North Central Health District


Children’s Medical Services


Specialty Medical & Health Care Services for
Eligible Children with Chronic Medical Conditions

Children’s Medical Services is a Georgia Department of Public Health program that provides family-centered, culturally and linguistically competent, and community-based services.

How We Help

The CMS program promotes healthy growth and development, helps to prevent further complications often related to chronic medical conditions and coordinates comprehensive care.

While working with the child’s primary care provider, CMS may provide or arrange for:

  • Medical/diagnostic testing
  • Specialty medical care, treatment, medications and supplies
  • Genetic counseling
  • Referrals to community resources

Eligibility Requirements

CMS services are available to children and youth from birth up until age 21, who live in Georgia, have an eligible medical condition and meet CMS income requirements. Eligible medical conditions include:

  • Burns, cardiac, chronic lung (including asthma and cystic fibrosis)
  • Orthopedic and neuromuscular (including cerebral palsy, scoliosis and amputations), diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal disorders, hearing loss
  • Spina bifida, neurological and neurosurgical disorders (including epilepsy and hydrocephalus), and conditions affecting vision (cataracts, glaucoma, amblyopia and strabismus)

If you or your child meet these requirements and you live in Baldwin, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Macon-Bibb, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington or Wilkinson counties, request a free child health screening today!

Refer a Child to Children’s Medical Services

Anyone can make a referral for any child up to age five to receive a free health or developmental screening. Submit a referral now!

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