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Children’s Medical Services

Program Purpose

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

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
HHS Building – 2nd Floor
2100 Comer Avenue Columbus, GA 31902-2299
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.

Web: http://p2pga.org
Special Needs Database: http://p2pga.org/index.php/database
Call: 1-800-229-2038

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

Web: http://hmhbga.org/
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Portal: https://www.resourcehouse.com/hmhb/
Call: 1-800-300-9003

American Academy of Pediatrics – GA 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.

Web: http://www.gaaap.org/