Notice of Nondiscrimination and Accessibility

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate or exclude people or treat them differently based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

SCDMH provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

  • Qualified sign language interpreters
  • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats)
SCDMH provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
  • Qualified interpreters
  • Information written in other languages
If you need these services, contact a member of your treatment team at your center or facility or the Patient Advocacy at your center or facility. Office of Client Advocacy.

If you believe that SCDMH has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:
Rochelle R. Caton, J.D.
Director of Patient Advocacy
2414 Bull St., Suite 406
Columbia, SC 29202
1-866-300-9330 (Toll Free)
Office of Client Advocacy

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at, or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
Complaint forms are available at HHS-Office for Civil Rights