Children’s Medical Services is a statewide program that supports children, youth and young adults (birth – 21) with special health care needs and their families. Children’s Medical Services provides assistance to eligible families and young adults with accessing timely and affordable health care services as well as needed resources within their communities.
Children’s Medical Services works with the child and young adult’s primary and specialty medical specialists to provide or coordinate for:
• Genetic Counseling
• Inpatient/Outpatient Hospitalization
• Durable Medical Equipment
• Medications and Supplies
• Diagnostic Testing
Children’s Medical Services Brochure-English and Spanish
Eligibility for the program is based on the following:
• Eligible medical condition
• Annual Family Income
• Live in Georgia
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
Columbus, GA 31904
Children’s Medical Services – Cordele Office
Crisp County Health Department
111 East 24th Avenue
Cordele, Georgia 31015
Parent to Parent of Georgia:
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Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia:
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Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Portal: https://www.resourcehouse.com/hmhb/
Help Me Grow Georgia:
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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:
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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.