DMH operates:

  • 17 community-based outpatient mental health centers;
  • Clinics which serve all 46 counties in South Carolina;
  • Four licensed hospitals, including one for substance abuse treatment;
  • Four nursing homes, including three for veterans;
  • A Forensics program; and
  • A Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program.

Also:

  • DMH provides services to approximately 100,000 patients per year, almost 30,000 of whom are children.
  • DMH is one of the largest hospital systems and nursing home bed providers in South Carolina.
  • DMH mental health centers operate within federal, state, and community ethical standards.
  • DMH provides services regardless of ability to pay.

All DMH facilities are licensed or accredited by applicable accreditation groups.

  • All 17 DMH community mental health centers are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.
  • Each of DMH’s psychiatric hospitals is accredited by the Joint Commission, which aims to improve healthcare by evaluating healthcare providers and inspiring them to excel in the provision of safe, effective care of the highest quality and value.
  • Morris Village Treatment Center, the Agency’s inpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility, is licensed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.
  • Each of DMH’s four nursing homes is licensed by the SC DHEC and certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

CARF Gold Seal  

DMH is a healthcare organization committed to providing quality mental health services to residents of South Carolina. We have a talented team of psychiatrists, mental health counselors, nurses, case managers, administrative and support staff who are passionate about helping people.