The Beckman Center for Mental Health Services is a public mental health system that provides a range of services to individuals in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, and Saluda counties. These services include outpatient counseling, psychiatric treatment, and case management for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Patients can be admitted to the Behavioral Health Center through a medical referral or to the Self-Regional Emergency Care Center. In addition to mental health services, the Agency also provides long-term care services at a community nursing care center and three state nursing homes for veterans. Greenwood County has been the center of Beckman's services since 1975 when the Laurens Mental Health Clinic opened.
This was followed by Newberry in 1979, Abbeville in 1984, Edgefield in 1986, Saluda in 1986, and McCormick in 1992. As South Carolina's public mental health system, it offers outpatient mental health services through a network of 16 communities and associated health centers and clinics that serve all 46 counties. Psychiatric hospital services are provided through three state hospitals, including one for substance abuse treatment. The original clinic, called Area Five Mental Health Center, was located in Greenwood and had two full-time employees and a part-time psychiatrist. If you are looking for quality mental health care in Greenwood or the surrounding areas, you have access to a variety of resources. Individuals who need inpatient mental health services are encouraged to contact their primary care providers or mental health professionals for support during the referral process.
The Beckman Center for Mental Health Services is dedicated to providing quality care to individuals with mental health disorders.