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PeachCare for Kids

 

Father and son at computer.PeachCare for Kids is a low-cost health insurance for children. This is the way that Georgia takes care of Georgia’s uninsured kids.

Georgia children through the age of 18, who do not qualify for Medicaid, may qualify for PeachCare. They must be U.S. citizens, certain qualified legal residents, refugees or asylees who reside in Georgia.

There are some income limits for joining, too. The child’s family income must be at, or below 247% of the federal poverty level. This means a family of three can earn $51,336 a year and a family of four can earn $62,004 a year.

 

What are the some of the benefits?

PeachCare for Kids health benefits include:

* Care from a doctor when your child is sick
* Preventive services such as immunizations and regular check-ups
* Specialist care
* Dental care
* Vision care, including vision screenings and eyeglasses
* Hospitalization
* Emergency room services
* Prescription medications
* Mental health care

If you have any questions, call PeachCare for Kids at 1-877-GA-PEACH (877-427-3224) or check out their website. You can also find information about the federal poverty level here.

At Georgia Families, we want to help keep kids healthy, and help you keep your children up-to-date with Health Check visits.

Do you have a topic you’d like us to write about in a blog? Send us an email 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 comment

  1. Majorie Rabelo

    Wonderful stuff posted! Really nice posts. Good work!

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