Lynn Melton, Program Coordinator
Our staff is trained in and sensitive to the needs of our older citizens. Our staff psychiatrist oversees all client services. We work closely with each person’s personal physician and other community and support agencies to ensure the highest quality of care. We work with the "whole person", not just a piece of the puzzle. Some of the services we provide include: Problem assessment, to include full psychological and cognitive assessment, psychiatric assessment for treatment planning, medication intervention & management, and medical referral as needed, Individual, family & group counseling, medication monitoring by nurses and case management, to assist the client in accessing both mental health and appropriate health and social services.
The Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center will respect all aspects of your treatment as confidential; however, there may be times when information must be shared between members of your treatment team to provide the most effective treatment options available. In addition, there are some limited circumstances that, by law, may require the sharing of specific information. For more information, please visit the DMH Privacy Practices webpage and/or speak to your case manager about the confidentiality of information discussed during your visits.
You are responsible for anyone you bring with you. Small children are not to be left unattended in the waiting area.
Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center is a smoke-free facility. In order to protect your health and the health of others, smoking is only permitted outside in designated areas. Additionally, smokeless tobacco is not permitted in Center facilities or vehicles.
Alcohol or other unauthorized drugs are not allowed in the center. Firearms and/or other concealable weapons, explosive devices of any kind and other dangerous objects, materials or substances are also forbidden on Center property. All these items are considered contraband and will be confiscated and turned over to law enforcement.
The Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center is committed to the safety of all clients, visitors, and staff in our facilities. Staff are trained in specific procedures and techniques to prevent and manage a variety of environmental, medical, and behavioral emergencies. While the Center does not utilize seclusion or restraints with behavioral emergencies, reasonable steps including law enforcement intervention will be prudently utilized to ensure the safety and well-being of all persons in our facilities. Clients are asked to report any emergency to the nearest staff. If this information booklet doesn't answer all of your questions, feel free to ask any staff the questions you need answered. We look forward to working in partnership with you and your family to provide your outpatient mental health needs. We look forward to working in partnership with you and your family to provide your outpatient mental health needs.