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.

Region 1 Priorities 2017-18

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