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Division of Geriatric Psychiatry

Welcome to the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. Our program reflects the unique characteristics of our parent organizations: Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science.
The program itself began in 2007, building upon a legacy of training excellence in psychiatry that began in 1963 under the auspices of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. We are continuing in this tradition, offering the creativity and resources of a large non-profit private hospital group, the rigor and academia of university-based healthcare, and the practicality of public sector medicine.
The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry offers comprehensive mental health services for South Carolina’s older adult population providing a clinically advanced, compassionate approach to patient care. A supportive environment for education, research, and outreach to the community is provided through outpatient clinics, consultation activities and affiliated inpatient facilities.

Interesting Facts:

  • The United States population aged 65 and over is expected to double in size wihtin the next 25 years.
  • By 2030, almost 1 out of every 5 Americans - some 72 million people - will be 65 years or older.
  • The age group 85 and older is now the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population.