Habersham County Emergency Services is asking the public to use caution and only dial 911 if there is a true medical emergency.
With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, local emergency services agencies have been stretched to their limits.
County officials say all hospitals south of Gainesville are on a diversion. While North Georgia Medical Center is full, ambulance patients are being accepted.
However, wait times to off-load patients are often an hour or more at times for patients who are not serious or critical.
If there is an emergency, Habersham County Emergency Services is ready to assist but please use your best judgement and seek care for minor ailments with a local physician at an Urgent Care Center .