J. Matthew Dorman, Interim Executive Director
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SCDMH Mission

To support the recovery of people with mental illnesses.

Our Priorities

The S.C. Department of Mental Health gives priority to adults, children, and their families affected by serious mental illnesses and significant emotional disorders. We are committed to eliminating stigma and promoting the philosophy of recovery, to achieving our goals in collaboration with all stakeholders, and to assuring the highest quality of culturally competent services possible.

Notice of Nondiscrimination & Accessibility

NAMI Lowcountry is a valued community partner of Coastal Empire Community MHC.

We now accept Medical Spending Cards

Pay now @: https://ssl.sc.gov/checkout/dmh/

Who We Serve

Coastal Empire Mental Health Center serve Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties and offer a wide variety of services for children, adolescents, adults, and families.  We are committed to offering the highest quality of treatment that is proven to produce positive results.

Emergency Services

We specialize in emergency mental health care. If you or a loved one are in crisis you can contact us at one of our 6 clinics during business hours  from 8:30-5pm and after hours at 1-800-922-7844

Community Partners

Coastal Empire Mental Health Center joins forces with some incredible organizations in an effort to improve access to community resources and to ensure the very best mental health treatment possible.    



Coastal Empire Community Mental Health Center

1050 Ribaut Road

Beaufort, SC 29902

Office hours are from 8:30-5:00, Monday-Friday

(limited evening hours at some locations)

Phone: 843-524-3378

Crisis/After Hours Phone: 833-DMH-CCRI

In Case of an Emergency Dial 911