Healthcare Access

Healthcare Access

About 1 in 10 Americans do not have health insurance coverage. This severely limits a significant part of the population from receiving comprehensive health services such as prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease. Adequate healthcare access also refers to the ease and affordability of obtaining health care services. Listed below, community health workers, health justice advocates, and health policy researchers will find resources and organizations looking to expand access to healthcare through areas like transportation, insurance assistance, and other sociocultural efforts.

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Legislative Committees

House Committee on Health and Human Services

This committee is responsible for
legislation that affects the conditions of safety regulations and social services for the citizens of Georgia. This committee also addresses the legal areas surrounding medical professionals and medicinal provisions.

Senate Committee on Health and Human Services

This committee has general
jurisdiction over legislation relating to healthcare and social services.
This committee also addresses areas related to the licensing and regulation of healthcare professionals.

View Healthcare Access Organizations:

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National

Bright Pink
Provides grants to support breast and ovarian health initiatives, educates women on breast/ovarian health basics through in-person workshops, offers support programs, and develops personalized prevention plans.


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Coverage
Helps people pay for their health conditions, including chronic conditions.


Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Improves the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary cancer by providing expert-reviewed information to help people make informed medical decisions and championing policies, better treatment, and prevention options.


Health Policy Network
Educates on health policy, substance use disorder, and drug policy. Also provides recommendations to decision-makers, initiates research, and connects academic researchers, educators, public health professionals and healthcare practitioners to collaborate on public health research and policy analysis.


Kroger – The Little Clinic
Offers physicals, everyday vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines, virtual visits, visits to determine why the consumer isn’t feeling well, travel vaccines, and other healthcare services.


MinuteClinic – Walk-in Clinics in Georgia at CVS
MinuteClinic offers affordable and convenient healthcare services

National Consumer Law Center
Helps consumers, their advocates, and policymakers through consumer law treatises, practice aids, and primary sources.


Patient Advocate Foundation
Works to be an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters related to their diagnosis. They provide free one-on-one case management and live chat services for patients or caregivers with a debilitating, chronic, or life-threatening disease.


Walmart Care Clinics
Provides primary care, dental, counseling, labs, imaging, health screening, optometry, hearing, fitness and nutrition, and health insurance education and enrollment.

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Statewide

Department of Health – Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
Offers breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic services, and referral to treatment to uninsured women residing in Georgia under 200 percent of the federal poverty level, plus rarely/never-screened women.


Department of Human Services
Delivers a wide range of human services designed to promote self-sufficiency, safety, and well-being for all Georgians.


Georgians for a Healthy Future
Partners with advocates, community organizations, and consumers to build and mobilize a unified voice, vision, and leadership to achieve a healthy future for all Georgians.

Georgia Health Policy Center
Implements research, policy, and programs. Works with public and private organizations at the national, state, and local levels to positively impact community health.


Georgia School Based Health Care (SBHCs)
Helps give children and their parents easy-to-access healthcare.


Georgia Watch
Seeks to ensure and expand access to safe, quality, affordable healthcare for all Georgians through consumer empowerment, policy development, and advocacy.

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Metro Atlanta

Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI)
Driving a movement that unites community perspective with institutional action to accelerate health improvement.


Healing Community Center
Provides diagnosis and treatment at their centers across Atlanta. It also provides oral health.

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Coastal Georgia

Diversity Healthcare
Provides primary, preventative, and mental health care services to the residents of its service area with a particular focus on the uninsured and underserved residents.

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Healthcare Access Resources

American Cancer Society

Colorectal Cancer

Genetics and Cancer

Programs and Resources to Help with Cancer-related Expenses


Arthritis Foundation
Paying for Care Resources


Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI)
Health Disparities by the Numbers: Fulton and DeKalb County by Race/Ethnicity


Benefits Explorer
Free Clinics in Paulding County, Georgia


Building Clean
Possible Hazards by Type of Sealant


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer


Consumers Union
Surprise Medical Bills: Resources


Emory University School of Medicine & Emory Glenn Family Breast Cancer Winship Cancer Institute
Breast Cancer Genetics Referral Screening Tool (B-RST)


Families USA
Surprise Medical Bills

Fifth Season Financial Funds for Living
Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients in Georgia


Georgia Core
Breast & Ovarian Cancer Genetics Referral Screening App

Financial Assistance Resources


Georgia Watch
Accessing Affordable Healthcare: A Guide for the Uninsured

Georgia Consumer Guide for Medical Bills and Debt

Georgia Hospital Primer

Handling Medical Bills: Know Your Rights

Healthcare affordability in Georgia

Healthcare Affordability Primer

Hospitals and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Language Access at Hospitals

Medical Bills: Find Help

Medical Loss Ratio Rules: Ensuring Value for Georgia’s Health Care Consumers

Metropolitan Atlanta Hospital Accountability Project

Patient Safety Primer

Resources: Handling Medical Bills and Debt


Georgia Wealth Partners
How to Plan Long-Term Care Before You Need It


Georgians for a Healthy Future
Enrollment Toolkit: Your Guide to Health Insurance

Health Insurance Complaints and Appeals

My Health Resource Guide

Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Health Voices: Financial Assistance at Hospitals


National Consumer Law Center
COVID-19 & Consumer Protections

Dealing with Medical Debt: Consumer Advice from NCLC


Patient’s Advocate
Navigating the Insurance Appeals Process


The Leapfrog Group
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade


U.S. Department of Energy
Home Rx: The Health Benefits of Home Performance