Share a general comment, question or concern
Online – Use our Constituent Services form.
Email – Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail – Send a letter to:
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone –(803) 898-3432
Submit a specific complaint or report an issue
We review every complaint or reported issue and respond according to our regulatory authority – what regulations, laws or statutes allow us to do.
- Use our Food Safety Complaint form to submit a food-related complaint about a restaurant, food truck or grocery store.
- See our guidance for submitting a healthcare facility complaint. These are complaints about facilities such as assisted living, home health, hospice, hospitals, nursing homes, or services like X-ray, tanning, tattoo or body piercing.
- See our guidance for submitting a privacy complaint if you believe that DHEC has violated the privacy or security of health or other confidential information.
We rely on your help to report issues that may affect the public’s health or our beautiful state.
- Abandoned boats
- Animal bites
- Chemical spills, oil spills, fish kills
- Dead birds (to help us track West Nile Virus)
- Fraud (within or involving a state agency)
If you’re having trouble with or difficulty using our website, please let our webmaster know.
Request copies of records
Public Records: Our Freedom of Information (FOI) Office can assist you with copies of public records.
Vital Records: Vital Records can assist you with birth, marriage and divorce certificates.
Find a DHEC office
Vital Records Offices
Birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates
Public Health Clinics
Appointments for services – family planning, immunizations (shots), STD/HIV, TB tests or Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Environmental Affairs Regional Offices
Permits and licenses (food service, air, septic tanks, land and water, construction), rabies investigations, environmental regulatory matters
Find a DHEC expert
Staff Directory Search
Search by department.