Located just off I-985 near the banks of Lake Lanier, NGMC Gainesville is the 557-bed flagship hospital of Northeast Georgia Health System. Since first opening its doors in 1951, NGMC Gainesville has grown to offer specialty services such as:

  • Level II Trauma Center
  • 23 operating rooms
  • Emergency services
  • 32-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Ronnie Green Heart Center (18-bed Cardiovascular ICU and 17-Bed Critical Care Unit)
  • Women & Children’s Pavilion with Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)


Patients & Visitors

Feel free to explore helpful information for this location below:

Helpful Information

Visiting Hours

Family members and other partners in care are welcome 24 hours a day Monday through Friday.

For security purposes, we will close all entrances, except the emergency room entrance, from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. Please enter our facility through the ER during those hours. Get more information

Dining Options

The Bright Spot

Located on the first floor of the North Patient Tower. The Bright Spot features Chick-fil-A Express, Starbucks and a Bistro providing a variety of sandwiches and salads.

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday
7:30 a.m. – 1:30pm

South Dining

A cafeteria with grill is located on the ground floor of the South Patient Tower. The cafeteria offers full course and short order meals served daily along with ready-made sandwiches and salads.

Cafeteria Hours

Breakfast:  6:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch:  10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner:  4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Grill Hours:

Monday – Friday
10:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Saturday – Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.


Vending areas are available in the waiting areas of each floor, with a large vending area available past the Dawn McKibbon Memorial Chapel and Patient Discharge on the first floor of the North Tower. A large vending area is also available on the ground floor of the South Tower.

Contact A Patient
By Phone

There are two ways to call patients:

  1. Dial 770-219 + Room Number
  2. Call 770-219-9000 and ask to be transferred to the patient’s room

This service is available between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Send a message through a web form

Please complete the form below to send a message to a patient at NGMC Gainesville.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s volunteers deliver emailed messages to patients Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Emails received after 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or on a Saturday/Sunday will be delivered the next business day. Emails received on holidays may have delayed delivery. Emails received by NGHS are not considered confidential. Please note that we do not provide a means for patients to respond to your email. E-mails received after the patient has been discharged will not be forwarded to the patient.

Send Flowers or Gifts

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Window Shops are temporarily closed as NGHS facilities have implemented restricted visitation guidelines. Online orders can be delivered to patient rooms at NGMC Gainesville or shipped directly to your address.

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