CHILDREN 1st - Cobb & Douglas Public Health

 

Children 1st is a statewide, free, voluntary initiative coordinated by the Georgia Department of Public Health and your local Public Health Department. Any child (from birth – age 5) with developmental, social or medical needs can be referred to the program. A Public Health Nurse contacts the family and will make a home visit to help the family access local medical services and social supports. These services are designed to support families with young children, promote child health/development and positively influence school readiness.  

For More Information:   

Contact the Cobb and Douglas Children 1st Coordinator at 770-514-2404 or email: dph-cdphreferrals@dph.ga.gov.  To enroll, call 770-514-2759.    

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Children 1st  FAQ’s

What is Children 1st?

Children 1st collaborates with local hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers, schools, community-based organizations, and other agencies to identify children who are at-risk for poor health and developmental outcomes.

Is my child eligible for Children 1st?

To be eligible for the Children 1st Program, the child must:

  1. Be under the age of 5 years,
  2. Be identified to be at risk for poor health and developmental outcomes

If you are concerned about a child’s development, please contact the Children 1st Intake line at 770-514-2759, Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).

Where can my child get a developmental screening and how much will it cost?

Your child can receive an initial developmental screening and assessment thru the Children 1st program. These services will be provided by a Children 1st nurse at no cost to you.

How long can my child be in the Children 1st program?

Your child can remain in the Children 1st program up to age five and enters school.   Children 1st will be available to you during this time for any developmental concerns that may arise.

Where are Children 1st services provided?

Children 1st provides all services (i.e., screenings and assessments) in the home of the child. If necessary, clinic visits can be arranged.

How do I enroll my child in the Children 1st program?

To enroll your child in the Children 1st program please contact the Children 1st Intake line at 770-514-2759, Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). 

You may also, complete the Children 1st Screening and Referral form and submit it:  

 

For more information about the Children 1st Program, visit Georgia Division of Public Health Children 1st website.

Specific Public Health services and schedules may vary by location. Call your health center for details.

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Cobb County

Building A
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Building B
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Douglas County

6770 Selman Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 949-1970
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Acworth, Georgia 30101
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Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 435-7815
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1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
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Marietta, Georgia 30008
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Smyrna, Georgia 30080
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Marietta, Georgia 30068
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875 Six Flags Drive
Austell, Georgia 30168
770-514-2389
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875 Six Flags Drive
Austell, Georgia 30168
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Douglas
6770 Selman Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 949-1970
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8700 Hospital Drive, 1st Floor
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 920-7311
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