Preventive Health is designed to help prevent injuries, reduce the incidence of preventable illnesses and understand the causes and treatments of chronic illnesses. Region 2 Public Health offers a range of services and programs for the benefit of the residents of Cherokee, Greenville, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union counties. Activities are targeted to those public health concerns and services that are often not obtainable through the private sector or insurance benefits.
- Staff increase community awareness of the impact lifestyle choices have on the quantity and quality of life related to the leading causes of death in South Carolina - heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.
- Staff provide consultation and develop programs, services and/or environmental or policy changes to help promote healthy lifestyle behaviors. Targeted interventions include improving healthy eating patterns, healthy weight management, tobacco use prevention and cessation, increased access to screenings, improved injury prevention efforts, and improving opportunities for safe physical activity.
- Staff partner with community groups and coalitions, health care providers, worksites, schools, and faith groups to implement and support risk reduction programs, resources and policies that improve the health of the community
- Staff respond to community requests for health data, assist with community health assessments, community development planning, grant writing, and the development of community coalitions, initiatives, and support groups to address community health and quality of life concerns
Please follow this link for additional Chronic Disease Prevention information.
- Immunizations are provided for children birth to 19 years through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. Eligibility is based on these criteria:
- Medicaid eligable
- Alaska Native or American Indian
- Underinsured- described as follows:
- A child who has commercial (private) health insurance, but the coverage does not include vaccines,
- A child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC eligable for non-covered vaccines only),
- A child whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that coverage amount is reached, the child is categorized as underinsured.
- Certificates of immunizations required by law are provided for daycare and grades K-12
- Adult immunizations
You can get your vaccinations at any of our locations, through your family physician or through your child's pediatrician. Make appointments call:
(864) 345-1020 or (864) 517-1201
Please follow this link for additional Immunization information.