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Media Visitation Policy

Media Visits

DeKalb Medical welcomes visits from the media with prior permission from our Media Relations office. Journalists are asked to contact a DeKalb Medical Media Relations Coordinator any time they plan to visit DeKalb Medical. Call 404.501.5208, Monday through Friday, between 9-5pm. All media personnel must be accompanied by a DeKalb Medical Media Relations Coordinator while visiting any of our campuses.

Consent Forms

For the safety and privacy of our patients, visitors and staff, our standard policies, including HIPAA compliance, extend to journalists as well. See Protected Health Information (PHI) and HIPAA Compliance. We have strict rules regarding patient confidentiality and consideration. We must have consent forms signed when journalists visiting DeKalb Medical use names or photos of patients and staff. These forms must be signed in the presence of a DeKalb Medical Media Relations Coordinator.

Journalists are welcome on the DeKalb Medical campuses. We are open to hosting individual reporters or crews in surgery, in clinics, or in meeting our faculty, staff, volunteers and patients. We strictly adhere to our guidelines for journalists.

Directions and Parking

Click on these links for directions to our three campuses:
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
DeKalb Medical at Hillandale
DeKalb Medical at Downtown Decatur

Parking is available and a Media Relations Coordinator can provide directions to the valet stand or convenient parking locations.

How DeKalb Medical Media Relations Can Help You

A Media Relations Coordinator is available for your medical and health-related inquiries and as a source for story ideas on a multitude of topics including orthopedics, bariatrics, women’s health, and cancer research and treatment, to name a few. Click on this link to access our Speakers Bureau Request form.

How to contact us:

Media Relations: Margaret Harrison
Phone: 404.501.2885 (M-F, 9-5pm), alternative for after hours (M-F, after 5pm, and weekends) call 77.268.0851

Mailing Address: DeKalb Medical , Marketing Communication Dept., 2701 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033

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DeKalb Medical
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2701 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033

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