SCDMH and COVID-19: IMPORTANT CHANGES, 3/20/20
SCDMH inpatient facilities (hospitals and nursing homes), and community mental health centers remain operational and are taking precautions to protect patients, residents and staff from exposure to the novel coronavirus.
As a precaution, effective FRIDAY, MARCH 20, all outpatient mental health centers and clinics are changing operations to help keep patients, staff, and our community healthy and prevent further spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Here’s what that means for patients:
- If you have a routine (scheduled) appointment, a member of our staff will call you to discuss options for your current needs - either by phone or possibly secure video - so that you will not need to come in person. Staff will explain how telephone and telehealth visits work.
- If you have an appointment by phone or telehealth, your information will be secure and private, just as with an in-person visit.
- We will remain open for emergencies, and to provide scheduled injections.
- If you are not sure when your next appointment is, or have general questions, please CALL AND TALK TO STAFF, DO NOT COME TO THE CENTER: Phone numbers are listed below or Click here for Center and clinic phone numbers.
The DMH Assessment Mobile Crisis/CCRI Team will continue to respond to crises in the community. To reach your local team, call (833) 364-2274.
Remember, these are precautions to help limit patient and staff exposure to the Coronavirus in our community. We must all do our part to keep our families, friends, and neighbors safe and healthy.
Waccamaw Mental Health Center Patients, Staff, Friends, and Neighbors – Coping with COVID-19
We’ve all seen and heard a lot about Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19), and it can be overwhelming. In addition to taking steps to ensure our physical health at this time, it’s just as important to ensure our mental health!
Click here for information and helpful tips on how to cope.
We must look out for one another to stay healthy!
Serving Horry, Georgetown, and Williamsburg Counties
Our mission is to provide quality services to assist people with severe and persistent mental illness and to support the recovery of people with mental illness. Priority is given to those with serious mental illness and to emotionally disturbed children and their families. Other services are provided as resources allow. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.
WCMH provides a wide array of services including outpatient therapy, psychiatric evaluation, supportive group therapy, nursing services, and medication management to adults, adolescents, children and their families. WCMH works with local and state agencies and community organizations to provide patients additional needed resources.
If you, or someone you know, has a life threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.
Crisis Services are available at all four (4) WCMH locations. During normal business hours, 8:30AM to 5:00PM, feel free to call your local mental health clinic for an appointment to be seen. Walk-ins in crisis are accepted. After business hours, your call will be forwarded to the on-call line and you will be given further instructions.
Hours: WCMH clinics are open
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on State holidays
Please call the clinic nearest you (listed below) for an appointment or more information.
Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Clinic Locations:
WMHC has a variety of employment opportunities.
Find current WCMH job listings at careers.sc.gov
WCMH is an National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved site.