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


The Children’s Medical Services program:

  • Supports improved health and wellness for children and youth with special health care needs from birth to 21 years of age
  • Provides early and continuous screening for children with special health care needs
  • Connects children and youth to a medical home and adequate health insurance
  • Helps families manage their appointments and follow-up treatments with healthcare providers and vendors
  • 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 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



For more information about eligibility, services provided and enrollment into the program please call:  770.339.4270

Gwinnett County CMS Office Location

455 Grayson Hwy, Suite 500
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Direct Phone line to CMS/Child Health Office: 770.339.4270

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

Please click here for a Children Medical Services Brochure.


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