Medicaid

As a non-profit health plan we have a responsibility to support health improvement for our members and for underserved people in our service area. We do this by creating and supporting programs that lower financial barriers so that the uninsured and underinsured can gain access to the care they need. One way we help meet community need is by participating in Medicaid. We provide Kaiser Permanente pediatric care to Medicaid and Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) participants through contracts with the four Medicaid care management organizations: Amerigroup, CareSource, WellCare, and Peach State. Click here to learn more.


Bridge Program

The Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program is a charitable health coverage program available in the Georgia Region. It offers low-income, uninsured individuals residing in households at or below 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) access to health care through a subsidized insurance program. This program, available through several Kaiser Permanente of Georgia Community Partners, offers individuals enrolled in training programs, up to 24-months of health coverage with comprehensive benefits and subsidized premiums as long as they continue to meet eligibility requirements, and are not eligible for other health insurance coverage.

To learn more about the program, visit the Kaiser Permanente Bridge Website.


Medical Financial Assistance Program

Having trouble paying for your Kaiser Permanente medical and pharmacy expenses?

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plans, collectively referred to as Kaiser Permanente, are committed to providing programs that facilitate access to care for vulnerable populations. This commitment includes providing financial assistance to qualified low income, uninsured and underinsured patients when the ability to pay for services is a barrier to accessing emergency and medically necessary care. Patients must meet the eligibility requirements below to qualify.

Who is eligible for Financial Assistance and what are the requirements?

The Medical Financial Assistance (MFA) program helps low-income, uninsured, or underinsured patients who need help paying for all or part of their medical care received from Kaiser Permanente. Patients are eligible for financial assistance when their family income is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG). Patients should consult with a counselor to determine eligibility and for assistance applying. Patients who have experienced unusually high medical expenses may be eligible for the program, regardless of household income. Refer to the MFA Policy for a complete description of the program eligibility requirements.

What does the program cover?

The MFA program covers emergency and medically necessary health care services, pharmacy services and products, and medical supplies provided at Kaiser Permanente facilities (i.e. hospitals, medical centers, and medical office buildings), at Kaiser Permanente outpatient pharmacies, or by Kaiser Permanente providers. Services that are not considered emergent or medically necessary as determined by a Kaiser Permanente provider include, but are not limited to cosmetic surgery or services, infertility treatments, retail medical supplies, surrogacy services, and services related to third party liability, or workers' compensation cases. Refer to the MFA Policy for a complete list of eligible and ineligible services.

How can I get program information?

Copies of the MFA policy, application forms, instructions, and plain language summaries (e.g., policy summaries or program brochures) are available to the general public, without charge, from Kaiser Permanente's website, by email, in person, by telephone, or by U.S. postal mail.

Download program information: Electronic copies of program information are available:


Medical Financial Assistance Policy (English)


Program Policy (Spanish)


Program Summary (English)


Program Summary (Spanish)


Program Application (English)


Program Application (Spanish)


Request program information electronically: Electronic copies of program information are available by email upon request. Call 404-949-5112 to request electronic copies. Please be prepared to provide an email address that the information can be sent to when calling.

Request program information by telephone: 404-949-5112, or TTY: 1-800-255-0056. Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Obtain program information in person: Counselors are available at Kaiser Permanente facilities to provide program information and to quickly determine MFA eligibility. Counselors are available at the following medical office buildings to assist patients:


Cascade Medical Center


Panola Medical Center


Crescent Medical Center


Sandy Springs Medical Center


Cumberland Medical Center


Southwood Medical Center


Glenlake Medical Center


Sugar Hill-Buford Medical Center


Gwinnett Medical Center


TownPark Medical Center


Request program information by U.S. postal mail: A patient can request program information by mail. Information requests can be mailed to:

Kaiser Permanente
Attention: Patient Financial Services
Nine Piedmont Center
3495 Piedmont Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305-1736

How do I apply?

A patient can apply for the MFA program, during or following the care received from Kaiser Permanente, in several ways including in person with a counselor, or by submitting a complete paper application.

Apply in person: Counselors are available at many Kaiser Permanente facilities to quickly determine MFA eligibility. Counselors are available at the following Kaiser Permanente medical office buildings to assist patients:


Cascade Medical Center


Panola Medical Center


Crescent Medical Center


Sandy Springs Medical Center


Cumberland Medical Center


Southwood Medical Center


Glenlake Medical Center


Sugar Hill-Buford Medical Center


Gwinnett Medical Center


TownPark Medical Center


Complete and submit a program application: Please mail completed applications (including all required documentation and information specified in the application instructions) to:

Kaiser Permanente
Attention: Patient Financial Services
Nine Piedmont Center
3495 Piedmont Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305-1736

Kaiser Permanente will review submitted applications when they are complete and will determine whether you are eligible according to the Kaiser Permanente Medical Financial Assistance Policy. Incomplete applications may result in a delay in processing or denial of your MFA application, but Kaiser Permanente will notify applicants and provide an opportunity to send in the missing documentation or information, by the required deadline.

Amounts Generally Billed (AGB)

Amounts Generally Billed apply to eligible hospital services rendered at a Kaiser Foundation Hospital only and do not apply to services provided by the Georgia Region.

Is there language assistance?

Interpreters are available to you at no cost. The medical financial assistance application, policy, and the policy summary may be available in your language. For more information, call 1-404-949-5112.

Other beneficial programs and extra resources:

If you don't have health care coverage and would like more information, visit healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.

This may be a hard time for you financially. If you need help paying for needs other than health care, there are community resources and programs that can help. For more information on programs that may save you money, visit myadvocatehelps.com. Examples include:

• Food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
• Local food pantries and community centers
• Transportation assistance

Need Help?

For help or questions about the Medical Financial Assistance application process or other questions, please call 1-404-949-5112, or speak to a Business Office Supervisor within the Patient Business Office.

Q:What is Community Benefit?

Kaiser Permanente of Georgia cares for people – both inside and outside of the exam room. As a non-profit, tax exempt health plan, our idea of health care goes beyond the walls of our medical facilities and into the 33 counties that comprise our Georgia service area.

Community Benefit supports efforts that improve access to care for all – especially the low-income and underserved. We work to benefit the community at-large by addressing issues most affecting residents' health as documented in our Needs Assessment. Community Benefit is more than what we do; it's who we are.