Family/Children’s Health

ASK-A-NURSE
Address: University Hospital Health Service Center, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-737-8423
Hours: 24 Hours a day/7Days a week
Services: Information regarding medical problems, physician referral, general health questions, community/hospital services, referrals

BABIES CAN’T WAIT
Address: 1916 North Leg Road, Augusta Ga, 30909
Phone: 706-667-4279
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm
Website: http://health.state.ga.us/programs/bcw/
Purpose: Early Intervention Program for children ages birth to three years old with diagnosed physical or mental condition which will result in developmental delays. For more detailed information go the website listed above.

BURKE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Address: 114 Dogwood Drive, Waynesboro, GA 30830
Phone: 706-554-3456
Hours: 8:00am to 4:45pm Monday-Thursday and every other Friday
Website: http://www.health.state.ga.us/regional/burke/index.asp
Purpose: To promote health and prevent disease, injury, and disability. Health departments work with local communities, public and private agencies, businesses, elected officials, and all people to ensure the highest quality of health education, health promotion, disease prevention, and health services.
Services Provided: Child Health Physicals, Immunizations, WIC, and family planning

COLUMBIA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Address: 6420 Pollard’s Pond Road, Appling, GA 30802 Phone: 706-541-1318
616 Government Center Way, Evans, GA 30809 Phone: 706-868-3330
5915 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown, GA 30813 Phone: 706-556-3727
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00 pm

COMFORT HOUSE
Address: 317 Telfair St Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-774-9012
Pager: 706-771-3998
Purpose: Provides lodging in a home like environment for out of town patients who need pre/post hospital lodging or who are receiving day treatment services at local hospitals in Augusta.
Fees: $20.00 per night or $100.00 per week

EAST CENTRAL HEALTH DISTRICT DENTAL SERVICES
Address: 950 Laney Walker Blvd Augusta, GA 30901
Revised 1/19/2012
Phone: 706-721-5891
Website: http://www.ecphd.com/common/content.asp?PAGE=521
Purpose: Basic dental care for prenatal and children, dental health education for 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students

EAST CENTRAL HEALTH DISTRIC MEN’S SERVICES
Address: 1916 North Leg Road, Augusta GA, 30903
Phone: 706-667-4283
Website: http://www.ecphd.com/common/content.asp?PAGE=521
Purpose: Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Fatherhood Training

ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY HEALTHY START
Address: 1120 15th Street, AL 120
Phone: 1-800-982-3728
Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm (Mon-Fri)
Website: http://www.echealthystart.org
Services Provided: Initiative aimed at reducing racial disparities in low birth weight, preterm delivery, and mortality through improvement of infant health and women’s health before, during and after pregnancy. Walk-in pregnancy testing available.
Counties Served: Burke and McDuffie Counties Only

EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAM
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service
Phone: 706-821-2578
County Served: Augusta-Richmond County & Washington County
Purpose: Assists limited-resource families and youth acquire the knowledge, skills, attitude and changed behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets and the improvement of total family diet and nutritional welfare.
Services: Teenage Mothers Nutrition Education Program, working with pregnant women, families, and school age children.
Eligibility: Any individual or family participation in other USDA or DHR programs such as WIC, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Head Start, etc, or any agency servicing eligible clientele.
Payment Source: Services are free

FAITH CARE FREE MEDICAL CLINIC
Address: 635 Ronald Regan Drive, Evans, GA 30809
Phone: 706-829-2584
Hours: Open every other Tuesday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Services: For those individuals who fall between the cracks and meet the following criteria: 1. Columbia County resident 2. Does not receive Medicaid or have any other medical insurance 3. Must be low income and/or indigent. Must have a picture I.D., social security number, and proof of income. Access to the clinic is in the back of the Evans Medical Plaza

GEORGIA MEDICAID OFFICE
Address: 520 Fenwick Street Augusta, GA 30903
Phone: 706-721-3000
Purpose: Provides health care coverage for children, pregnant women, and people who are aging, blind and disabled.

LAMAR MEDICAL CENTER
Address: 1448 Lee Beard Way, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-868-7468
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm (closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:30pm)
Services Provided: Health care, fee based: $85.00 co-pay for one-time visits, $35.00 co-pay for new patients, for those patients who cannot pay applications for the indigent care program are available.
Counties Served: All counties in the CSRA area

MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA: CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER
Address: 1446 Harper Street, Augusta GA 30912
Phone: 706-721-4262
Hours: 24 hours a day, Administration office hours are Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5:00 pm
Purpose: To provide medical specialty services for infants, children, and teens within a family centered model of care.
Payment source: vary according to services provided

RICHMOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
District Address: 1916 North Leg Rd, Augusta GA 30909
Phone: 706-667-4404
Fax: 706-667-4555
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Services: Information regarding medical problems, physician referral, general health questions, community/hospital services, referrals                                                              County Address: 950 Laney Walker Blvd
Phone: 706-721-5900
Fax: 706-721-5903
Purpose: To provide access for the population of the East Central Health District to properly store and handle vaccinations as required by Georgia law or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and ACIP. They also audit all schools and daycare facilities in the area to monitor compliance with state laws.
Services Provided: Vaccinations. The following vaccines are available in each Health Department in the district: DT&P, OPV, IPV, Td, HIB, HEPB, flu, Pneumonia, Tetanus, and Chicken Pox. The following vaccines are available at the foreign travel clinic in Richmond County only. Yellow Fever, Rabies, and Hepatitis A.
Counties Served: East Central Health District
Vaccines: Vaccines are free but an administrative fee based on family income is requested. No one is denied service based on inability to pay. The assessment is done for applicants to pay according to federal guidelines.

RICHMOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, CHILDREN FIRST PROGRAM
Address: 1916 North Leg Rd, Augusta, GA 30909
Phone: 706-667-4757
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm
Purpose: To provide services designed to help families with young children, promote child health and development, and influence school readiness, and success.
Counties Served: East Central Health District                                                                            Age Group: Birth to age 5. Children at risk for poor health or poor development outcomes due to medical, biological, or socio-environmental risks.

RICHMOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, CHILDREN’S MEDICAL SERVICES
Address: 1916 North Leg Rd, Augusta, GA 30909
Phone: 706-667-4400
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm
Purpose: To assure eligible children with chronic health conditions receive specialty medical care.
Services Provided: CMS provides or pays for an array of services to include: comprehensive physical assessment, diagnostic testing, inpatient/outpatient hospitalization, medications and other medical treatments, therapy, durable and disposable medical equipment, hearing aids, health education, referral to and coordination of care with other providers and services as authorized by CMS.
Counties Served: East Central Health District
Eligibility Requirements: Must be a resident of Georgia, birth to 21 years of age and meet the medical and financial eligibility requirements.
Fees: CMS does not bill families for services but families may be asked to participate in the payment of costs based on income. Insurance and/or Medicaid (if applicable) are always billed prior to CMS.

RICHMOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT:                                                        Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Address: 1916 North Leg Road, Augusta GA 30909
Phone: 706-667-4287
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm
Purpose: To increase the enrollment in health care of the working poor and pregnant women during the first trimester of pregnancy, to promote breast feeding, and to collaborate with other health care providers in order to exchange information and referrals. Food vouchers, education, and nutritional information concerning the value of breastfeeding and prenatal care; necessary items and referrals to assist mothers, infants and children in maintaining their nutritional health.
Counties Served: East Central Health District
Eligibility: Must meet financial criteria

TRINITY HOSPITAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM
Address: 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904
Phone: 706-481-7604
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm
Services: Provide self development for families and individuals. Various courses and support services are offered, covering topics on parenting, grief, loss, self-improvement, safety health fitness and more. Please call for more information and program schedules.
Program Source: Many programs are free. There are minimal charges for some classes of services.