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9 Gwinnett County Healthcare Systems

Gwinnett County consistently ranks among the healthiest in Georgia and the ever-improving healthcare systems that serve us surely are a leading contributor to that distinction.  These providers offer a complete menu of services across Gwinnett County that includes prevention, care, treatment, outreach and more with the highest standards that should appeal to family members of all genders at any stage of life.  The writer is not a medical professional and nothing in this post should be considered medical advice.  Research these caregivers if healthcare will be a factor in your move to Gwinnett County.

Eastside Medical Center
Emory Hospital
Gwinnett Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente
Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Northside Hospital - Forsyth
Public Health Centers
Mental Health Counseling Options

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta makes kids better today and healthier tomorrow through more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs, top healthcare professionals, and leading research and technology.  The non-profit provider has been recognized by US News & World Report for excellence in cardiac, diabetes, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonary and urology.  But it also offers immediate care, urgent care, primary care, rehabilitation services, sports medicine and performs more pediatric outpatient surgeries than anyone else in Georgia.  The company currently serves patients at ten Gwinnett County Locations.

Eastside Medical Center

Eastside Medical Center has been providing quality care to patients in Gwinnett and surrounding counties since it opened in 1980 as the first local community hospital.  According to their website " Eastside has earned full Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, The Joint Commission's "Gold Seal of Approval" for quality and safety in disease-specific joint replacement care, the Blue Distinction Centers Program for Spine Surgery and Gold Plus status for stroke care, and the Healthgrades 2017 and 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award(tm) for superior performance in patient safety. The Breast Imaging and Diagnostic Center is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the FDA."

The provider offers comprehensive medical, surgical, specialty, support groups, education programs and wellness services.  The main campus provides heart and vascular care, cancer care, orthopedics, maternity services with level III neonatal intensive care, other women's health, care for diabetes and sleep medicine, neuroscience, surgical weight loss and offers a 24-hour emergency room with 41 bays.  Further, the Spine Center treats adults with a broad range of conditions, The Breast Imaging Center offers Low Dose Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ Exams and the Wound Center treats non-healing wounds.  

The South Campus offers rehabilitation and Eastside Heritage Behavioral Health Services with 11 beds and full-service 24/7 Emergency Services.  MRIs, CTs, mammography, ultrasounds and other imaging services are offered at the Loganville Imaging Center.

Eastside Medical Center also currently operates four urgent care locations in Centerville, Grayson, Lawrenceville and Lilburn, GA and seven locations of Eastside Heart & Vascular in Snellville, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Buford, Loganville, Monroe and Athens.

Emory Hospital

Emory Hospital seeks to serve humanity by improving health through the integration of education, discovery and health care delivery.  They are committed to providing the best care for their patients, educating health professionals and leaders for the future, pursuing discovery research in all of its forms, including basic, clinical, and population-based research, and serving our community.  Emory operates multiple clinics and affiliated professional offices around Gwinnett County and Emory Johns Creek Hospital in adjacent North Fulton County.

Gwinnett Medical Center

Gwinnett County Medical Centers exist to provide quality health services to the community.  The non-profit healthcare provider, recipient of the Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ in 2017, renders care and treatment in a wide array of specialties as part of the Gwinnett Health System with 553 beds between facilities in Duluth and the flagship location in Lawrenceville.  That menu of services includes accredited primary stroke centers and an Immediate Post-Concussion Assessments and Cognitive Testing, ImPACT™, a program designed to return athletes with concussions to academics and athletics without risk of long-term damage.  And Gwinnett Medical Center is recognized nationally as a leader in minimally invasive surgery, offering single-incision laparoscopy and robotic surgery that leaves patients virtually scarless, minimizing hospital stay and recovery time.  

The Duluth Facility (soon to be Northside Hospital-Duluth) with 81 beds and six family suites is home to the Concussion Institute, the Surgical Weight Management Center, the only comprehensive bariatric program in Georgia, the Center for Orthopedics, Glancy Rehabilitation Center (soon to be Northside Gwinnett Joan Glancy), Center for Sleep Disorders and Gwinnett Sports Rehabilitation, the state's leading sports medicine program that helps athletes prevent injury, heal and manage pain and 24-hour Emergency Care.

The Lawrenceville location (soon to be Northside Hospital Gwinnett) ranked 8th (7th in Metro Atlanta) recently in US News & World Report as high performing among 5000 hospitals in six categories: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.  The Strickland Heart Center is where highly experienced medical teams provide open heart surgery, PCI, cardiac rehabilitation and more in a 40,000 sq. foot facility using the latest technology.  
  • Gwinnett Breast Center 
  • The Center for orthopedics
  • Center for Neuroscience
  • Chest Pain Center
  • Center for Sleep Disorders
  • Extended Care Center
  • Wound Treatment Center, Pain Management Center
  • Gwinnett Sports Rehabilitation
  • 24-hour Emergency Care with
  • Level II Trauma Center 
  • Children's Emergency Center
  • The Cancer Institute

The Hamilton Mill offers primary care, cardiac and women's services, walk-in care and imaging. 
Gwinnett Medical has recently partnered with Choice One, offering urgent care clinics currently in Grayson, Hamilton Mill, Peachtree Corners and Sugar Hill with more coming soon.

Kaiser Permanente

Georgia's largest non-profit health plan endeavors to improve the health of its members and the community it serves.  The Gwinnett Comprehensive Medical Center in Duluth offers extended hours for pharmacy, lab and select imaging services.  Other Gwinnett County locations are in Lawrenceville Medical, Snellville, Sugar Hill/Buford with affiliated sites at the Gwinnett Medical Centers.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Northeast Georgia Health System is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people of Northeast Georgia with facilities that include four hospital campuses, 700 beds near Gwinnett County and urgent care facilities in cities that include Buford, Braselton and Dacula.  They also operate the Rehabilitation Institute in Buford.  The multi-award-winning non-profit system ranked #1 in Georgia and among top 5% nationally for cardiac care.  In fact, the Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center is the largest cardiology practice in the region and one of the few in the nation that offers minimally invasive heart valve reconstruction.  Northeast Georgia Medical Center is also known for emergency services, advanced surgery and medical care, heart and vascular services, orthopedics, neurosciences, cancer treatment, comprehensive cancer services robotic surgery, labor and delivery. 

Northside Hospital - Forsyth

Northside Hospital, one of the largest and most respected healthcare delivery systems in Metro Atlanta, provides high-quality health care and outreach programs that promote health and wellness in Metro Atlanta.  The provider ranked 9th (8th in Metro Atlanta) in US News & World Report as high performing among 5000 hospitals in five categories: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, heart Failure, hip replacement and knee replacement and 4th in the world for robotic surgeries.  Northside Hospital is also recognized as a leader in same day joint-replacement, maternity and newborn care.  

The system operates 304 beds, with imaging centers in Duluth, Lawrenceville, Snellville and Sugar Hill, a cancer specialist in Duluth and an advanced surgery center in Snellville.  Outpatient services in Buford and Lawrenceville include pediatric and adult imaging, cancer care, Gastrointestinal, surgery, heart and vascular, maternity, spine care, urology, sleep disorders and emergency services.

Public Health Centers

Gwinnett County operates three health centers in Buford, Lawrenceville and Norcross, providing family planning, WIC Services, immunizations, visual, dental and hearing screenings and treatment for STD/HIV/TB.

Mental Health Counseling Options

  • Atlanta Family Counseling - Various concentrations
  • Eastside Heritage Center - Behavioral Health
  • Gwinnett United in Drug Education, GUIDE Inc. - Addiction
  • Mana Treatment and Counseling - Eating Disorders
  • Purple Inc. - Addiction
  • ReNew Counseling Center - Family violence
  • SummitRidge Hospital - Behavioral Health and Addiction
  • Gwinnett Helpline

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a national option that might also be a good resource for assistance.

Dial 911 right away in the event of an emergency and let the professionals figure things out.  Plenty of higher quality clinics serve the area too.  But if plans are to move into the area, this post might be an ideal start toward research on some of the wonderful healthcare options available in Gwinnett County, Georgia.