For more information call the District Office Child Health Unit 706-667-4757.
Infants & Young Children
Immunization Program provides shots to protect your child’s health today. A shot is a special kind of medicine that can prevent some diseases. Shots prevent these 10 diseases: hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib disease, measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox.
If your child doesn’t get shots, he or she could get very sick. Your child could get a disease that causes breathing problems, brain damage, heart problems, blindness or even death.
Hearing Screening for Infants:
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention (UNHSI) is a system in which Public Health is working together with hospitals and primary health care providers to assure that every newborn is screened for hearing loss prior to hospital discharge.
High Risk Infant Follow-Up provides services to assure that families with high risk infants receive appropriate health and/or medical screenings, assessments, intervention, and follow-up; have the knowledge, skill, and abilities to provide care and to access the services required for the infants’ health; and receive appropriate, timely, family centered and culturally sensitive services.
This is a statewide initiative coordinated by public health in Georgia, which seeks to identify infants and children to age 5 with preventable or treatable conditions. The five functions of this program are: Identification, Screening, Assessment, Linkage and Referral, as well as Tracking and Monitoring.
Information to help you and others become more aware about SIDS, ways to reduce the risks, and how to educate the community about SIDS.
Children with Special Needs or Chronic Conditions
Children with Special Needs is a coordination of child health programs working to improve the health status and/or development potential of children birth to age 21, with developmental or chronic health conditions. These services are designed to maximize the potential level of developmental and health well-being.
Children’s Medical Services:
Community based family-focused, quality, specialty medical care services for children with handicapping or chronic medical conditions.
Eligibility-Children birth to age 21 that live in Georgia and meet income eligibility.
For information or to make a referral call 1-888-307-6365.
Provides ongoing support and case management for families with special needs children from birth to age 3.
Children of All ages
Physical examinations for children from infancy through 21 years of age to include physical examinations, lab studies and developmental assessment.
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