Children’s Medical Services (CMS) is a statewide program that supports children, youth and young adults (birth-21) with special healthcare needs and their families.

CMS provides assistance to eligible families and young adults with accessing timely and affordable healthcare 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 care providers to deliver or coordinate for:

  • Genetic counseling
  • Inpatient/outpatient hospitalization
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Medications and supplies
  • Diagnostic testing

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.

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

  • 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:

Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Walton.

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

740 Prince Ave, Building 15 
Athens, GA 30601

CMS Brochure (English & Spanish)


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Last Updated on June 19, 2023