understand what eligible means? Let us know! Email us at blog@georgia-families.com. Please know that email is not private. Messages you send can be copied or read by others. If you send us an email, this tells us that you know and accept the risks. You may email us, but please consider calling, faxing, or sending us a letter if you want to send personal health information (PHI). PHI includes a Medicaid ID number, Social Security number and a member’s medical information.


  1. yvette

    Hi, I’m a 35 yr old single mom. I’m also a diabetic person. Do I qualify for any kind of insurance?

    1. GA Moderator

      To find out if you are eligible for Medicaid, please contact your local county Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) office by visiting http://dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov

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