When raising children, every parent could use a helping hand, but some parents are in need of special assistance with the health issues their children with special needs face. Our dedicated Child Health Services staff is committed to helping parents and their children with disabilities or serious health problems. As part of North Georgia Health District 1-2 of the Georgia Department of Public Health, we are based in Dalton and serve residents in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties. Please see our contact information down below.
- Children 1st is the entry point into all public health programs and services for children, from birth to 5 years old. Children 1st screens children and families who may be at-risk for poor developmental outcomes and need additional support to thrive. All referrals are made in an effort to help the child grow up healthy and provide the family with the necessary tools to be successful. Learn more about Children 1st.
- Babies Can’t Wait serves children from birth to their 3rd birthday, along with their family, if the child has developmental delays or disabilities, regardless of family income. Learn more about Babies Can’t Wait.
- Children’s Medical Services supports families caring for children with special health care needs. CMS works with health care providers and community partners to make sure children and youth with chronic medical conditions have access to timely and quality health care services. Learn more about Children’s Medical Services.
- Early Hearing Detection & Intervention handles referrals of infants who don’t pass the hospital hearing screening to ensure that they are rescreened and referred for diagnostic audiological evaluation, if needed. Learn more about Early Hearing Detection & Intervention.
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Anyone can make a referral for any child up to age five to receive a free health or developmental screening. Click on the button below and submit a referral now!
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Contact us for more information about Children with Special Needs services in North Georgia!
North Georgia Health District
1710 Whitehouse Court
Dalton, Georgia 30720
Phone: (706) 529-5763
Fax: (706) 529-5767