Stroke Center

Joint Commission Seal

The Northside Hospital Stroke Center provides comprehensive care for stroke patients and those at risk, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The center has received Disease-Specific Care (DSC) Certification from the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Care Center of Excellence. This distinction is bestowed on centers that offer excellence in all aspects of stroke care. To receive its certification, the Stroke Care Program at each campus had to meet or exceed all of the standards for DSC Certification as designated by the Joint Commission.

The Stroke Center offers the most advanced care available for stroke patients and those at risk. Through screening, education, early diagnosis and access to an array of state-of-the-art treatment resources, we provide the tools needed to help save lives.


Our community education seminars and stroke screenings teach you how to determine your risk for stroke and what to look for. If you are at risk, Northside offers a wealth of services to help you
reduce that risk.  

Warning Signs 

•    Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
•    Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
•    Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
•    Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
•    Sudden severe headache with no known cause

If you experience any of these warning signs, call 911 immediately.


Our Stroke Center is part of the most advanced emergency treatment network in Metro-Atlanta. Our stroke team includes leading neurologists, emergency medicine physicians, internal medicine physicians and neuroradiologists who specialize in diagnosing and treating strokes with the newest medicines and special procedures developed specifically for stroke patients. In addition, our state-of-the art facility is equipped with CT and MRI scanners that can help diagnose without delay, so patients can get the treatment they need – as soon as possible.
More information on stroke treatment.


Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability, and rehabilitation is essential to helping stroke patients return to independent living whenever possible. Northside Hospital’s Rehabilitation licensed therapists design an individualized rehabilitation plan for each patient. Our comprehensive care ranges from physical and occupational therapy, to speech therapy. As part of our full continuum of care, we also provide referrals to home care and support services that allow many patients to regain independence and live better lives.
More information on stroke rehabilitation.

Support Groups
We offer two FREE, monthly support groups for stroke survivors and their families to promote knowledge, psychological well-being and successful adjustment back to daily routine post stroke. Each group is facilitated by a registered nurse and a licensed clinical social worker. For more information, call (404) 845-5265.

Stroke Support Group
Young Stroke Survivors(stroke before age 35)

Additional Resources

What is a stroke?

Northside Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute

Northside Hospital

Northside's Stroke Center – Atlanta
1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 845-5265

Northside Hospital – Atlanta
1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 851-8000

Northside Hospital – Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: (770) 844-3200

Northside Hospital – Cherokee
201 Hospital Road
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: (770) 720-5100

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