South County Mental Health Center is a major provider of mental health services to residents of south Palm Beach County, Florida.


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We employ more than 300 in a wide range of health care roles. These include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, activities therapists, mental health technicians, and administrative support professionals. Our staff delivers sound clinical treatment with compassion and sensitivity.

Did you know?

  • SCMHC outpatient programs serve all of Palm Beach County south of Southern Boulevard, an area that includes approximately 600,000 residents.
  • SCMHC staff provides behavioral health care for more than 5,000 clients each year.
  • SCMHC receives 400 requests for emergency and nonemergency services each month.

Who pays for our services?

The money to provide our behavioral health care services comes from The Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network, client insurance and personal income funds, the Florida Department of Children & Families, the Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners, and donations.

South County Mental Health Center receives reimbursement funds from contracts with state and county governments to assist with payment for those who qualify.

Since many government and private grants require matching funds, SCMHC depends upon the generosity of concerned individuals to provide financial support.

South County Mental Health Center is a privately owned nonprofit chartered by the state of Florida in 1974. We are governed by a board of directors who are volunteers from the community, and our programs are licensed by the state of Florida. SCMHC is accredited by The Joint Commission.