Georgia Families PeachCare for Kids®
We’ve served Georgia Families members with PeachCare for Kids® benefits since 2006. With Amerigroup, you get all your Georgia Families benefits, plus extras like Boys & Girls Club memberships and sports physicals.
You want your kids to grow up happy and healthy. We do too! That’s why PeachCare for Kids® members get important care and services like:
- A large network of primary care providers to choose from
- Wellness visits and shots to help keep you healthy
- Vision and dental care
- A full list of prescriptions and low-cost medicines
- Specialty doctor services and hospital stays
- Plus lots of extras!
Visit the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) website to learn more about PeachCare for Kids® and other programs.
Once your copay is paid, you’ll never be billed for a leftover balance. Copays range from 50 cents to $12.50. They are based on the type of service. Please see your member handbook for more information.
With Amerigroup, kids get lots of extra benefits to help them stay active like:
- Free Boys & Girls Club memberships for kids 6–18
- Free Girl Scout membership
Kids also get benefits to help them stay healthy like:
- A dental exam and cleaning every six months
- A vision exam and glasses each year
- Free over-the-counter medicine
- Personal exercise kit
- Free weight-management program for ages 10 and up
- Free round-trip rides to doctor visits
- Supports to keep them healthy after an emergency
- Pest control
- Respite care for caregivers
- Neonatal Intensive Care Graduate Program
- Free flu shots
- Case management services
- Free 24-hour Nurse HelpLine
Different eligibility rules apply to each benefit. Look in your member handbook or call us at 1-800-600-4441 (TTY 711) to learn more.
We work with IngenioRx to get you the medicines you need. We cover a wide range of prescriptions and many over-the-counter medicines.
Visit the Pharmacy page to find a pharmacy near you and check if your medicine is covered.Go to Pharmacy page
PeachCare for Kids® is for uninsured children in Georgia under age 19. To be eligible for PeachCare for Kids®, your family income must be:
- $49,800 or less for a family of three
- $60,024 or less for a family of four
To learn more about PeachCare for Kids®, visit Georgia Families.
To find out more about eligibility, visit COMPASS.
Getting you the right care
The Amerigroup Care Team is made up of health care experts who will help you by:
- Working with you to make healthy life choices
- Sharing health tips like how to take care of asthma
- Helping you take control of your health by completing a health risk screening
- Making sure you get the most out of your health plan
- Connecting you to health care programs like disease management
If you’d like a Care Team health care expert to call you:
- Send an email to the Care Team with:
- Your phone number
- The best time to reach you
Or call our:
- Case Management department at 678-587-4758
- Georgia Families 360°℠ Intake Line at 1-855-661-2021*
Everything we talk to you about is private.
*This number is for Georgia Families 360°℠ members only.
How to enroll in disease case management
- Call 1-888-830-4300 (TTY 711) toll free or
- Send an email. Include your:
- Full name
- Amerigroup ID number
- Date of birth
- Phone number
- Condition(s) for which you’d like case management services
Your case manager will call you within five days to let you know you’re enrolled. If you don’t get a call, call 1-888-830-4300 (TTY 711) toll free Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern time. Once you’re enrolled, you can leave private messages for your case manager 24 hours a day.
There are many kinds of specialists. A specialist is a doctor who gives care for a certain illness or part of the body. One kind of specialist is a cardiologist, or heart doctor. Another kind of specialist is an oncologist. An oncologist is a cancer doctor.
Your PCP may send you to a specialist for care. This is called a referral. If your PCP wants you to go to a specialist, he or she may help set up your visit with the specialist.
You don’t have to see your PCP first to go to a women’s health doctor for well-woman checkups. An obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) is a women’s health doctor.
You do not have to see your PCP first to see a behavioral health provider for mental health, alcohol abuse or substance abuse services.
Your member handbook is your go-to guide for health services. It tells you how you can get the most out of your benefits. Read it to find out about:
- Your benefits
- Special programs and services like health education classes, case management and disease management
- Your rights and responsibilities as an Amerigroup member
- How to choose a primary care provider
- How to get help if your doctor’s office is closed
- Recertifying your benefits
- How to reach Amerigroup Member Services if you have questions
The electronic version of your member handbook is searchable. Use "Ctrl + F" to search for keywords. If you’re using a Mac, use "Command + F."
Need your handbook mailed to you?
Call Member Services toll free at 1-800-600-4441 (TTY 711).
A referral is when your primary care provider (PCP) sends you to another provider for care. This care is often from a specialist. As an Amerigroup member, you don’t need a referral to see a provider who’s not your PCP as long as the provider works with your plan.
What is precertification?
Precertification is needed for:
- Inpatient admissions
- Certain behavioral health services like skills training
- Psychological testing
- Certain prescriptions
- Rehabilitation therapies (physical, occupational, respiratory, speech)
- Care from a provider who doesn’t work with your plan
As a member, you don’t make the request. Your PCP, specialist or other provider should send in the request. If your case doesn’t meet the rules for medically needed, we’ll send you a letter. The letter will tell you we could not OK the service and why.
Other benefit details can be found in your member handbook. If you have questions or would like a copy of your member handbook mailed to you, call Member Services at 1-800-600-4441 (TTY 711).