Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital

Physical Address:

130 Highway 252
Anderson, South Carolina 29621

Mailing Address:

Post Office Box 2907
Anderson, South Carolina 29622

Office hours are 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Monday thru Friday

(Closed on official State holidays)

Paid Holidays

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Third Monday in January
  • George Washington's Birthday/President's Day - Third Monday in February
  • Confederate Memorial Day – Near the second week in May
  • National Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day 
  • Labor Day - First Monday in September
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day - Fourth Thursday in November
  • Day after Thanksgiving - Friday following Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day 
  • Day after Christmas

Other Available Benefits

  • Direct Deposit: Payroll checks for all employees can be directly deposited into your bank
  • Health Screenings free of charge
  • Free Generic medication
  • Free Flu shot
  • South Carolina State Employee Association
  • Discounts for certain amenities
  • Discounts for certain cellphone providers
  • Corporate Partner of the YMCA

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

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.


Vision Insurance

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.

Life Insurance

  • Basic Life: $3K coverage provided at no cost to employees who are enrolled in one of the State's health plans.
  • After one year of service, if employee is enrolled in one of the State Retirement System plans, the employees’ chosen beneficiary(s) would receive a lump sum payment equal to one year's salary if the employee is an active employee at the time of death.
  • Optional Term Life Insurance: At the time of hire an employee may choose additional term life coverage up to three times their annual salary without evidence of medical insurability. The premium for the employee is based on their age. If the employee does not enroll at the time of hire, he/she can enroll during annual open enrollment
  • Dependent Life Insurance: When hired, an employee may choose $10,000 or $20,000 of dependent life/spouse coverage.

Dependent Life Insurance

  • Life insurance coverage on your spouse is available up to $100,000. If you wish to purchase more than $20,000 of life insurance on your spouse, you must prove medical eligibility. The amount that you can buy on your spouse depends on the amount of Optional Life Insurance that you have purchased. The premiums are based on the employee's age.

Life insurance is available on your dependent children in the amount of $15,000.

Long Term Disability Plans

  • Basic Long Term Disability – is provided at no cost to the employees who are enrolled in one of the State’s health plans.

Supplemental Long Term Disability

  • This plan supplements the long-term disability benefit provided by the SC Retirement System. The plan guarantees you a monthly benefit at a minimum of $100.00 per month and a maximum benefit of $8,000 per month. There are two plans available, one with a 90 day waiting period and one with a 180 day waiting period.

Retirement participation

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.

Annual Leave

  • As a full time state employee (37.5 hours per week), you will earn one and a quarter (1.25) days of annual leave per month for a total of 15 days per year.
  • Annual leave for a part-time employee in a permanent position is based on the number of hours worked per week.
  • After ten (10) years of service with the State, you will begin to earn annual leave at a higher rate which increases annually for each year of service.
  • No more than 45 annual leave days may be carried over from one calendar year to the next.
  • When you leave state employment, you will be paid for the leave you have accrued up to 45 days.

Sick Leave

  • As a full-time state employee (37.5 hours per week), you will earn one and a quarter (1.25) days of sick leave per month for a total of 15 days per year.
  • This time may be used for personal illness, medical appointments and dependent sick leave.
  • Sick leave for a part-time employee in a permanent position is based on the number of hours worked per week.
  • You may use up to ten (10) days of sick leave annually to care for members of your immediate family.
  • No more than 180 sick leave days may be carried over from one calendar year to the next.