South 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:

  • Eligible medical condition
  • Annual Family Income
  • Live in Georgia

 

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: Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner.

Please click here for more information on services provided statewide or to contact the Children’s Medical Services State Office.

For more information about eligibility, services provided and enrollment into the program please call 229-245-4310. 

CMS Office Location
206 South Patterson Street
3rd Floor
Valdosta, GA 31601

CMS Brochure PDF

Resources:

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/

 

For information on our Telemedicine program that Children’s Medical Services offers, visit our Telemedicine page.

Sandee Simmons

 

Sandee Simmons, RN, CMS Program Manager

 

CMS Contact Information:
Local – 229-245-4310
Long Distance – 800-848-5728