South Central Health District of Georgia

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Children’s Medical Services

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What is Children’s Medical Services (CMS)?
CMS is a Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) program that provides or arranges specialty medical/health care services for eligible children with chronic medical conditions in Georgia.

CMS services are family-centered, culturally/linguistically competent and community-based.

It is “a starting place for providers, district staff, families and community partners to search specific eligible conditions or list of conditions for Children’s Medical Services, 1st Care and/or Babies Can’t Wait.”

How does CMS help eligible children and families?
The CMS program:

  • Promotes healthy growth and development
  • Helps to prevent further complications often related to chronic medical conditions
  • Coordinates comprehensive care

Who is eligible for CMS?
Children and youth, birth to age 21 who:

  • Live in Georgia
  • Have an eligible medical condition
  • Meet income eligibility

What are some examples of eligible medical conditions?

  • Burns, cardiac, chronic lung (including asthma and cystic fibrosis)
  • Craniofacial anomalies (including cleft lip and/or palate)
  • Orthopedic and neuromuscular (including cerebral palsy, scoliosis, and amputations), diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal disorders, and hearing loss
  • Spina bifida, neurological and neurosurgical disorders (including epilepsy and hydrocephalus), and conditions affecting vision (cataracts, glaucoma, amblyopia, and strabismus)

What services are available?
Working with the child’s primary medical provider, CMS  may provide or arrange for:

  • Medical/diagnostic testing
  • Specialty medical care, treatment, medications, and supplies
  • Care coordination to maximize use of community resources
  • Referral to community resources


For more information please visit:!


Children’s Medical Services
2505 Bellevue Road
Dublin, Georgia 31021
Phone: 478-275-5116
Fax: 478-275-5117