North Central Health District


For Children

Babies Can’t Wait

  Early Intervention/ Babies Can’t Wait is Georgia’s statewide interagency service delivery system for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) was established by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) legislation which guarantees all eligible children, regardless of their disability, access to services… Read More

Children 1st

Children 1st handles all North Central Health District child health referrals to identify children with development, medical, or socio-environmental conditions that place them at risk for poor health or developmental outcomes.  Thus, Children 1st is considered the “single point of entry” to connect with other district child health programs.  Infants, children and families are assessed and… Read More

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

In order to maintain messaging and resource alignment with the national program for newborn hearing screening, the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening Intervention (UNHSI) program has changed its name to Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI). For more information click here. For information on other newborn screenings, click here.

Child Health Referrals

Looking for a referral for a public health program for children? This page has the forms and information you need for child health referrals. Referring Children to Public Health Programs in the North Central Health District Please use this form for child health referrals: Children 1st Screening Referral Fillable Form Please direct all referrals for… Read More

Car Seat Safety

Your local health department can help you access a free or low-cost car seat to help keep your children safe. To qualify for the Car Seat Safety program and to get a free or low-cost car seat, you may be required to: Be a county resident Be the child’s legal guardian Be a recipient of WIC,… Read More

Children’s Medical Services

 What is CMS? Children’s Medical Services (CMS) is a Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) program that provides or arranges  specialty medical/ health care services for eligible children with chronic medical conditions in Georgia. CMS services are family-centered, culturally/linguistically competent and community-based.   Who is Eligible for CMS? Children and youth, birth to age 21… Read More