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Children’s Medical Services


Program Purpose

The purpose of the Children’s Medical Services Program is to provide, coordinate, and/or pay for specialized medical treatment for children and adolescents with a diagnosis of one or more of 200 medically chronic conditions.


Eligibility for the program is based on the following:

  • Type of medical condition
  • Age of child
  • Georgia Resident
  • Annual Family Income

Services Provided

CMS offers an array of services which includes:

  • Long term treatment and therapy
  • Comprehensive physical assessment
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Durable (i.e. wheelchairs and braces) and disposable medical equipment
  • Case management is provided by the CMS nursing staff
  • Physicians at the CMS outpatient clinics evaluate each child’s condition, design a treatment plan and follow-up care

Conditions Treated by CMS

  • Burns – acute care and reconstructive surgery
  • Cardiac condition
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Neurological and neurosurgical disorders including epilepsy, hydrocephalus
  • Orthopedic and/or neuromuscular disorders including cerebral palsy, scoliosis
  • Visual disorders including cataracts, glaucoma, and strabismus

Counties Served

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

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

Contact Us

Children’s Medical Services – Columbus Office
HHS Building – 2nd Floor 2100 Comer Avenue Columbus, GA 31902-2299
Phone: 706-327-0644
Toll Free: 888-810-4316
Fax: 706-327-1355

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