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Coastal Empire Community Mental Health Center (CECMHC) serves five Lowcountry South Carolina counties:  Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, Hampton, and Allendale. Services are accessed by either calling or visiting in person to schedule an initial interview. Typically an interview will take place within a few days. Crises are addressed promptly. Major insurances are accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid. Staff are available to discuss payment plans for clients and their families. The Center can help individuals determine if they may be eligible for public benefits.

Programs and Services offered:

Emergency/Crisis Intervention Emergency assessment and counseling for adults, children, and adolescents in distress who need immediate attention.  This may include referral for hospitalization.  On-call mental health professionals are available throughout the five counties 24/7 in local hospitals to assess those in need of state hospitalization or other required screenings.

Mental Health Counseling/Psychiatric Services - Individual, Group or Family counseling with an emphasis on consumer/family education.   This may include additional assessment by a psychiatrist, medication prescription or medication monitoring.

Case Management Services - Support and community outreach for mental health consumers experiencing major situational and/or psychiatric problems.  This service is to assist the consumer in maintaining the highest level of community functioning possible.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation - A safe, supportive, accepting environment where consumers with serious/persistent mental illnesses can meet daily to learn, strengthen, and develop skills necessary for successful community living.

Home Share Former long-term inpatients from state hospitals live with families in the community and are provided intensive services to support successful community tenure.

 Truancy Diversion Program Available in Allendale County this program serves middle school students who are at risk due to truancy and minor juvenile offenses.

 School-Based Mental Health Program Available in some of the middle schools in some of the counties served.  Child, adolescent and family mental health professionals provide direct services to students and families and consultation to teachers and other school staff.

 Detention Center Based Services A mental health professional is stationed at the Beaufort County Detention Center to screen and assess inmates and provide brief counseling intervention.  A psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner provide additional on-site service part-time.

 Department of Social Services Based Services A child, adolescent, and family mental health professional provides on-site services at the Beaufort County Department of Social Services for families referred by DSS staff.



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