Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses in children—accounting for more than half a million missed school days annually in Georgia. It is also the number one reason for admission to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Asthma in Georgia
Georgia’s rate of asthma cases in children is one of the highest in the nation, affecting about 9 percent of children under the age of 18. More than 200,000 children age 18 and younger in Georgia have asthma.
Our Pediatric Asthma Center
When asthma is not well controlled, it can result in unnecessary emergency department visits and life-threatening situations. We can help you take control of your child’s asthma.
With a multidisciplinary staff and a comprehensive disease-management program, the Children’s Asthma Center offers the highest quality of care and addresses childhood asthma, allergy, pulmonology and environmental health.
We treat each patient as an individual and work closely with parents and primary care providers to determine the best treatment plan. The type of treatment needed depends on the severity of the child’s condition.