CMS Parents / Caregivers

Children's Medical Services
Parents / Caregivers
Providers / Vendors
Care Coordination
Specialty Clinics


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 247% 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


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.

Use the "Service Locator" to contact the CMS office in your area:


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.

Page last updated 9/6/2018