Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital
130 Highway 252
Anderson, South Carolina 29621
Post Office Box 2907
Anderson, South Carolina 29622
Office hours are 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Monday thru Friday
(Closed on official State holidays)
Other Available Benefits
Thank you for your interest in employment with Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital. The hospital is located in Anderson County. Anderson County is located along Interstate 85, midway between Atlanta, Ga. and Charlotte, N.C., Anderson County is home to 55,950-acre Hartwell Lake, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake with nearly 1,000 miles of shoreline for residential and recreational use. Anderson is within sight of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and is a morning drive from the Atlantic Ocean beaches of Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. Its communities have a small-town feel that make people want to stay. But the area, with one of the lowest costs of living in the United States, is a thriving industrial, commercial and tourist center (http://www.andersoncountysc.org/).
We’ve compiled the most important information that our employees need when referring to their benefits of being a State employee. We hope that the information provided underneath will aid in your job search.
The salary pay ranges for each position are established by the State and are included in the position listing. The exact salary offered to new employees is calculated based on a combination of education and experience.
Below is a summary of the benefits available to Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital employees. These benefits are available to new full-time employees and part-time employees (30hrs+ weekly), within the first 31 days of employment or within 31 days of a change in family status. If a new employee refuses coverage or fails to enroll within 31 days, he/she may have to wait until the next open enrollment period to enroll in the desired plan(s). Open enrollment is during October of every year, with the exception of Dental that takes place on odd-numbered years, with an effective date of January 1st.
Health insurance provides coverage for medical expenses if you become sick or injured. There are two plans available. Each plan covers the same services and expenses but the monthly premiums, deductibles, and co-payments are different. Both plans have an automatic $3,000 life insurance policy, regardless of which is chosen.
State Dental and Dental Plus
Your teeth are important to your health. That is why HPH offers the State Dental Plan, which helps offset your dental expenses, and Dental Plus, a supplement to the State Dental Plan. To participate in Dental Plus, you must enroll in the State Dental Plan and cover the same family members under both plans.
Good vision is crucial for work and play. It is also a significant part of your overall health. A yearly eye exam can help detect serious illnesses, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. The State Vision Plan is provided through EyeMed Vision Care.
Dependent Life Insurance
Life insurance is available on your dependent children in the amount of $15,000.
Long Term Disability Plans
Supplemental Long Term Disability
Participation in either the South Carolina Retirement System or an Optional Retirement Plan is mandatory for employees hired to fill a full-time permanent position, regardless of the number of hours they work. Employees contribute a set gross percentage of their salary to the plan.
Optional Retirement Plans
The South Carolina Deferred Compensation Program (SCDCP) offers 401(k) and 457(b) savings plans, both of which have a Roth option. These voluntary retirement savings plans can help you supplement your PEBA Retirement Benefits’ pension or your State ORP savings. You can participate in both of these plans. It’s up to you whether you join. If you participate, you decide how much to have deducted automatically from your pay, tax-deferred for the 401(k) and 457(b) plans. That amount is put into an account in your name. You decide where to invest your money among the mutual funds and other investment products offered. The investment earnings on your tax-deferred savings also grows tax-deferred. That means there’s more money to grow in your account, compared with saving and investing with after-tax dollars outside the plans. The result can be greater savings over time, especially when you combine tax deferral with the power of compounding. You don’t pay taxes on your account until you take it out of the plans. With the Roth option, you can make after-tax contributions today and generally take tax-free withdrawals at retirement. Employees contribute a set gross percentage of their salary to the plan.