The Columbia Area Mental Health Center (CAMHC) is an outpatient facility of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (DMH). CAMHC serves residents of Richland and Fairfield counties. Our staff is dedicated to the recovery of people with serious mental illnesses. Each year, CAMHC serves over 7,000 patients with serious mental illness or emotional disturbances, helping them recover and live fulfilling lives. We believe in the importance of mental health as a major factor in contributing to your quality of life, and we provide services regardless of your ability to pay. To make an appointment, please contact the Mental Health Clinic in your area.
Hours of Operation: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
* For after-hours emergencies call 833-364-2274.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions
CAMHC is taking precautions to protect patients and staff from exposure to the novel coronavirus. If you have an appointment by phone or telehealth, your information will be secure and private, just as with an in-person visit. We are open for emergencies, and to provide scheduled injections. If you are not sure when your next appointment is, or you have general questions, please call and talk to staff. Phone numbers are listed below or Click here for Center and clinic phone numbers. The DMH Mobile Crisis Team continues to respond to crises in the community. To reach your local team, call (833) 364-2274.
All DMH facilities are licensed or accredited. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Three-Year Accreditation was awarded to CAMHC in 2019 for the following programs:
- Community Integration, (Adults)
- Crisis Intervention (Adults)
- Crisis Intervention (Children & Adolescents)
- Outpatient Treatment (Adults)
- Outpatient Treatment (Children & Adolescents)