The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

Children First


Children 1st is the “single point of entry” for all Children Special Services (CSS) programs. A single call provides easy access to all of the following programs that your child may need.

Children 1st is a state-funded program created by the Georgia Division of Public Health to promote the healthy development of young children and assure that they arrive at school healthy and ready for success. In addition to CSS programs, Children 1st will help you find resources in your community to meet the needs of you and your family. There is no cost to you and the program is voluntary.

For more information call 912-644-5804.
Our fax number is 912-349-2326.
Click here to download a referral form: Children 1st Screening & Referral Form

Read the inspiring story of one Savannah family that found just what they needed in the Children 1st program.


Children 1st Program Makes Big Impact in Coastal Georgia
Taylor Anne. Bethany. Weston. Chris Shantz

Image courtesy of teresa earnest photography.