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Office Hours M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm

24 Hour Emergency Contact Number (803) 775-9364

Elder Services


Lynn Melton, Elder Service Program Director

Since interning with DMH in 1985, Lynn Melton, MSW, has devoted the majority of her career to Geriatrics in both the private and public sectors. “I was gifted with a very deep and very loud voice – my presence is generally known -- which makes it easy for the clients to hear me,” she laughed. In 2006, Melton became the Elder Service program coordinator for the Sumter Adult Clinic. The program provides individualized treatment to persons 65 and older suffering from mental illness, as well as to persons of all ages diagnosed with dementia. It currently serves approximately 200 patients.(more)
  Services Available
Our staff is trained in and sensitive to the needs of our older citizens. Our staff psychiatrist oversees all client services. We work closely with each person’s personal physician and other community and support agencies to ensure the highest quality of care. We work with the "whole person", not just a piece of the puzzle. Some of the services we provide include: Problem assessment, to include full psychological and cognitive assessment, Psychiatric assessment for treatment planning, medication intervention & management, and medical referral as needed, Individual, family & group counseling, Medication monitoring by nurses and Case management, to assist the client in accessing both mental health and appropriate health and social services.
  Confidentiality  
  The Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center will respect all aspects of your treatment as confidential; however, there may be times when information must be shared between members of your treatment team to provide the most effective treatment options available. In addition, there are some limited circumstances that, by law, may require the sharing of specific information. Please see our Notice of Privacy Practices brochure and ask your case manager if you have any questions regarding the confidentiality of information discussed during your visits.  
  Visitors  
  We give you the responsibility of who you bring with you. Small children are not to be left unattended in the waiting area..
  Confidentiality
  The Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center will respect all aspects of your treatment as confidential; however, there may be times when information must be shared between members of your treatment team to provide the most effective treatment options available. In addition, there are some limited circumstances that, by law, may require the sharing of specific information. Please see our Notice of Privacy Practices brochure and ask your case manager if you have any questions regarding the confidentiality of information discussed during your visits.  
  Visitors
  We give you the responsibility of who you bring with you. Small children are not to be left unattended in the waiting area.  
  Tobacco  
  Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center is a smoke-free facility. In order to protect your health and the health of others smoking is permitted only outside of buildings & vehicles, in designated area. Additionally, smokeless tobacco is not permitted in Center facilities or in vehicles. Additionally, smokeless tobacco is not permitted in Center facilities or in vehicles.  
  Contraband  
  Alcohol or other unauthorized drugs are not allowed in the center. Firearms and/or other concealable weapons, explosive devices of any kind and other dangerous objects, materials or substances are also considered contraband and are forbidden on Center property. Contraband will be confiscated and turned over to law enforcement.  
  Safety  
  The Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center is committed to the safety of all clients, visitors, and staff in our facilities. Staff are trained in specific procedures and techniques to prevent and manage a variety of environmental, medical, and behavioral emergencies. While the Center does not utilize seclusion or restraints with behavioral emergencies, reasonable steps including law enforcement intervention will be prudently utilized to ensure the safety and well-being of all persons in our facilities. Clients are asked to report any emergency to the nearest staff. If this information booklet doesn't answer all of your questions, feel free to ask any staff the questions you need answered. We look forward to working in partnership with you and your family to provide your outpatient mental health needs. . We look forward to working in partnership with you and your family to provide your outpatient mental health needs.

CARF Accreditation Contact Us
    Sumter Clinic: (803) 775-9364
Sumter CAF: (803) 775-7898
Kershaw  Clinic: (803) 432-5323
Clarendon Clinic: (803) 435-2124
Lee Clinic: (803) 484-9414
 
   
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