East Central Health of Georgia

East Central Health District

Children’s Medical Services


Children’s Medical Services is a statewide program that supports children, youth and young adults (birth – 21) with special health care needs and their families. Children’s Medical Services provides assistance to eligible families and young adults with accessing timely and affordable health care services 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:


  • Genetic Counseling
  • Inpatient/Outpatient Hospitalization
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Medications and Supplies
  • Diagnostic Testing


Eligibility for the Children’s Medical Services program is based on the following:



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: 

Burke County

Columbia County

Emanuel County

Glascock County

Jefferson County

Jenkins County

Lincoln County

McDuffie County

Richmond County

Screven County

Taliaferro County

Warren County

Wilkes County


For more information about eligibility, services provided and enrollment into the program please call:





 CMS Brochure PDF





Parent to Parent of Georgia:

Provide services to children and youth with disabilities and their families. Services include an on-line data base of various resources locally, educational trainings for parents and parent support program.

Web: http://p2pga.org

Special Needs Database: http://p2pga.org/index.php/database

Call: 1-800-229-2038.


Healthy Mother’s Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia:

Provide services to expectant families. Services include prenatal education and resources to expectant mothers, breastfeeding support and education, and assistance with accessing health insurance.

Web: http://hmhbga.org/

Healthy Mother’s Healthy Babies Portal: https://www.resourcehouse.com/hmhb/

Call: 1-800-300-9003.


American Academy of Pediatrics – GA Chapter: 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.

Web: http://www.gaaap.org/