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ELIGIBILITY

The following criteria must be met for eligibility to the Children’s Medical Services Program:
  • Resident of Georgia
  • Under 21 years of age with an Eligible Medical Condition
  • Family income less than 236% of the Federal Poverty Guideline
The medical eligibility includes, but is not limited to the following conditions:
  • 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

 

HOW TO APPLY?

To apply for services you may:
  1. Complete and submit the Children 1st Screening and Referral Form (below), to the local Children’s Medical Services Office that serves the County in which the child and family reside. Guidelines for Completing Screening and Referral Form (below).
  2. Contact the local Children’s Medical Services Office for more information.

 

Contact the CMS office in your area:

Children’s Medical Services District Locations

Northwest Health District
1309 Redmond Rd, NW
Rome, GA 30165
 (706) 802-5626
Northwest Health District provides services for residents living in the following counties Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk, Walker
 
North Georgia Health District
100 West Walnut Ave, Ste 92
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 272-2219
North Georgia Health District provides services for residents living in the following counties: Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield
 
North Health District
1856-130 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 3
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770)535-2788
North Health District provides services for residents living in the following counties: Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White
 
Cobb/Douglas Health District
1955 Lake Park Dr, Ste 300
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 432-0578
 
Fulton Health District
1225 Capitol Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
 (404) 612-1481
 
Clayton County Health District
1117 Battlecreek Rd
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(678) 610-7417
 
East Metro Health District
455 Grayson Hwy, Ste 500
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(770) 339-9078
East Metro Health District provides services for residents living in the following Counties: Gwinnett, Rockdale, and Newton.
 
DeKalb Health District
440 Winn Way/P.O. Box 987
Decatur, GA 30031
(404) 294-3861
 
LaGrange Health District
122 Gordon Commercial Dr, Ste A
LaGrange, GA 30240
(706) 845-4035
Lagrange Health District provides services for residents living in the following counties: Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, and Upson.
 
South Central Health District
2505 Bellevue Rd
Dublin, GA 31021
(478) 275-5116
South Central Health District provides services for residents living in the following counties: Bleckley, Dodge, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair, Truetlen, Wheeler, and Wilcox.
 
North Central Health District
201 Second Street, Suite 1100
Macon, GA  31201
 (478) 751-6253
North Central Health District provides services for residents living in the following counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington, and Wilkinson.
 
East Central Health District
1916 North Leg Rd
Augusta, GA 30909
 (706) 667-4400
East Central Health District provides services for residents living in the following counties: Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliafero, Warren, and Wilkes.
 
West Central Health District
2100 Comer Ave
Columbus, GA 31904
 
 
Clinic Locations
 
Columbus
HHS Building - 2nd Floor 2100 Comer Avenue
Columbus, GA 31902-2299
(706) 327-0644 Office 
(888) 810-4316 toll free
Provides services for residents living in the following counties:  Chattahoochee, Clay, Harris, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, and Talbot
 
Cordele
604 Fleming Road
Cordele, Georgia 31015
(229) 276-2343
(888) 810-4315 toll free 
Provides services for residents living in the following counties: Crisp, Dooly, Macon, Marion, Schley, Sumter, Taylor, and Webster
 
South Health District
206 S. Patterson St/ P O Box 1027
Valdosta, GA 31603
(229) 245-4310
South Health District provides services for residents living in the following counties: Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift, and Turner.
 
Southwest Health District
1306 South Slappey Blvd
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 430-4115
Southwest Health District provides services for residents living in the following Counties: Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, and Worth.
 
Coastal Health District
132 Stephenson Ave, Ste 100
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 691-6882
Coastal Health District provides services for residents living in the following Counties: Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh.
 
Southeast Health District
1101 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501
 (912) 285-6002
 
--Waycross
1057 Grove Ave
Waycross, GA 31502
(912) 285-6304
Residents living in the following Counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Jeff Davis, Pierce, Ware, and Wayne
 
--Statesboro
(912) 871-1850
3 West Altman St
Statesboro, GA 30458
Residents living in the following Counties: Bulloch, Candler, Evans, Tattnall, and Toombs.
 
Northeast Health District
645 Meigs St
Athens, GA 30601
 
--Athens
(706) 542-389-6923
Northeast Health District provides services for residents living in the following Counties: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Walton.8-1

You may also use the Children With Special Needs Coordinator Contact List (below) for information on how to reach your local Children’s Medical Services Office. The state Children’s Medical Services office number is (404) 657-2726 or toll free: 1-800-300-9003.