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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.

Mission & Vision

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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June 24, 2024

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June 06, 2024

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May 10, 2024

Without Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Interventions, We Can’t Address the Maternal Mortality Crisis

May 1, 2024, marked World Maternal Mental Health Day, and on May 12, 2024, we will celebrate Mother’s Day. While maternal health is a recognized public health crisis in the United States, mental health, substance misuse, and substance use disorder (SUD) are often overlooked as part of the crisis.

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May 08, 2024

Elmo wants to ‘check in’ again, this time as part of a new ‘Sesame Street’ mental health initiative

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