Community Resources

Feel free to explore our community programs and health resources:

Advance Directives

It’s one of the most important conversations you can have with your loved ones. What if you are in the hospital and can’t speak for yourself? Have you ever talked through who you would want to speak for you and what kind of treatment you would want or not want? 

Continuing Medical Education

The NGHS Continuing Medical Education Department is committed to providing quality medical education to physicians.

Lifeline Emergency Response

Lifeline is Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Personal Emergency Response Service (PERS). This is an easy-to-use service that ensures that senior adults living at home get assistance quickly when needed.


Safe Kids Northeast Georgia tracks childhood injury rates through data provided by Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Emergency Departments. Using this data, coalition members are able to determine where to best focus resources.

Communicare Magazine

Communicare is the official magazine published by NGHS highlighting new services, patient stories and upcoming offerings to the surrounding communities.

Foothills Area Health Education Center

Foothills Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is a community-driven, non-profit organization serving northeast Georgia supported by federal, state, and local funds. Their mission is to partner with communities to recruit, train, and retain healthcare professionals in our region and to improve their supply and distribution in medically underserved areas

NGHS Foundation

Founded in 1986, the NGHS Foundation has the ongoing mission to support improvements, community benefit programs and partner organizations that positively impact patients, their families and the surrounding communities. 

NGMC Pharmacy

NGMC offers two pharmacies that are open to the public, ready to serve the community. At these two convenient locations in Braselton and Gainesville, you can get your prescription filled or refilled. They also provide over-the-counter products for cough and cold, allergies, skincare and more. 

Speakers Bureau

Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Health System can provide a health education speaker for your next social, civic, church or other organizational meeting in groups of 25 or more.

Community Benefit

With input from the community, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) completes Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) every 3 years, with the most recent completed in 2019. NGMC has conducted assessments partnering with the community since the late 90s.

Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library consists of two professionally-trained medical librarians who are available to help patients and families find quality and easy-to-understand health information about medical symptoms, conditions, and treatments. The information provided by the librarians allows visitors to make healthy choices and become active, informed partners in their healthcare.  

P.I.T.C.H. Program

As a program of Northeast Georgia Health System, P.I.T.C.H.  — Paramedics Improving The Community’s Health — is committed to ensuring the community has access to the care it needs. Community paramedics help patients by meeting them at their home to:

Spiritual Care Services

The mission of the Spiritual Care Program is to provide for the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, families and staff of Northeast Georgia Health System, and to support the ministry of local clergy. 

Facility Rentals

NGMC offers rentals of meeting and classroom spaces.  These spaces can be quite useful for hosting lectures, conferences, and seminar meetings, especially with the teleconferencing capabilities that can accommodate virtual events and hybrid gatherings.