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.
For non-emergency mental health and addictive diseases or developmental disability services, call our field office.
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 mygcal.com
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.
2019 Meeting Schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Region 1 Field Office: 1230 Bald Ridge Marina Road, Suite 800, Training Room #141, Cumming, Georgia 30041.
February 14, 2019
Jury Assembly Room 101 E. Courthouse Square, Ste 1007 Cumming, GA 30040
April 11, 2019
June 13, 2019
August 8, 2019
October 10, 2019
December 12, 2019