If you live in Georgia or are moving to Georgia and need access to genetics services, please see below for useful resources.

State Newborn Screening Resources

General Information on Newborn Screening

Provides an overview of the newborn screening program in the state and connect families with resources related to the newborn screening process

Screening for Metabolic and Sickle Cell Disorders

Information on the process of collecting samples, screening, and rules and regulations when testing for newborn screening disorders

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program

The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program that screens and provides treatment for infants diagnosed with a hearing condition

List of Newborn Screening Conditions Screened in Georgia

Currently screens for 33 conditions in the following categories: amino acids, endocrine, fatty acid oxidation, hemoglobin, organic acid, and other disorders/conditions

General Public Health Resources

Georgia Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

A federally funded program to provide low-income women, infants, and children up to the age of 5 with supplemental nutrition

Georgia Public Health Laboratory

Public health laboratory that consists of providing lab support for public health programs in the state. There are 2 laboratory facilities in the state located in Decatur and Waycross.

State Medicaid Application: PeachCare for Kids

Provide care for children up to the age of 18 in the state of Georgia. More information including eligibility criteria and the application can be found online.

Georgia Medicaid

Provides medical coverage for individuals who meet certain requirements such as having a disability, 65 or older, etc.

Family Organizations

Parent to Parent of Georgia

Provides support to families in Georgia with children with special healthcare needs or disabilities

State Genetic Organizations

Georgia Association of Genetic Counselors

A professional organization group focused on providing information related to genetics in Georgia for genetic professionals, especially genetic counselors

Georgia Cancer Genetics Network

Supporting genetic professionals by providing educational opportunities about hereditary cancer