As part of the intake process, you will meet with a Master Level Clinician for a clinical assessment to help determine the best way to meet your needs. If your case is opened at ABMHC, you will be scheduled follow-up appointments with a therapist, psychiatrist and care-coordinator. In some circumstances, it may be determined that you would be best served by another agency or co-served with another agency. Under these circumstances you will be provided with referral information and linked with that agency as appropriate. Quality services depend on the close working relationship between your therapist, staff, physician and yourself. As a client you have certain responsibilities. A client orientation handbook is provided upon intake for your review.

1) Walk-ins are seen on a first come, first served basis. You should arrive to ABMHC no later than 3pm Monday-Friday to be seen that day. Waiting times will vary. You will need to bring proof of identification, discharge paperwork (if being discharged from the hospital, jail, substance abuse program or referred by a private provider), proof of income, insurance card and immunization record (Children-only). The intake and assessment process typically takes 1.5-2 hours.

2) If you have private insurance contact your insurance company for a referral within your network prior to walking in. If you choose to utilize ABMHC in lieu of a provider in your network, full payment is expected for services provided.

3) We do not complete disability paperwork even if you are referred by an attorney.

4) Benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan) will only be prescribed if the ABMHC Psychiatrist feels this is the most appropriate medication for you.

5) Our physicians participate in the on-line Prescription Monitoring Program known as SCRIPTS (South Carolina Reporting and Identification Prescription Tracking System). The system collects prescription data on ALL Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances dispensed in or into the state of South Carolina. A urine drug screen may be requested at the intake and as part of the treatment process.

Updated 10/2/15