The Mission of Georgia Mountains Health Services, Inc. is to respond to the medical, dental and behavioral health needs of our community by providing professional, compassionate and affordable quality for all.
Georgia Mountains Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center and a FTCA deemed provider of medical, dental, and behavioral health services. Founded in 1984, We currently have offices in Blue Ridge, Chatsworth, Dahlonega, and Ellijay.
Patient Centered Medical Home
The National Association for Quality Care recognized all Georgia Mountains Health medical sites as a Patient Centered Medical Home. This recognition was earned based on meeting high standards in the delivery of care to patients. We are the only practice in our service area receiving this national designation.
Veterans are welcome at our office! We accept Tricare and VA Health Care Benefits. Please call the office for more details. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, CareSource, WellCare, Amerigroup, Peach State, Blue Cross, United Health and many other insurance plans.
All primary health services are available on a sliding fee scale based on family income. Patients who qualify will be entitled to a discount on medical, dental, and behavioral health care. The office receptionist has details for those interested.
We participate in the 340B Drug Assistance Program. Under this program patients without insurance may qualify for discounted medications from one of the 12 local pharmacies in our network.
Your Right to Receive a Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have certain types of health care coverage or who are not using certain types of health care coverage an estimate of their bill for health care items and services before those items or services are provided.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any health care items or services upon request or when scheduling such items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- If you schedule a health care item or service at least 3 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 1 business day after scheduling. If you schedule a health care item or service at least 10 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after scheduling. You can also ask any health care provider or facility for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you do, make sure the health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after you ask.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more for any provider or facility than your Good Faith Estimate from that provider or facility, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate and the bill.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers, email FederalPPDRQuestions@cms.hhs.gov, or call 1-800-985-3059.