South County Mental Health Center is a major provider of mental health services to
residents of south Palm Beach County, Florida.
To be the premier behavioral health care provider to and for our entire community by:
- Providing high quality, cost effective, timely services
- Assisting individuals achieve a healthier and higher quality of life
- Referring individuals to appropriate provider(s) if we are unable to offer the service
- Attracting and retaining quality staff
- Developing the resources to enable the Center to meet these goals.
To anticipate, adapt and grow in our role as a Community Behavioral Health Care Provider for the benefit of those we serve.
Philosophy and Commitment
The Center is committed to providing quality care in the community, advocating for services in the least
restrictive environment, and the development of alternatives to hospitalization.
Maximum use is made of the client's community support system. Assistance is provided in the accessing of
health and social services available to the client while recognizing that good mental health is interdependent
with other needs.
A staff of ~ 245 provides these services. Disciplines include: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers,
nurses, mental health counselors, marriage & family therapists, activities therapists, mental health technicians
and administrative support professionals.
- Outpatient programs serve all of
Palm Beach County south of Southern Boulevard, an area which
includes approximately 600,000 residents.
- Annually, the staff serves more
than 5,000 clients.
- An average of 400 individuals initiate requests for emergency and non-emergency services each month.
Established in 1974, SCMHC is a not-for-profit charitable corporation governed by a Board of Directors who are volunteers from the community. Center programs are licensed by the State of Florida.
SCMHC is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Joint Commission: Accreditation Participation Requirements
The organization advises it's clients, staff and visitors that anyone who has concerns about the safety or quality of care provided in the organization and cannot resolve their concerns within the organization, may report these concerns to the Joint Commission.
- The organization further informs its staff that it will take no disciplinary action because an employee reports safety or quality of care concerns to the Joint Commission.
- The organization demonstrates this commitment by taking no retaliatory action against clients or employees when they do report safety or quality of care concerns to the Joint Commission.
- The Joint Commission's toll free hotline is 1-800-994-6610.