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South Central Mental Health Center is a comprehensive community mental health center providing mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance use services to the citizens of Butler, Coffee, Covington, and Crenshaw Counties.

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Working Toward a Healthy Future for Communities in Butler, Coffee, Covington, and Crenshaw Counties

SCAMHC is a 501c3 organization providing an array of services to mentally ill, substance use, and developmentally disabled individuals in Butler, Coffee, Covington, and Crenshaw Counties. We serve approximately 4,500 persons annually. Our ability to meet the needs of the uninsured is limited without the assistance of philanthropic agencies and local government support.

We are considered quasi-governmental since we are established by local governmental entities: Butler, Coffee, Covington, and Crenshaw Counties; Cities of Opp, Florala, Andalusia, Red Level, Greenville, Brantley, Luverne, Elba, and Enterprise.

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We are dedicated to improving lives in a professional and caring manner.


SCAMHC provides quality mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance use services with respect for dignity and privacy to promote recovery.

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Connecting you with the help you need, we provide various resources including forms, meeting schedules, contacts, and more.

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Your donation helps us ensure that everyone in our community has access to care so they can lead healthier, happier lives.

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