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Air Quality

Check today’s ozone (air pollution) level.

Birth Certificates/Vital Records

Get a birth certificate.
Get a death certificate.
Get a marriage certificate.
Get a divorce certificate.

Board of Directors, Agency Leadership

Attend a DHEC board meeting.
See DHEC’s calendar of events.
Read bios of DHEC’s director, the director’s staff, and board members.

Caring for Older Adults or People with Health Problems

Find a nursing home that accepts Alzheimer’s patients.
Find services for my special needs child.
See a list of licensed healthcare facilities.

Complaints

File a complaint about food poisoning or sanitation/safety involving a restaurant, food service, food product or special event.
File a complaint about a tattoo or piercing facility.
File a complaint about a healthcare facility.
File a complaint about an indoor tanning service or X-ray facility.

Data, Maps, Statistical Reports

See S.C. public health data.
See S.C. environmental data.
See S.C. vital records data.

Diseases and Conditions

Learn more about Arthritis.
Learn more about Asthma.
Learn more about Cancer.
Learn more about Diabetes.
Learn more about Ebola.  
Learn more about Enteroviruses
Learn more about Flu.
Learn more about Food-Borne Illnesses.
Learn more about Heart Disease/Stroke.
Learn more about HIV, AIDs and STDs.
Learn more about diseases spread by Mosquitoes.
Learn more about Rabies.
Learn more about Tuberculosis (TB).
Learn more about Whooping Cough (Pertussis).
See Diseases and Conditions Index of Topics.
Learn more about South Carolina's Student Concussion Law

Doing Business with DHEC

Bid on a DHEC contract
Pay a DHEC invoice

EMTs, Paramedics

See protocols, training requirements.

Facebook, Twitter

Connect to DHEC’s Facebook page.
Connect to DHEC’s Twitter account.

Family Planning

Make an appointment at a public health clinic.

Food Service Sanitation and Food Safety

Get restaurant sanitation scores.
Apply for a food service permit.
Learn what to do in a boil water emergency.
Get tips on preventing food poisoning.

Freedom of Information Requests

File an FOI request to get copies of documents from DHEC

Health Care Providers and Facilities: Info

Verify Controlled Substance Registration (Drug Control).
Verify credentials for a lab tech, certified nursing assistant or EMT.
Learn about licensing requirements for healthcare facilities in South Carolina.
See EMT training information and protocols.
Get information on CLIA (lab) certification.
Read guidelines for submitting specimens to DHEC's lab.

Healthcare Quality

Compare hospital infection rates.
See a list of licensed healthcare facilities.
Get tips on protecting my family against hospital-acquired infections.
See requirements for reporting HAIs (info for hospitals).

Permits, Licensing

Apply for an environmental permit, license or registration (Permit Central).
Learn about licensing requirements for healthcare facilities in South Carolina.
Find out if I need a permit to serve food at a special event.
Learn about any upcoming public hearings regarding permit applications.

Pollution

Learn more about Superfund projects tocleanup of abandoned waste sites in South Carolina

Pregnancy, New Moms, WIC, Newborns

Apply for WIC.
Find services for my special needs child.
See if I qualify for newborn home health visits.
Get info on breastfeeding and/or the breast milk pump.
Get birth control.
See if it’s safe to eat fish from a particular river or lake while I’m pregnant.
See ‘Women’s Right to Know’ information.

Public Health Departments (Clinics)

See public health clinic locations and hours.
See a list of services offered at public health departments in South Carolina.
Learn more about DHEC’s teen-only clinics.

Public Hearings

Learn about any upcoming public hearings to discuss permit applications.

Notify DHEC (Report a Problem)

Report a chemical spill, fish kill, illegal dumping or burning.
Report a disease or adverse event (healthcare providers only).
Report a possible rabies exposure (healthcare providers, veterinarians).
Report food poisoning from food service facility or event.

Rabies

Find a low-cost rabies clinic for my pet.
Report a possible rabies exposure (healthcare providers, veterinarians).
See guidelines for treating rabies (healthcare providers).

Regulations

See a list of regulations administered by DHEC.

Schools, Childcare Centers, Teachers, Nurses, Students

Get science fair project ideas.
Learn about health and environmental grants and programs for schools.
See sanitation guidelines for childcare centers.
Learn how my school can help the environment.
See school nurse guidelines, info.
Learn more about South Carolina's Student Concussion Law

Smoking, Tobacco Cessation

Get help to quit smoking.

Tanning, Tattoos, Body Piercing

See rules for tattoo, piercing businesses.
File a complaint about a tattoo or piercing facility.
File a complaint about an indoor tanning service.

Vaccinations (Shots, Immunizations)

Learn which vaccinations my child needs to attend school.
Find a flu vaccination clinic.
Find a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic for my pet.
See a list of recommended vaccines for teens.

Water Quality

Find out if it’s safe to eat fish from a particular river or lake.
See DHEC’s beach monitoring map to learn about swimming/wading spots to avoid along the S.C. coast.
Get a Tide Table

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