Children’s Medical Services is a statewide program that supports children, youth and young adults (birth – 21) with special healthcare needs and their families. Children’s Medical Services provides assistance to eligible families and young adults with accessing timely and affordable healthcare services, Care Coordination, 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:
- Specialty Medical Appointments
- Durable Medical Equipment
- Prescription/Medication Assistance
- Medical Supplies
- Diagnostic Testing
The Children’s Medical Services program:
- Supports improved health and wellness for children and youth with special health care needs from birth to 21 years of age
- Provides early and continuous screening for children with special health care needs
- Connects children and youth to a medical home and adequate health insurance
- Help families manage their appointments and follow-up treatments with healthcare providers and vendors
- Provides information for youth, families and health care professionals on resources and information to support youth and young adults to successfully move from pediatric to adult care
Provides information for youth, families and health care professionals on resources and information to support youth and young adults to successfully move from pediatric to adult care. Visit https://dph.georgia.gov/transitioning-youth-adult-care for more information.
Eligibility for the Children’s Medical Services program is based on the following:
- Eligible Medical Condition
- Annual Family Income
- Live in Georgia
Federal Guidelines for FY2024
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 for the following counties: Cobb and Douglas
For more information about eligibility, services provided and enrollment into the program please call:
Cobb & Douglas Public Health
1738 County Services Parkway (Building B)
Marietta, GA 30008
For children under age 5 years, (770) 514-2759
For children age 5-21 years, (770) 432-0578
Parent to Parent of Georgia:
Provides services to children and youth with disabilities and their families. Services include an online database of various resources locally, educational training for parents and parent support programs.
Special Needs Database: http://p2pga.org/index.php/database
Help Me Grow Georgia:
Provides healthcare referrals to families with children birth to 8 years old. Referrals include linkages to medical, vision & dental providers, developmental screenings, daycare providers, early learning resources as well as behavioral services.
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Find Help GA:
Provides local resources for individuals and families. Resources include financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, help to pay for childcare, job training and other free or low-cost services.
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Healthy Mother’s Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia:
Provides services to expectant families. Services include prenatal education and resources for expectant mothers, breastfeeding support and education, and assistance with accessing health insurance.
Healthy Mother’s Healthy Babies Portal:
American Academy of Pediatrics:
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.
Georgia Chapter: http://www.gaaap.org/