Region 1 Field Office

The Region 1 Field Office coordinates a network of public mental health, developmental disabilities, addictive disease and prevention services for 31 counties in North Georgia.

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.

Region 1 Main Contact Information:

For non-emergency mental health and addictive diseases or developmental disability services, call our field office toll-free at 1.877.217.4462.

1230 Bald Ridge Marina Road
Suite 800
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone  678.947.2818

Hetal Patel, Ph.D., Behavioral Health Regional Services Administrator
Elise Beumer, Developmental Disabilities Regional Services Administrator

Locate a Behavioral Health or Intellectual Developmental Disabilities service provider through Referral Connect via

Region 1 Advisory Council

DBHDD’s service delivery system is comprised of six regions.  Each region has a regional advisory council.  Regional advisory councils are created and authorized pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 37-2-4.1.  The members are appointed the county commissions in the counties in each region.  The members are business and civic leaders with an interest in mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders; individuals receiving related services, and family members of individuals receiving such services. The role of the regional advisory councils is to engage in disability service planning within their region, which may include informing DBHDD of disability needs and priorities from a local perspective; organizing natural supports for individuals and their families; recommending community improvements; and encouraging prevention programs.

Region 1 Priorities 2017-18

2018 Meeting Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Jury Assembly Room, first floor of the Forsyth County Courthouse, 101 East Courthouse Square, Cumming GA 30040.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
 Region 1 Field Office: 1230 Bald Ridge Marina Road, Suite 800 Cumming, Georgia 30041

Agenda  Minutes

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Agenda  Minutes

Thursday, June 14, 2018


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2019

Thursday, December 13, 2018