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Region 8 Public Health Office

Children's Services

 

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CRS)

Referrals to CRS for children aged 0-21 with special healthcare needs may be made by any interested individual, agency or organization using the Application For Special Services Form. Please call us at (843) 525-4075 for a copy of the form or if you need any assistance.

Beaufort County
1407 King Street, Beaufort
(843) 525-4075

 

Family Support Services

A limited number of Family Support Services are offered to address medical risk factors that interfere with a patient’s ability to maintain an optimal state of health.  The services support primary medical care and are directed toward the maintenance, improvement, or protection of health or toward the diagnosis and treatment of illness or disability.  For information contact your local health department.

 

Immunizations

Children who are eligible for the Vaccines-for-Children (VFC) Program may receive routine childhood immunizations at our public health departments in Beaufort, Bluffton, Colleton and Hampton Counties. Children not eligible for VFC should see their primary health care practitioner for immunizations. Most pediatric and some family medical practices in Region 8 participate in the VFC Program as well.

To make an appointment for any of our clinic services, just call 843-525-5915. If outside the local Beaufort calling areas, dial 1-(888)-325-8599.

For other questions or more information, you can contact the Public Health Clinic directly at:

Beaufort County Health Department
601 Wilmington Street, Beaufort
(843) 525-7615 Ext 100
Bluffton Health Center
4819 Bluffton Parkway, Bluffton
(843) 757-2251 Ext 112/129
Colleton County Health Department
219 S. Lemacks Street, Walterboro
(843) 549-1516 Ext 103
Hampton County Health Department
531 Carolina Ave, Varnville
(803) 943-3878 Ext 224
Jasper County Health Department
                                         
359 E. Wilson St. Ridgeland
                                         
(843) 726-7788 Ext 222
The Jasper County Health Department will be closed for renovations effective July 21, 2011. Clients may call 888-325-8599 or 843-525-5915 to schedule an appointment at any other Region 8 site (Beaufort/Bluffton/Colleton/Hampton)
The Jasper County Health Department will return to normal operations as soon as repairs are completed.

Please follow this link for additional Immunization information.

 

Newborn Home Visits

A nurse visits with you and your new infant to make sure that both of you are in good health. The visit includes an evaluation of the environment, the condition of the new mother, and a physical examination of the newborn infant. The nurse offers education, counseling and referrals based on the evaluation. This visit is a benefit offered by Medicaid insurance.

Beaufort and Jasper Counties
                                         
 
(843) 525-4085 Ext 105/120
Colleton and Hampton Counties
 
(843) 549-1516 Ext 119/158

Please follow this link for additional Newborn Home Visits information.

 

WIC

WIC is a special supplemental food program offered to low income, pregnant, post partum, and breastfeeding women, infants and children under the age of five who are identified to be at nutritional risk because of inadequate health care or nutrition or both.

WIC Services are provided on a walk in basis, no appointments are necessary.

Beaufort County Health Department
601 Wilmington Street, Beaufort
(843) 525-7615
Ext 115/116/119
Bluffton Health Center
4819 Bluffton Parkway, Bluffton
(843) 757-2251 Ext 110/140
Colleton County Health Department
219 S. Lemacks Street, Walterboro
(843) 549-1516 Ext 107/108
Hampton County Health Department
531 Carolina Ave, Varnville
(803) 943-3878 Ext 202/212
The Hampton Health Department provides special Saturday clinics to help those who can't make it to one of our clinics during the week. Please call for the dates of upcoming Saturday clinics. 
Jasper County Health Department
                                         
359 E. Wilson St. Ridgeland
                                         
(843) 726-7788 Ext 250 or 726-8500
The Jasper County Health Department will be closed for renovations effective July 21, 2011. Clients may call 888-325-8599 or 843-525-5915 to schedule an appointment at any other Region 8 site (Beaufort/Bluffton/Colleton/Hampton)
The Jasper County Health Department will return to normal operations as soon as repairs are completed.

Please follow this link for additional WIC information.