For emergency mental health, developmental disability or addictive disease services, call:
Georgia Crisis & Access Line: 1-800-715-4225
For non-emergency mental health and addictive diseases services, call 1-800-646-7721.
For non-emergency developmental disability services, call 1-877-217-4462.
Charles Fetner, Regional Coordinator
705 North Division Street
Rome, Georgia 30165
Phone – (706) 802-5272
Toll Free – 1-800-646-7721
Locate an Approved Service Provider Near You
(updated October 2012)
An alphabetical list of approved providers in the Region 1 geographical area
The Region One DBHDD Office plans and oversees a network of public mental health, developmental disabilities, addictive disease and prevention services for 31 counties.
Counties in this region include: Banks, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, Douglas, Fanin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Hall, Haralson,Hart, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, White, and Whitfield.
To get information about available services and providers or becoming a provider, or to express a concern or recommendation about services or make a complaint, contact the regional office.
The Region One Planning Board represents 31 counties in the region. Members are appointed by their county commissioners; they are business and civic leaders with a strong interest in mental health, developmental disabilities and addictive diseases as well as consumers or family members of consumers.
The role of the Regional Planning Board is to give a voice to consumers and their families and other citizens in the region in assessing needs and recommending priorities for DBHDD services. The planning board makes recommendations about services and works with the regional office to develop an annual plan. Regional planning board members stay informed about local needs and issues and serve as advocates with public officials. The main objective of the board is to identify community needs and gaps in the current DBHDD service system and to make recommendations based on their findings.