East Central Health of Georgia

East Central Health District

Children’s Medical Services

Boy in a wheelchair

Children’s Medical Services (CMS) is a public health program that strives to coordinate community-based, family-focused, quality, specialty medical care services for children with handicapping or chronic medical conditions.

Children birth to age 21 who live in Georgia, meet medical eligibility requirements and whose families meet income eligibility requirements may be enrolled in CMS. The range of medically eligible conditions include: burns, cardiac, chronic lung disease craniofacial anomalies, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, hearing disorders, spina bifida, neurological and neurosurgical conditions, orthopedic and/or neuromuscular disorders; amputations, cerebral palsy; vision disorders.

Through care coordination CMS works closely with the primary care provider to coordinate services and assist with payment for evaluations, diagnostic tests, hospitalizations, medications and other medical treatments, therapy, durable medical equipment, hearing aids and dental care if related to the child’s CMS eligible condition.

CMS Brochure (feel free to download and print)

State Public Health Information for Children’s Medical Services