Many individuals receiving care for behavioral health conditions also have physical health conditions that require medical attention, and the inverse is also true. Unfortunately, our physical and behavioral health care systems tend to operate independently, without coordination between them, and gaps in care, inappropriate care, and increased costs can result. As a result of this fact, CarePartners of Georgia is committed to the provision of services whose goal is the improvement of Whole Health.
CarePartners of Georgia Integrative Health Care services are designed to:
- Facilitate timely access to comprehensive services and resources
- Promote continuity of care
- Provide family support and enhance family well-being
- Improve health, developmental, educational, vocational, psychosocial, and functional outcomes,
- Advance the quality, integration, and organization of systems of care for individuals’ with special health care needs and co-occurring behavioral health needs and their families
- Assist individuals and their family members in developing the resources and skills to be able to navigate the health care system.
CarePartners of Georgia provides specific case management services to youth, young adults and adults with behavioral health needs with co-occurring health care needs. These case managers:
- promote family participation and decision making
- promote independence
- provide assistance and needed linkage and referrals for community resources
- provide education and guidance in coordinating health care needs
- For Transitional youth, coordinate transition from pediatric care to adult health care
- assist with identifying respite care resources
- collaborate with an individual’s primary health care providers provide education on managing co-occurring health conditions
Resources for Integrative Health Care
Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH)
Provides links to Medicaid, Peach Care and Georgia Families: Care Management Organizations (CMO’s)
- Medicaid Division, DCH
Georgia Medicaid program provides health care for children, pregnant women and people who are aging, blind and disabled. This site provides information on Medicaid programs, such as the Care Management Organizations (CMO’s), PeachCare (State Children’s Health Insurance Plan, or S-CHIP) and the Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) and waiver programs, including Georgia Pediatric Program (GAPP).
- PeachCare for Kids
Georgia Web Portal- Information for providers including enrollment information, member-specific information, and specific program services information are located here. Handbooks/manuals are updated periodically; therefore links to those references change as updates are made. Links on this website provide access to manuals such as the Policies and Procedures for Diagnostic, Screening and Preventive Services, (DSPS), which includes Medicaid information related to several Child Health Programs (Children 1st program and Children’s Medical Services program), as well as Policies and Procedures for Health Check Services (EPDST). To access the manuals from the home page, click on Provider Information and then on Provider Manuals.
- Needy Meds- federal, state, and local pharmacy assistance programs
- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)
Provides treatment and support services to people with mental illness and addictive diseases; also supports people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities
- The Arc of Georgia- Advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Easter Seals North Georgia (ESNG) high‐quality services to ESNG provides services to children and adults with disabilities. Services may include: medical rehabilitation, respite care/family support program, comprehensive day program for adults and a home for medically fragile children.
- Easter Seals East Georgia (ESEG)
The Champion for Children Program is designed to primarily assist children and families who do not meet the eligibility requirements for the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA)/Katie Beckett Medicaid program. The program will provide direct financial assistance and support services for Georgia's medically fragile and special needs and their families.
- Easter Seals West Georgia (ESWG)
The mission of ESWG is to provide services that enable individuals with disabilities or special needs and their families to achieve their maximum potential. Services include providing assistive technology and soon will be opening Megan’s House for respite care for children two to 17 years of age with disabilities.
- Easter Seals of Southern Georgia (ESSG)
Easter Seals of Southern Georgia assists children, adults and families with disabilities or special needs by offering a variety of programs and services that enable individuals to lead lives of equality, dignity and independence. ESSG operates the only respite home south of Atlanta for medically fragile children.
- disABILITY Link, The Center for Rights & Resources
disABILITY LINK is an organization led by and for people with disabilities and promotes choice and full participation in community life.
- All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD)- AADD assists individuals living with developmental disabilities to live, attend school, work, and socialize in their communities.
- Marcus Autism Center
Georgia Department of Educatin (GaDOE)
- Division for Exceptional Students
- Office of Education Support and Improvement - Title 1:
Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
The purpose of Title 1 is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state assessments.
- Council for Exceptional Children
- Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS)
Provides valuable information for students with disabilities, teachers, families, administrators, and other interested individuals regarding services and supports for students with disabilities.
- Georgia Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Consortium, Georgia State University Center for Leadership Disability
Seeks to create opportunities for students who have historically not had access to post-secondary educational opportunities. Members of the Consortium are committed to providing information and training resources for individuals, families, colleges & universities, and agencies to achieve the goal of inclusive PSE opportunities for all.
- Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth, Kennesaw State University
Community Living and Recreation
Hemophilia of Georgia
Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia