ARC building

The Department of Mental Health Assessment & Resource Center (ARC) began in 1990 as a small medical evaluation clinic, with a doctor, a social worker and a Child Life Specialist. The ARC rapidly expanded to include mental health services, forensic interviewing and victim advocacy. 

Today, the ARC represents a collaboration between the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, and provides training to a wide range of professionals.