Mental Health Resources for Chester, Lancaster and York Counties
When to Act, Planning for an Emergency, What to do in an Emergency Situation
Local Area Resources and help in a Mental Health Crisis. If you or your loved one is a danger to self or others, call the Mobile Crisis Intervention Unit or call 911. If you call 911 please request a CIT Trained Officer. Be ready to give the dispatcher:
Your Name, address, the name of your loved one, any diagnosis, weapons (yes or no), medications (on or off), drug use, age/height/weight, clothing description, prior violent behavior, past psychosis, details about delusions or hallucinations (past or present), triggers, things that have helped de-escalate in the past.
Remember these people do not know your loved one. Keep in mind: You are asking a stranger to come to your home and resolve a crisis. They will have no information unless you tell them.
It is always a good idea to have a written crisis plan in place. Please read NAMI Navigating a Mental Health Crisis and have a plan in place before you encounter an emergency.
Download a PDF Resource Guide of local area providers: Local Area Resources January 2021
Download a PDF Resource Comprehensive Guide (Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union, York): Resource Guide - Northern
Not all resources are listed in all 3 places. Please search below or view PDFs electronically to ensure you have access to all resources.
SCDMH Adult Centers: Chester, Lancaster, and York Counties
Catawba Community Mental Health Center
York Adult Services: 205 Piedmont St Rock Hill, SC, 29730 8:30AM - 5PM Call (803) 329-3177
York Adult Services: 205 Piedmont Blvd #100 Rock Hill, SC 29732 Call (803) 327-2012
Rock Hill Clinic: 448 Lakeshore Pkwy #205 Rock Hill, SC 29730 Call (803) 328-9600
Chester Clinic: 524 Doctors Court Chester, SC 29706 Call (803) 581-8311
Lancaster Clinic: 1906 Hwy. 521 Bypass S Lancaster, SC 29720 Call (803) 285-7456
SCDMH Directory SC Area Clinic Information can be found here.
Hospital System Psychiatric and Behavioral Health
Piedmont Medical Center for Psychiatry Rock Hill SC
Piedmont Medical Center provides inpatient short-term crisis stabilization for adults experiencing psychiatric or emotional difficulties.
222 S Herlong Ave Rock Hill, SC, 29732 Call (803) 329-6861
Atrium Behavioral Health Charlotte NC
Novant Presbyterian Medical Center Charlotte NC
CRISIS INTERVENTION AND RESPONSE RESOURCES
South Carolina DMH's Community Crisis Response and Intervention Team:
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact DMH's Community Crisis Response and Intervention Team, statewide, toll-free, 24/7.
CCRI Access Line: 833-DMH-CCRI 833-(364-2274) This response team will come to you.
To provide services 24/7/365 within 60 minutes of contact with the CCRI team to meet the mental health needs of residents of SC
To enhance the crisis services array to include a statewide community crisis on-site emergency psychiatric screening and assessment.
Providing adults and children with clinical screening either in person at the location of the crisis, in persona at a CMHC clinic, via phone, or via telehealth communication software. Program Goals: To provide access and link patients to appropriate levels of care and divert from unnecessary hospitalization and incarcerations.
Catawba Family Center
448 Lakeshore Pkwy #110 Rock Hill, SC 29730 (803) 329-3177 8:30AM - 5PM
New Hope Carolinas
New Hope Carolinas is a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF), fully accredited by the Joint Commission.
This setting also operates a fully accredited private school and offers comprehensive medical/dental care and recreational therapy services on site. New Hope Treatment Centers, nationally recognized for behavioral healthcare, provides comprehensive residential treatment to children and their families.
LEARNING ENRICHED AUTISM PROGRAM (LEAP): Designed to provide male youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder in crisis with immediate, short-term stabilization and assessment services, LEAP provides a highly specialized environment of care, including individual rooms, muted colors throughout the unit, and alternative / augmented communication systems. In addition, each resident receives individual and group, speech and language, physical and occupational therapy services as indicated, and education services.
Rock Hill, SC 29732 Telephone: (877) 328-9300
Adult, Adolescent and Child Based Services
Affinity Health Center
Primary Care & Specialist Referrals, Avita Pharmacy Onsite, Counseling & Mental Health, Onsite Dental Care, Case Management & Support, HIV Specialty Care & Hepatitis C Treatment, HIV/Hepatitis C/STD Testing
Affinity Health Center 455 Lakeshore Parkway, Rock Hill, SC 29730 - Main Location
Make an Appointment: 803-909-6363 ext. 0.
Toll Free: 1-877-647-6363 ext. 0.
Rock Hill – Main Site: Monday-Thursday 8:00am – 7:00pm, Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Clover: Mon. & Thurs. 8:00am-5:00pm
Fort Mill: Wed. 8:00am-5:00pm
York: Tue. 8:00am-5:00pm
The Journey Behavioral & Wellness Clinic
Welcome to The Journey Behavioral & Wellness Clinic, conveniently located less than 3 miles from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. We understand that mental health is about more than medications and symptoms: it is about you. The providers at Journey Behavioral & Wellness Clinic encompass the qualities of integrity, compassion and expertise in our practice. Insurance accepted. Medication and Mental Health Management
Location: 1456 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732
Keystone Substance Abuse Services
For nearly fifty years, Keystone has offered hope and affordable professional care to persons in our community who find themselves in difficult times due to health problems from Substance Use Disorders. Keystone Substance Abuse Services is the county’s largest provider of treatment and prevention services. Keystone is internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and adheres to the definition of addictive disease as developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the standards for service placement. Keystone is a charter member of Behavioral Health Services Association of South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services annually inspect Keystone.
P.O. Box 4437 • Rock Hill, SC 29732
Outpatient: (803) 324-1800
Inpatient: (803) 324-0404
Prevention: (803) 324-4118
Emergency: (803) 324-0404
Youth Center: (803) 323-6384
No Limits Counseling
Michele Mattox, LCSW, LISW has developed a practice specifically for teens and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Providing mental health counseling, life skills training, and relationships & boundaries groups to teens (ages 16+) and adults with I/DD. Licensed to provide mental health services in NC and SC.
Rebound Behavioral Health
Rebound Behavioral Health is an adult inpatient treatment center and substance abuse rehab program nestled in a peaceful, wooded estate. Rebound Behavioral Health features a 63-bed inpatient treatment program for men and women aged 18 and older. The alcohol and drug detox program offers high-quality medically-monitored detox.
PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION PROGRAM - The PHP is an ideal level of care for adults who can benefit from intensive step-down support following the completion of inpatient treatment or whose needs are not severe enough to warrant enrollment in our inpatient program.
Rebound Behavioral Health Hospital: 134 E Rebound Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720 Telephone (855) 821-1831
Palmetto Counseling and Consulting
Palmetto Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC is proud to provide an award-winning team of therapists that have the knowledge and experience to guide patients through a number of challenges. Individual and Group Therapy available including DBT groups for teens and adolescents.
To Make An Appointment For Therapy Services, Call (803) 329-9639.
1721 Ebenezer Road, Suite #225 Rock Hill, SC 29732
1201 Carolina Place Drive, Suites #110 & #111 Fort Mill, SC 29708
Queen City Counseling & Consulting PLLC
Queen City Counseling & Consulting provides individual and group mental health services to adolescents and young adults in the Charlotte area. We see clients ages 13 to 25 with a special interest in treating trauma-related disorders. Including an intensive therapy program designed for adolescents ages 13-17 (or 18 if still in high school) who are in need of a higher level of care with minimal school interference.
5950 Fairview Rd, Suite 618 Charlotte, NC 28210 Call (704) 457-8222 Email: email@example.com
Mental Health and South Carolina:
Code of Laws: South Carolina Code of Laws Unannotated Title 44 - Health CHAPTER 17 Care and Commitment of Mentally Ill Persons ARTICLE 3 Admission and Discharge of Voluntary Patients
SC Laws that Pertain to Mental Health: NOTICE: The following reference to the Code of Laws of South Carolina is for general information only. Specific circumstances and facts may require consultation with DMH supervisory staff and/or the Office of General Counsel. South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Mental Health Court - York County
SC Judicial Branch, York County Mental Health Court
What is Mental Health Court? "York County started a mental health court Friday as an alternative way of dealing with non-violent criminal offenders who have mental illness. Offenders must plead guilty with the opportunity to get their records eventually wiped clean if they complete three years of counseling and court monitoring, prosecutors said.
The court was created to address the problem of people with mental illness who commit crimes because of a problem with staying on medications or other problems, said Kevin Brackett, 16th Circuit solicitor. Offenders will be treated at Catawba Community Mental Health Center as part of a three-year court-treatment plan, he said.
"This is an effort to break the cycle for this segment of our population that offends, and re-offends," Brackett said" ... Continue Reading
Judge Carolyn W. Rogers: As probate judge, she speaks often to churches and other community groups and businesses about advance planning and the role of the probate court, to law enforcement in regard to mental health commitments, and to members of the SC Bar as to practice tips in the probate court.
Pathways Community Center
The PATHWAYS concept is unique: to create in one location, a single point of entry that serves as a "pathway" to a continuum of care that will provide stability, supportive services, and shelter, to renew broken lives. As York County’s population continues to grow, so too does the number of people in crisis. Meeting this increasing demand for assistance has been an overwhelming task for our community’s service agencies. To help meet this challenge, a group of business, church, government, and community leaders has been working with existing agencies on a new model that offers access to all the critical services for our struggling adults and families at a SINGLE location in Rock Hill.
Telephone: (803) 366-PATH (7284)
HEALTHY CONNECTIONS - South Carolina Medicaid
Healthy Connections is South Carolina's Medicaid program. It is a medical assistance program that helps pay for some or all medical bills for many people who cannot afford medical care. The program also assists individuals who are over 65 or have a disability with the costs of nursing facility care and other medical expenses. Eligibility is usually based on applicants' income and assets. Healthy Connections is administered by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) and pays medical bills with state and federal tax money.
HOW DO I APPLY? To apply for Healthy Connections, you will need to complete and submit an application. You may apply online at apply.scdhhs.gov. SC Thrive is available to assist you with the online Healthy Connections application and can provide an assessment of your household's most likely health coverage options. Please contact their helpline at (800) 726-8774 or visit them online at scthrive.org if you have questions or need assistance.
You may also apply in person at your local county office or contact our main customer service line at (888) 549-0820. In addition, you may apply in person at federally qualified rural health centers and at most hospitals. TTY: 888-842-3620
SCDHEC Resource Page is Available Here and includes the following information and resources:
Getting Help for People with Disabilities
If you have impairments or are seeking help for a family member, these agencies and organizations may be able to help.
- DHEC's Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs operates a variety of programs for children with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or severe developmental delays. For info, call our toll-free Care Line: (855) 472-3432.
- Medicaid can assist financially eligible people to get care from approved health care providers. You must apply for Medicaid through the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. An electronic application is available on the website. For info, call toll free: (888) 549-0820.
- The SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department provides rehabilitation services for people with disabilities leading to competitive employment. The agency supports eligible school-age individuals in transitioning into the competitive work environment. For info, call toll free: (800) 832-7526.
- MakeTheConnection.net helps Veterans explore ways to address alcohol or drug problems. A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs portal to help Veterans connect with resources and support to manage and confront the issues they may have, and find solutions for improving their lives. Unsure of what kind of help you need? Call 1-877-222-VETS (1-877-222-8387).
- The Social Security Administration provides applications for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income. For info, call toll free: (800) 772-1213.
- Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities provides a variety of assistance for people with disabilities who feel their rights are violated or are having difficulty accessing services. For info, call toll free: (866) 275-7273.
- The SC Department of Mental Health provides a full range of community and inpatient services to citizens of all ages who have emotional or psychiatric problems. For info, call toll free: (800)763-1024.
- The SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Head and Spinal Cord Injury Division offers information and referrals, service coordination to directly assist an individual in accessing all appropriate public and private resources, and an array of other services and supports. For info, call toll free (888) 376-4636.
- Community Long Term Care helps individuals who want to live at home, need assistance with their care, and are financially eligible for Medicaid. For info, call toll free: (888) 549-0820.
- The Free Medical Clinic provides quality healthcare at no cost to residents who cannot pay for such services and who have no health insurance. To qualify for the clinic, individuals must meet two conditions: have no health insurance and have a household income at or below 133% of the federal poverty level. For info, call: (803) 765-1503.
- SC Thrive is an online service that simplifies and centralizes the process of applying for many state and federal benefits for those with low or moderate-incomes. The program ensures that people are aware of the benefits to which they are entitled and maximize those they can secure. For info, call toll free: (800) 726-8774.
- The SC Department of Education, Office of Exceptional Children ensures that all children with disabilities in South Carolina have a free and appropriate public education, protects the rights of these children and their parents, and provides leadership to school districts and state-operated programs in the provision of appropriate special education and related services. For info, call: (803) 734-8224.
- BabyNet at SC First Steps is an early intervention program that provides services to infants and toddlers younger than 3 years of age with developmental delays or who have conditions associated with developmental delays. To the maximum extent possible, services are provided in the child's natural environments. For info, call the toll-free Care Line (855) 472-3432, or call (803)734-8077. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY CONNECTION SC
Family Connection of South Carolina has a long history of providing parent-to-parent support to families of children with disabilities or special healthcare needs. Each year, hundreds of families in our state are connected with veteran "mentor" parents who have walked a similar journey.
Have a question about insurance or healthcare? Need help navigating the system of medical care and insurance coverage for those with disabilities or special health care needs? Our healthcare team can help you with questions related to private insurance, Medicaid, TEFRA, appeals, waivers, and managed care information. Family Connection can provide applications and support in person or over the phone.
- Guardianship involves the appointment of an individual (a guardian) by the Probate Court to handle the personal, custodial, and healthcare decisions for an incapacitated adult (your child).
- A Conservatorship involves the Probate Court appointing an individual (a conservator—you in most cases) to manage an incapacitated adult’s (your child’s) financial affairs or property.
- Power of Attorney is a legal document, also filed in Probate Court, which establishes certain legal powers to act on the behalf of an individual (your child). These documents are for a specific function like medical or financial affairs, and end at a specific time, or after a specific function is carried out.
York County 211
United Way of York County
United Way 2-1-1 or 866-892-9211 is a helpline that connects people with important community services to meet everyday needs and the immediate needs of people in crisis.
Trained operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
South Carolina 2-1-1 also has a free app available for download on Apple App Store and Google Play.
2-1-1 is easy, confidential, and free!
H.U.G.S. Survivor Of Suicide Loss Support Group
H.U.G.S. offers support, understanding and education to empower the Survivor of Suicide Loss through the grieving process.
For those suffering from the aftermath of losing a loved one to suicide a hug can be a rescue from profound and unfathomable grief. H.U.G.S. is a safe haven for those who need help. It is a place to be embraced and carried by others until you find the strength to carry on and be strong once again. H.U.G.S. is not a treatment. Program Directors, themselves Survivors of Suicide Loss, guide you through your own unique, personal and powerful journey with the skills and tenderness only afforded by those who have experienced this kind of profound loss of their own. Website to connect with H.U.G.S.
1. Mental Health America "The housing staff works with the local community to design housing that best fits the needs of consumers and may use federal, state and private funding sources for construction. MHASC and its affiliates are the single largest non-profit sponsoring housing for the psychiatrically disabled in South Carolina. Since 1990, MHASC and its affiliates have sponsored more than 600 housing units."
2. Licensed Facilities by Type DHEC The Bureau of Health Facility Licensing (BHFL) regulates health care facilities and providers in South Carolina. It enforces standards, inspects, and licenses facilities such as nursing homes, hospices, home health agencies, body piercing facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, tattoo facilities, adult day cares and renal dialysis facilities. The Bureau also licenses hearing aid specialists and midwives.
3. Clover - Clover Commons Apartments (All residents MUST have services somewhere, not specifically Catawba Mental Health) Income-Based apartments Call Debbie Robison 803-325-1150 property manager
4. Carolina Place Rock Hill Apartments, Income-Based. Call Debbie Robison 803-325-1150 property manager
5. Catawba Mental Health has 16 units in Chester (not necessary to be a client) $450 per month. Information from Joyce Kirk - Catawba Mental Health
6. Rock Hill on Hwy 901 there are single units (new, modern with patios) Single Units for people with mental health challenges. Fort Mill Housing Authority Manages those units. P.O. Box 220 105 Bozeman Drive Fort Mill, SC 29716 Office 803-547-6787 FAX 803-548-2125
7. Divine Manor Residential/Managed Care facility. 2210 Oak Pawn Road. Rock Hill Mr. Clifford 803-329-4494 Must sign in and out, no overnight guests, this is a residential facility, not private apartments. This facility provides meals, transport, etc.
8. Most units thought the Department of Mental Health Program (through Catawba Mental Health for this area) are going to be given priority to families or family-based.
There is an optional state supplement for rent for those who have benefits due to mental illness. Inquire at the Social Security office or with Catawba Mental Health.
*Important - SC Department of Mental Health for assistance, questions, complaints, and problems with any public mental health facility, you can call to have someone help you navigate and advocate for you https://scdmh.net/49-2/patient-advocacy-2/
You may also contact the SCDMH Office of Patient Advocacy: Rochele Caton, Patient Advocacy Director and ADA Coordinator Call: 1-803-898-8557 (Toll Free) 1-866-300-9330 In the Tri-County Area: You may also contact Reginald Bracket at Catawba Mental Health. Mr. Bracket works closely with Rochele to ensure people are getting the resources they need.
Psychiatric Service Dogs: Psychiatric Service Dog Partners We educate, advocate for, and support people with psychiatric service dogs. While we don't provide dogs or training, we offer resources to help people obtain and train their own psychiatric service dogs. Call 805-876-4256
Hooves and Hands seeks to promote social, emotional, and behavioral growth, learning, and knowledge of these virtues to enrich the quality of life and relationships for the under-served populations which include individuals of all walks of life through accessible counseling, equine assistance therapy, and education. Text (516) 712-5324 or Call (803) 792-0751
MaxAbilities, also known as the York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs. Our Mission is to maximize abilities for individuals with special needs in York County by Teaching, Empowering, Advocating, and Mentoring.
Protection & Advocacy, Disability Rights "We protect and advance the legal, civil and human rights of people with disabilities in South Carolina" How We Can Help
As the legal advocacy organization in South Carolina that represents the rights of individuals with disabilities, we can serve individuals and families in a number of ways. These are some examples of the areas we focus on. Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation, Employment Opportunities, Healthcare & Social Security, Assistive Technology, Education Access, Transportation, Community Integration, Housing, Voter Participation. 3710 Landmark Drive Suite 208 Columbia, SC 29204 Help Line (866) 275-7273 Office (803) 782-0639 TTY (866) 232-4525
If you need help applying for Healthy Connections (Medicaid), need assistance with your existing health plan, or have other questions, please contact Healthy Connections 888-549-0820
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.
National Sexual Assault Hotline. Free. Confidential. 24/7. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Finding the right therapist can often be a lengthy and challenging process, and Black men may not know where to begin. Determining what kind of therapist is best suited for treating a particular issue is not the easiest of tasks.
TherapyForBlackMen.org is a directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist. Using the directory, men can search by therapist location and specialization. Searching by location, the results will include the therapists near you and will display their credentials, location, and the issues they treat.
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
The South Carolina Autism Society The mission of the SCAS is to equip those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders with knowledge and support to maximize their quality of life.
Project Hope - A lifespan of Autism Services Adult Services
A tsunami of adults with autism is on its way. Each of these individuals has unique strengths and challenges. Our goal is to continue to develop services that will assist in expanding the potential of this population and to shape policies that will fund these services. We currently offer individualized support to address problem behavior (Behavior Supports), one-on-one activities using ABA methodology (Hope Alive), employment options (Project Fulfillment), and social opportunities for young adults (Extended Hope - currently inactive due to COVID-19).
Vocational Rehabilitation SC Why seek VR services? If you have a disability, we can help you understand the options available in becoming or staying employed. Individualized services are provided at offices around the state and may include: Assessment for eligibility, career exploration, and planning for employment; Disability management through counseling, therapies, treatments, or assistive devices; Training to enhance skills using instruction and work experiences in our offices, on worksites, or through educational partnerships; Job search assistance to help you find competitive employment, and support once you are on the job.
Social Security Disability Resources: South Carolina has a number of Social Security offices where those looking to apply for Social Security benefits can fill out an application and be guided through the entire process.
Disability Determination Process: How do you qualify for disability in SC?
Some publications that will give you more information on disability benefits: The Disability Starter Kit will help you get ready for your disability interview or online application. Kits are available for adults and for children under age 18.
Requirements For Disability in SC:
1. Be unable to perform work that he or she performed prior to the disability.
2. Be unable to work as a direct result of his or her disability.
3. Have a disability that has lasted, or is expected to last, for a time period of at least one year or result in death.
Impact York County: A coalition of caring organizations committed to creating healthy & flourishing communities. Impact York County serves as the umbrella coalition to demonstrate collective impact and create a structure to support a culture of community health.
Social and Emotional Learning Alliance in South Carolina (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
The Transition Advisory Council of York, Chester, and Lancaster counties (TAC) is made up of local school district representatives and local and state agencies who support the transition of people with disabilities.
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