Program Purpose

Children’s Medical Services is a statewide program that supports children, youth and young adults, from birth to age 21, with special health care needs. CMS provides timely and affordable health care services, and resources, by working with the children’s primary providers and medical specialists for:

• Genetic Counseling
• Inpatient/Outpatient Hospitalization
• Durable Medical Equipment
• Medications and Supplies
• Diagnostic Testing

Children’s Medical Services Brochure – English 
Children’s Medical Services Brochure – Spanish


Eligibility for the program is based on the following:

• Eligible medical condition
• Annual family income
• Georgia residency

Examples of eligible medical conditions include, but are not limited to:

• Asthma, cystic fibrosis, and other lung disorders
• Some hearing disorders
• Neurological and neurosurgery disorders including seizures, benign tumors, hydrocephalus, and others
• Orthopedic and/or neuromuscular disorders including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, scoliosis, clubfeet, congenital or traumatic amputations of limbs, and others
• Visual disorders including cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, and others
• Diabetes and other endocrine and genetic disorders
• Craniofacial anomalies (including cleft lip/palate)
• Congenital cardiac conditions

Services provided in the following counties:

Columbus office: Chattahoochee, Clay, Harris, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, and Talbot

Cordele office: Crisp, Dooly, Macon, Marion, Schley, Sumter, Taylor, and Webster

For more information about eligibility, services provided and enrollment into the program please call:

Children’s Medical Services – Columbus Office
5601 Veterans Parkway – Lower Level
Columbus, Georgia 31904
706-327-0644 or 888-810-4316
Fax: 706-327-1355

Children’s Medical Services – Cordele Office 
Crisp County Health Department
111 East 24th Avenue
Cordele, Georgia 31015
229-276-2343 or 888-810-4315
Fax: 229-276-2717

Additional Resources:

Parent to Parent of Georgia:
Provides services to children and youth with disabilities and their families. Services include an on-line data base of various resources locally, educational training for parents, and parent support program.

Call:  800-229-2038

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia:
Provides services to expectant families. Services include prenatal education and resources to expectant mothers, breastfeeding support and education, and assistance with obtaining health insurance.

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Portal

Help Me Grow Georgia:
Provides healthcare referrals to families with children from birth to eight years old. Referrals include linkages to medical, vision and dental providers, developmental screenings, day care providers, early learning resources, as well as behavioral services.

Call:  888-HLP-GROW  (888-457-4769)  – Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Find Help Georgia:
Provides local resources for individuals and families. Resources include financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, help with childcare costs, job training and other free or low-cost services.

Call:  800-244-5373  Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter:
The official website of the American Academy of Pediatrics for parents on accurate, trusted and up-to-date information on issues regarding infants, children and adolescents.