South Carolina Department of Mental Health

Notice of Nondiscrimination and Accessibility


The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate or exclude people or treat them differently based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. 

SCDMH provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

  • Qualified sign language interpreters
  • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats)

SCDMH provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:

  • Qualified interpreters
  • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact your treatment team at your center or facility or the Patient Advocate at your center or facility.


If you believe that SCDMH has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:

Rochelle R. Caton, J.D.
Director of Patient Advocacy
2414 Bull St., Suite 406
Columbia, SC 29202
1-866-300-9330 (Toll Free)
email: rochelle.caton@scdmh.org

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at: 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html

Language Services:


ATTENTION:  If you speak a language other than English, language assistance service, free of charge is available to you.  Call 1-803-641-7700 (1-800-647-2066 TTY).

Español (Spanish)
ATENCIÓN:  Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística.  Llame al 1-803-641-7700  (1-800-647-2066 TTY).


हिंदी (Hindi)
ध्यान दें:  यदि आप हिंदी बोलते हैं तो आपके लिए मुफ्त में भाषा सहायता सेवाएं उपलब्ध हैं। 1-803-641-7700 (1-800-647-2066 TTY) पर कॉल करें।


ខ្មែរ (Cambodian)
ប្រយ័ត្ន៖  បើសិនជាអ្នកនិយាយ ភាសាខ្មែរ, សេវាជំនួយផ្នែកភាសា ដោយមិនគិតឈ្នួល គឺអាចមានសំរាប់បំរើអ្នក។  ចូរ ទូរស័ព្ទ 1-803-641-7700 (1-800-647-2066 TTY)


Русский (Russian)
ВНИМАНИЕ:  Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода.  Звоните 1-803-641-7700  (телетайп: 1-855-446-6941).


Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
CHÚ Ý:  Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn.  Gọi số 1-803-641-7700 (1-800-647-2066 TTY).


繁體中文 (Chinese)
注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電1-803-641-7700 (1-800-647-2066 TTY).


Tagalog (Tagalog – Filipino)
PAUNAWA:  Kung nagsasalita ka ng Tagalog, maaari kang gumamit ng mga serbisyo ng tulong sa wika nang walang bayad.  Tumawag sa 1-803-641-7700 (1-800-647-2066 TTY).


Українська (Ukrainian)
УВАГА!  Якщо ви розмовляєте українською мовою, ви можете звернутися до безкоштовної служби мовної підтримки.  Телефонуйте за номером 1-803-641-7700 (телетайп:  1-800-647-2066).


한국어 (Korean)
주의:  한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다.  1-803-641-7700 (1-800-647-2066 TTY). 번으로 전화해 주십시오.


لعربية (Arabic)
ملحوظة:  إذا كنت تتحدث اذكر اللغة، فإن خدمات المساعدة اللغوية تتوافر لك بالمجان.  اتصل برقم 1-803-641-7700 (رقم هاتف الصم والبكم:  1-800-647-2066).


Português (Portuguese)
ATENÇÃO:  Se fala português, encontram-se disponíveis serviços linguísticos, grátis.  Ligue para 1-803-641-7700 (1-800-647-2066 TTY).


日本語 (Japanese)
注意事項:日本語を話される場合、無料の言語支援をご利用いただけます。1-803-641-7700 (1-800-647-2066 TTY) まで、お電話にてご連絡ください。


ગુજરાતી (Gujarati)
સુચના: જો તમે ગુજરાતી બોલતા હો, તો નિ:શુલ્ક ભાષા સહાય સેવાઓ તમારા માટે ઉપલબ્ધ છે. ફોન કરો  1-803-641-7700 (1-800-647-2066 TTY).


Deutsch (German)
ACHTUNG:  Wenn Sie Deutsch sprechen, stehen Ihnen kostenlos sprachliche Hilfsdienstleistungen zur Verfügung.  Rufnummer: 1-803-641-7700 (1-800-647-2066 TTY).