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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2015

DHEC opens new WIC facility on Johns Island

Johns Island, SC - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced that it has opened a new Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) clinic in the Sea Island Comprehensive facility on Johns Island.

Housed in an over 5,000 square-foot facility, the clinic is co-located with Charleston County First Steps, Fetter Healthcare Network, and Dixie Barkand.

"We are pleased to announce that we are expanding our services to Johns Island," said Nicholas Davidson, DHEC Public Health Director for the Lowcountry Public Health Region. "The partnership with Sea Island Comprehensive represents our continued commitment to providing members of our rural communities with greater access to essential healthcare services. Our new Johns Island location will not only make it more convenient for existing clients to receive key WIC services, it will also allow us to reach out to new clients who previously haven't been able to take advantage of all that we have to offer."

"Sea Island Comprehensive is pleased and excited about our partnership with WIC; bringing this vital service back to the sea island community satisfies a need while making it convenient to gain access to what WIC has to offer our residents," said Tumiko Rucker, CEO of the Sea Island Comprehensive. "We look forward to the growth and continued success of this partnership and program."

The new clinic will offer a range of WIC services, including food products, infant formula support, and nutrition and health classes. Other key WIC services and resources will also be available.

To make an appointment, please call 800-868-0404. For more information about WIC, please visit www.scdhec.gov/WIC.

DHEC and Sea Island Comprehensive will hold an open house on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 3627 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC. The event will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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Cassandra Harris
Public Information Officer
harriscs@dhec.sc.gov
803.898.1127