Involuntary Commitments

If you know someone who is mentally ill, an alcoholic or drug addict who has lost the power of self control and because of his condition is likely to harm himself or others you must first contact Waccamaw Center for Mental Health for an assessment prior to coming to Probate Court.

Our Commitments for mental illness and chemical dependency (drugs and alcohol) are involuntarily court ordered. The judicial commitment process with either Waccamaw Center for Mental Health, a hospital or a doctor initiating proceedings through an emergency commitment or judicial commitment. Once it has been determined which type of proceedings are appropriate for the person in need of treatment, paperwork is then submitted to Probate Court and a hearing is set. Probate Court holds commitment hearings once a week, on Tuesday.