Region 1 Field Office

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 1-877-217-4462.

For non-emergency developmental disability services, call 1-877-217-4462.

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

1230 Bald Ridge Marina Road
Suite 800
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone  –  678-947-2818
Toll Free – 1-877-217-4462

Guide to Community-Based Services Available in Region 1 (Updated April 2018)

Locate a Behavioral Health (BH) or Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) service provider

The Region 1 Field Office coordinates 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 receive information about available services and providers, become a provider, provide feedback about services, or make a complaint, contact the regional field office or visit the Georgia Collaborative ASO website.

Advisory Council

Region 1 Priorities 2017-18

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.

2018 Meeting Schedule

Date Agenda Minutes

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, 2018


Thursday, December 13, 2018


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