South Carolina Department of Mental Health

Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center

Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center
Main Center


Address: 1135 Gregg Highway
Aiken, SC 29801
Phone: 803.641.7700

Aiken Main Center Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

After-hours crisis line: 1 (833) 364-2274

FRST responders team: 1 (833) 364-3778.



Effective Monday, Monday 6/14/2021, ABMHC locations will operate as follows:

PROCEDURES: Individuals needing services can walk-in Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm for a same day assessment and are seen on a first come, first served basis. Waiting times will vary. If you are unable to walk-in, we can schedule an appointment for you. Please call our ACCESS team at 803-508-7913.

  • All patients, staff and visitors will be screened and have your temperature taken (by infrared thermometer) prior to entering the building.
  • All patients, staff and visitors will be required to wear a mask.
  • If you have a face to face appointment, we ask that you do not bring a visitor with you.
  • Children may be accompanied by one parent or care-giver.
  • If you need other arrangements, please call us in advance.

All three locations are open Mondays-Fridays from 8:30am-5:00pm.  We offer face to face appointments and telehealth services.
Crisis Services- As always our Community Crisis Response Team is active and available. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis call 1-833-364-2274.
Our FRST Responders team remains available to provide mental health services to First Responders (EMTs, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Dispatchers, Detention Center Officers).  Contact our FRST Team at 1-833-364-3778.

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Welcome!  This website was designed to provide the citizens of Aiken & Barnwell county an opportunity to learn more about what we do and to be able to link with other resources that might be of benefit to them.  Please, browse our website to learn more about our services.

Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center (ABMHC) is one of 16 South Carolina Department of Mental Health community mental health centers providing mental services to those who are diagnosed with mental illness. ABMHC serves adults, children and their families.

ABMHC is a healthcare organization committed to providing quality mental health services to the residents of Aiken and Barnwell counties. We have a talented team of psychiatrists, mental health counselors, nurses, case-managers, administrative and support staff who are passionate about helping people.

ABMHC has provided essential behavioral health services to the residents of Aiken & Barnwell counties since July 1, 1965. Intervention, prevention and recovery services may include: Assessment, Therapy, Care-Coordination, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Peer Support, and Community Collaboration.  

Mission Statement

To support the recovery of people with mental illnesses.

Core Values

  • Respect for the Individual
  • Support for Local Care
  • Commitment to Quality
  • Dedication to improved public awareness and knowledge

ABMHC is CARF Accreditated for the following programs/services:
Outpatient Treatment for Adults, Children & Adolescents
Community Integration – Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services-Adults

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