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HEALTH INSURANCE

The Affordable Care Act requires each person to have health insurance. All Georgia residents must have health insurance or risk paying a fine. Acceptable health insurance includes:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Any private insurance plan you already have
  • Any plan purchased through Marketplace
  • Any plan provided by an employer
  • Any plan for active military or military veterans
  • Any plan for Peace Corps members
  • Any plan offered by universities beginning on or before December 21, 2014

Navigators are trained individuals who are unbiased and help individuals and families find the best plan.
Navigators will help for FREE. Do NOT work with a Navigator that charges money for their services or
works with an insurance company.
Many hospitals and clinics can help patients sign up for insurance.

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PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

Prescription Assistance Plans help uninsured or underinsured individuals and families pay for their prescriptions. With a prescription assistance plan, prescriptions can be free or very cheap. Prescription assistance plans are NOT insurance plans, they only help pay for prescriptions. Many hospitals and clinics provide their own prescription assistance programs.

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EMERGENCY CARE

There are four options for a health emergency:

Call 911 for an ambulance
Call 911 if a life is in danger AND the individual cannot get to the emergency room. Ask for an ambulance.
The emergency room
An emergency room (ER) is a department in a hospital that treats lifethreatening or limb threatening illnesses and injuries. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Appointments are NOT required. ERs are expensive and are a last resort. Ask to apply for financial assistance or a payment plan when at the ER.
An urgent care clinic
An urgent care clinic is not associated with a hospital and can treat non-life and non-limb threatening emergencies. Urgent care clinics will be open more often than primary doctors and are much cheaper than ERs. Appointments are NOT required. Always check the cost and accepted insurance plans with the clinic before using their services.
Primary doctors
Primary doctors provide ongoing care, are where a patient goes for undiagnosed symptoms, and can treat non-life and non-limb threatening emergencies. Primary doctors provide the most comprehensive care and are also usually the cheapest option. Only go to an urgent care clinic or emergency room if a life/limb is in danger OR if your primary doctor’s office is closed or too busy to see you.
When to go to the ER: When to go to an urgent care clinic or primary doctor:
Persistent chest pain Minor burns
A newborn baby with a fever Bug or animal bites or stings
Altered mental status, such as difficulty speaking Minor injuries, such as sprains
Deep cuts that require stitches Ear infections
Broken bones Allergic reactions
Head or eye injuries Cold or flu symptoms
Lose consciousness Sore throat
Cough or vomit blood Immunization
Injure your head Flu shots
Have an injured infant School or work physical check-ups

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HEALTH CLINICS

Free and sliding scale clinics provide medical services to uninsured or underinsured low-income individuals and families. Cost depends on income and insurance level, so these clinics’ fees can vary and sometimes are even free.

Different clinics will ask for different documents so always ask what to bring when making the appointment. Most clinics will ask for:

1. Photo ID
Examples: driver’s license, immigration photo ID, other state-issued photo ID
2. Proof of address
Examples: most recent gas, water, electric or phone bill
3. If you HAVE insurance: Insurance card
If you do NOT HAVE insurance: Proof of income from last 30 days
Examples: most recent pay check, W2 form, unemployment eligibility sheet, current food stamp summary, student financial aid statement

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HEALTH INSURANCE RESOURCES

HealthCare.Gov
Georgia’s website for health insurance information.
www.healthcare.gov

Find Local Navigators
Call or go online to find a list of local approved Navigators. Interpretation services available.
1-800-318-2596
https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/

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PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

Georgia AIDS Drug Assistance Program
A Georgia Department of Health program to help individuals with HIV/AIDS get their prescriptions.
404-657-2700
www.pparx.org/supporters/ViewProgram.php?program_id=504

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Helps individuals and families find prescription assistance programs.
1-888-477-2669
www.pparx.org

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HALAL CLINICS

Al Farooq Mosque Masjid of Atlanta
442 14th Street NW, Atlanta 30318
404-874-7521 ext. 226
http://alfarooqmasjid.org/
Sundays 12pm-2pm; FREE

Masjid Omar Bin Abdul Aziz
955 Harbins Road, Lilburn 30047
770-279-8606
www.masjidomar.org

Majid Al-Momineen
837 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston 30021
404-294-4058
www.masjidalmomineen.com

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SPECIALTY HEALTH SERVICES

Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
School for deaf children.
890 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston 30021
404-296-7101
www.aasdweb.com

Center for the Visually Impaired
Provides trainings and clinics for blind individuals.
739 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta 30308
404-875-9011
www.cviga.org

Friends of Refugees: Embrace Program
Provides education and support services to pregnant refugee and immigrant women.
PO Box 548, Clarkston 30021
404-292-8818
http://friendsofrefugees.com/

GA Council-Hearing Impaired (GACHI)
Provides services to the deaf and hard of hearing. Services include access to public video phones, notary service, assistive listening devices, and a variety of workshops to address different needs.
4151 Memorial Drive, Decatur 30032
(404) 292-5312 (Voice/TTY)
https://www.gachi.org/

Lutheran Services of Georgia: FACES Program
Provides housing, employment, and care services to those with disabilities.
100 Edgewood Ave, Suite 1800, Atlanta 30303
404-875-0201 or 800-351-2066
www.lsga.org

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EMERGENCY ROOM SERVICES

Atlanta Medical Center
303 Parkway Drive NE, Atlanta 30312
404-265-4136
www.atlantamedcenter.com

Children’s at Egleston
For children only.
1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta 30322
404-785-6400
www.choa.org

Children’s at Hugh Spalding
For children only.
35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta 30303
404-785-9650
www.choa.org

Children’s at Scottish Rite
For children only.
1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta 30342
404-785-2273
www.choa.org

Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road, Atlanta 30320
404-712-7100
www.emoryhealthcare.org

Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE, Atlanta 30303
404-616-6200
www.gradyhealth.org

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URGENT CARE AND ALTERNATIVE CLINICS

Minute Clinic
Inside CVS.
2738 N Decatur Road, Decatur 30033
866-389-2727
www.minuteclinic.com
M-F: 8:30am-7:30pm, Sat: 9am-5:30pm,
Sun: 10am-5:30pm

Peachtree Immediate Care
1834 Clairmont Road, Decatur 30033
404-634-4443
http://peachtreemed.net/

Walgreens Healthcare Clinic
5321 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain 30083
404-508-7166
M,T,F: 8am-7:30pm, W&R: 8am-5:30pm,
Sat & Sun: 9:30am-5pm

Piedmont Urgent Care by Well Street
882 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta 30306
770-809-3034
www.wellstreet.com
8am- 8pm every day

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SERVICES BY SPECIALITY

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SERVICES BY SPECIALITY

Services Providers Hours Adult Primary Care Child Primary Care Women/ Pregnancy/ Family Planning Ear/ Nose/ Throat Eyes Teeth Mental Health Diabetes School Screening Immunizations/ Shots Pharmacy Other Notes
Atlanta Medical Center
303 Parkway Drive NE, Atlanta 30312
(See website for more locations)
404-265-4000
www.atlantamedcenter.com
X X X X X Emergency services, Heart, Cancer, Brain, Bones, Senior care, Speech,
Ben Massell Dental Clinic
700 14th Street NW, Atlanta 30318
404-881-1858
www.benmasselldentalclinic.org
X Free
Call to check eligibility & make an appointment Monday mornings
Center for Black Women’s Wellness
477 Windsor Street SW, Suite 309
Atlanta 30312
404-688-9202
http://cbww.org/
X X X X HIV/AIDS, STDs, Chronic disease management, Women’s self sufficiency trainings Call to make an appointment and apply for aid; Men accepted
Center for Pan Asian Community Services
6185 Buford Hwy, Building G, Norcross 30071
770-446-0929
www.cpacscosmo.org/
M-F: 9am-6pm
Sat:9am-1pm
X X X X X X HIV/AIDS, Blood tests, Health education Foreign vaccination record translation; Offers insurance enrollment
Children’s at Egleston
1405 Clifton Road NE,
Atlanta 30329
(See website for more locations)
404-785-5437
www.choa.org/egleston
X Full hospital specializing in children Must apply for sliding scale fees
Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road, Atlanta 30322
(See website for more locations)
404-712-2000
www.emoryhealthcare.org
X X X X X X X X X Full hospital including emergency room Offers sliding scale fees, including for emergency services
Good Samaritan Health Center
1015 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy,
Atlanta 30318
404-523-6571
www.goodsamatlanta.org
M-R:7:45am-4pm
F-Sat:7:45am-12pm
X X X X X X X X X X Heart, Lungs, Feet, Bones, Blood, Stomach, Chronic disease management, Health education Offers sliding scale fees
Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation
5582 Peachtree Road,
Atlanta 30341
404-325-3630
www.lionslighthouse.org
Call for hours X Hearing, Hearing Aids
Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE,
Atlanta 30303
(See website for more locations)
404-616-1000
www.gradyhealth.org
24 hours day, 7 days a week X X X X X X X X X X Heart, Asthma, Burns, Cancer, Surgery Financial assistance provided to DeKalb and Fulton County residents; Must attend counseling to receive assistance
North DeKalb Health Center
3807 Clairmont Road NE, Chamblee 30341
770-454-1144
www.dekalbhealth.net
X X X X X Travel Offers sliding scale fees
Oakhurst Medical Center
5582 Memorial Drive,
Stone Mountain 30083
(See website for more locations)
404-298-8998
http://oakmed.org/
M-R: 8am-7:30pm
F: 8am-5pm
Sat: 10am-2pm
X X X X X X X X X Feet, Allergies, Asthma, Chronic disease management, Health Education Offers sliding scale fees; Interpreters available; Offers insurance enrollment
Physician’s Care Clinic
440 Winn Way, Decatur 30030
404-501-7960
www.physicianscareclinic.org
W & R:6pm-8pm X X X Testing Free
Call to check eligibility and make an appointment
Richardson Health Center
445 Winn Way, Decatur 30030
404-294-3700
www.dekalbhealth.net
M-F:
8:15am-5pm
X X X X X HIV/AIDS, STDs, Travel
Southside Medical Center
1046 Ridge Avenue SW,
Atlanta 30315
(See website for more locations)
404-688-1350
www.southsidemedical.net
M-F: 8am-8pm
Sat: 9am-2pm
X X X X X X X X X X Bones, Feet, Heart, Surgery
St. Joseph’s Mercy Care Services
424 Decatur Street, Atlanta 30312
(See website for more locations)
678-843-8600
www.mercyatlanta.org/
Varies by location X X X X X X X X X HIV/AIDS, STDs, Surgery, Asthma Offers sliding scale fees; Provides case management for those who are homeless or needing mental health support
T.O. Vinson Center/DeKalb Central Health Center
440 Winn Way, Decatur 30030
404-294-3762
www.dekalbhealth.net
X X X X STDs, Travel Offers sliding scale fees; Interpreters available
The Family Health Centers of Georgia
(formerly West End Medical Center)
868 York Avenue SW, Atlanta 30310
404-752-1400
www.wemc.org
M & R: 8am-9pm
T,W, & F: 8am-5pm
X X X X X X X X X Internal, Asthma, Heart, Testing Offers sliding scale fees
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HEALTH SERVICES BY INSURANCE PROVIDER

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SERVICES BY INSURANCE PROVIDER

Service Provider Uninsured Only Uninsured
No Assistance
Uninsured Assistance Medicaid† Medicare PeachCare Private No insurance required Other
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf X
Atlanta Medical Center X X X X X Managed Care
Workers Comp
Medicare Advantage through Aetna, Blue Cross, Coventry, Humana, Prime Health Services, Wellcare, Universal American, United
Ben Massell Dental Clinic X
Center for Black Women’s Wellness X
Center for Pan Asian Community Services X X X X X
Center for the Visually Impaired X X X X
Children’s at Egleston X X X X Call to confirm Children’s AND the doctor are both considered in network by the insurance provider
Emory University Hospital X X X X Champus, Managed Care
GA AIDS Drug Card X
Good Samaritan Health Center X X X X X
Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation X X X
Grady Memorial Hospital X X X X Medicare Advantage,
Minute Clinic X X X X Medicare Advantage, Managed Care
North DeKalb Health Center X X X X X
Oakhurst Medical Center X X X X X Amerigroup, Peach State
Partnership for Prescription Assistance X
Peachtree Immediate Care X X X X Medicare Advantage, Managed Care
Physician’s Care Clinic X
Piedmont Urgent Care by Well Street X X X Medicare Advantage
Richardson Health Center X X X X
Southside Medical Center X X X X X
St. Joseph’s Mercy Care Services X X X X X
T.O. Vinson Center/DeKalb Central Health Center X X X X X Medicare Advantage through United and Cigna
Piedmont Urgent Care by Well Street X X X X X Medicare Advantage
The Family Health Centers of Georgia X X X X X

 

†Most services that accept Medicaid only accept Georgia Medicaid and will not bill out-of-state Medicaid plans.
Patients may request a receipt and apply for a refund on their own.



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