If a person is considered to be mentally ill or addicted to alcohol or drugs, court ordered treatment may be required. If the person is in imminent danger of harm to self or others, an application should be made at the Berkeley County Mental Health Center. If it is not an emergency the application should be made at BCMH Center for mental illness or Kennedy Center for drug/alcohol addiction. The Court will issue an Order of Detention for the alleged mentally ill person or addicted person to be examined by a local emergency room or mental health physician if the person is deemed in imminent danger by BCMH. Otherwise a hearing will be held in the Probate Court to determine if the person should be ordered to receive treatment. The Court will appoint an attorney to represent the alleged mentally ill or addicted person. The applicant and the alleged mentally ill or addicted person will be provided with Notice to appear for an examination by a licensed physician, as well as, a hearing on the issues.

Contact Information

Crystal Smalls
(843) 719-4518

(843) 761-8282
403 Stoney Landing Road, Moncks Corner, 29461

Kennedy Center
(843) 719-3000
306 Airport Drive, Moncks Corner, 29461

Carol Scott

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