South West Georgia Public Health


Health Departments

Mitchell County - Child Health

The Child Health Program includes the following programs and services: Children 1st, Children’s Medical Services, Babies Can’t Wait, Sickle Cell/Genetics and Health Checks:

The Children 1st ProgramPDF link screens all children at birth to identify families with special needs. Children 1st also serves as a single point of entry for children up to age four, needing a variety of specialty services. Children are linked with a primary health care provider in their community for regular health checkups, developmental screening, health education and counseling.

Children’s Medical ServicesPDF logo assures a community-based, coordinated, family-focused, comprehensive system of quality specialty health care for children, birth to 21 years, with chronic medical conditions or handicapping conditions.

Babies Can’t Wait Early Intervention Program PDF logo is Georgia’s comprehensive early intervention program for infants and toddlers (ages birth to three) who are experiencing developmental delays or who have a mental or physical condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay.

Health Check is a statewide program created for children from birth to 21 years of age. The program helps to establish appropriate health care practices and assures that health problems are diagnosed and treated early. Physical assessment, referral and case management services are provided.

Program Director/Coordinators
Director of Child Health:                                  Daneta Kegler………………………………………….(229) 430-4585

Children’s Medical Services
(CMS) Coordinator:                                         Sherry Holman …………………………………………(229) 430-4310

Early Intervention/Babies Can’t Wait
(BCW) Coordinator:                                        Sharonda Barlow………………………………………..(229) 420-1148

Children’s 1st (C1st) Coordinator:                 Laura Edwards ………………………………………….(229) 430-4310

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
(EHDI) Coordinator:                                       Wanda Jones ……………………………………………(229) 430-4212

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