Georgia Medicaid Programs

Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA)

This program is for individuals who are ineligible for Medicaid due to citizenship or other reasons. It provides assistance in paying bills that were incurred due to a medical emergency.  

Low Income Medicaid (LIM)

Low Income Medicaid (LIM) is a health care program for families with very low income who have children under the age of 19 living in their homes. Non-related caretakers do not qualify for LIM.

Peachcare (SCHIP)

A low cost, health care coverage program for children and teens under age 19. There is no cost for children under age six.

Right from the Start Medicaid (RSM) Children

Right from the Start Medicaid (RSM) for children pays for medical care for children age 0 up to 19. These children may qualify at various income levels depending on age, family size and income.

Right from the Start Medicaid (RSM) Pregnant

Right from the Start Medicaid (RSM) for pregnant women pays for medical care for pregnant women, including labor and delivery, for up to 60 days after they give birth. Pregnant women who qualify are entitled to the full-range coverage of Medicaid services.

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB)

The QMB program covers Medicare Part B premium ($110.50 monthly), Medicare deductible ($1,100.00 for hospitals and $155.00 for doctors), Medicare coinsurance (20%), and pays Medicare Part A  premiums.

Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB)

This program pays the Medicare Part B premium only for some low-income Medicare beneficiaries.

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.