Georgia: Health & Disability Programs

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)
DBHDD provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases, and support to people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities, serving people of all ages with the most severe and long-term conditions. Included under DBHDD are the divisions of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases; the offices of Provider Services and Hospital Operations; the DUI Intervention Program; and Constituent Services.
Two Peachtree Street, N.W., 22nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 463-8037
Georgia Department of Community Health’s (DCH) Division of Medical Assistance’s Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE)
SOURCE is a State Plan enhanced primary care casemanagement program serving beneficiaries with chronic health conditions, including people with disabilities and frail elderly, to improve their health outcomes by linking primary medical care with home and community-based services.  SOURCE integrates primary medical care with supportive services through case managers who work with members and their primary care physicians; beneficiaries are required to meet eligibility criteria.
2 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 657-7211,2086,31446711_131673936_158125902,00.html
Georgia Department of Community Health’s (DCH) Division of Public Health’s Family Health Branch’s Children and Youth with Special Needs’ Babies Can’t Wait (BCW)
BCW is Georgia’s statewide interagency service delivery system for infants and toddlers (from birth to age three) with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. Early intervention services may include assistive technology, audiology, family training and counseling, medical diagnostic services, certain medical and nursing services, nutrition services, occupational, physical, and speech/language therapies, psychological services, social work, special instruction, vision services, and transportation to services. BCW’s goal is to help reduce the need for special services later in life by helping children with developmental disabilities reach their maximum developmental potential.
2 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 657-2878
Georgia Department of Community Health’s (DCH) Division of Public Health’s Family Health Branch’s Children and Youth with Special Needs’ Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Program
The mission of the CMS Program is to provide a comprehensive system of healthcare for children and youth with eligible chronic medical conditions from birth to twenty-one years of age who meet financial requirements. Medical and surgical treatment services may be available through private providers and may include hospitalization, physician service, surgical service, durable medical equipment, medicines, and supplies for the eligible medical condition(s). Medical eligibility includes: asthma, cystic fibrosis, and other lung disorders; some hearing disorders; neurological  disorders including seizures, benign tumors, and hydrocephalus; orthopedic and/or neuromuscular disorders including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, scoliosis, clubfeet, andcongenital or traumatic amputations of limbs; visual disorders including cataracts, glaucoma, and strabismus; diabetes and other genetic and endocrine disorders; craniofacial anomalies including cleft lip/palate; and congenital cardiac conditions.
Two Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 657-2726

Georgia Department of Community Health’s (DCH) Division of Public Health’s Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs
The mission of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs is to improve the quality of Georgians’ lives by achieving healthy lifestyles, creating healthy environments, and preventing chronic disease, disability, and premature death. These programs strive to reduce disease risks, promote healthy youth development, target unhealthy behaviors, provide access to early detection and treatment services, and improve management of chronic diseases; targeted risk behaviors include inactivity, smoking, unhealthy eating, lack of preventive healthcare, sexual violence, and reducing risky behaviors in youth.  Programs include the Georgia Asthma Control Program and the Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.
Division of Public Health
Two Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 657-6652
Georgia Department of Community Health’s (DCH) Long-Term Care Services (LTC)
LTC services include home and community-based services, as well as services provided in an assisted living or nursing facility; the goal of all services is to improve or maintain a person’s health and maintain the person in the least restrictive setting while ensuring health, safety, and welfare.  Care can range from a few hours per week to around-the-clock care and can be provided in the patient’s home, in the community, or at a nursing facility.  Services are usually paid out of pocket, by private LTC insurance, and by Medicaid in the case of people who become impoverished.  Types of long-term care include: adult day health care center, adult day services, certified home health services, hospice, private duty nursing, nursing facilities, respite care, long-term care, and long-term care insurance.
2 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 656-4507,2094,31446711_121967870,00.html
Georgia Department of Family and Health’s Disability and Mental Health
Included under Disability and Mental Health are the Babies Can’t Wait Program, the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission, COMPASS, Exceptional Students (Georgia Department of Education Office of Curriculum and Instruction’s program designed to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities), Mental Health Services locator service, the Georgia Relay service for the hearing impaired, and libraries for the blind.
Georgia Department of Human Services’ Division of Aging Services (DAS)
DAS administers a statewide system of services for senior citizens, their families and caregivers through the Area Agencies on Aging. Services include care coordination, chore services, emergency response system, friendly visiting, home health (home-delivered services including home delivered meals), homemaker services, personal care assistance/personal support, respite care, skilled nursing services, telephone reassurance, group meals at senior centers, counseling, health promotion and disease prevention, nutrition and wellness education, physical fitness classes, senior recreation, caregiver programs, protecting rights and safety programs, Medicare and insurance answers, aging and disability resource connection, alternative living services, employment for seniors, home modification and repair, and mental health counseling.
Two Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 9385
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
(404) 657-5258
Toll-free: 1-866-55-AGING or 1-866-552-4464
Georgia Department of Labor’s Rehabilitation Services
Rehabilitation Services operates five programs that strive to help people with disabilities become productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment: the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program, Disability Adjudication Services, the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation, the Business Enterprise Program (serves consumers with visual impairments), and Georgia Industries for the Blind.
Suite 510 Sussex Place
148 Andrew Young International Boulevard, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-1751
(404) 232-3910