South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)

  • Agency: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)
  • Address: 2600 Bull St, Columbia, 29201 SC
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Phone: 803-898-3432
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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) is located at 2600 Bull St, Columbia, 29201 SC. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) phone number is 803-898-3432.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) News

Beware of ghoulish frights tonight! Have a safe and #HappyHalloween! 🎃🧟‍♂️👻🧛‍♂️

Congratulations to the LowCountry Alliance for Model Communities (LAMC) for receiving a technical assistance grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Foods, Local Places initiative. The grant will be used to aid communities in transforming under-utilized properties into productive spaces which contribute to the health of the community and spur economic opportunities. “LAMC has championed this type of redevelopment for 12 years. We are highly motivated to see this project completed and use this Brownfield-to-Healthfield strategy as a catalyst for redeveloping urban centers with a focus on socially impactful development led by the community” says Omar Muhammad, LAMC’s Executive Director.

Here are some tips to help protect you and your loved ones this #flu season.

What is Measles? Measles is a highly contagious viral disease spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes. What can be done to stop the spread of this disease? The measles vaccine (included in the MMR vaccine) is the best way to protect yourself and others against the measles. Learn more: English infographic: http://www.cdc.gov/measles/downloads/measles-infographic.pdf Spanish infographic: https://www.cdc.gov/measles/images/measles-infographic-sp.png

The South Carolina Mining Council will meet Oct. 31, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Board Room No. 3420 of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull Street, in Columbia. Public notice: https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/media/document/Mining%20Council%20agenda%202018-10-31.pdf

Thank you to the Coastal Carolina University students who recently visited DHEC to learn about the agency's exciting career opportunities! These biology majors heard from several DHEC speakers, including Lisa Davis, Chief of Staff for Public Health, and Kristy Ellenberg, Public Participation Coordinator for Bureau of Water. #publichealth #environmentalhealth #coastalcarolina #biology #coastal #careeropportunities #dhecjobs

DHEC received a report of measles in a Spartanburg County resident who had recently traveled outside the United States. DHEC confirmed the case after receiving test results from its certified public health laboratory Monday, Oct. 29. DHEC has begun a contact investigation and is in the process of notifying people who may have been exposed in specific settings.

TODAY! Join DHEC & the SC Energy Office for an informative 💡 session to speak with experts on conserving energy 🔋 in your home, implementing solar ☀️ energy, and programs that are available through your power company and other available partners! Hosted by: DHEC & SC Energy Office

DHEC's #WIC Mobile Clinic will be in Pickens County Tuesday, October 30 from 9am - 1:30pm at Simpson Head Start (304 W. D Ave, Easley, SC 29640).

DHEC's #WIC Mobile Clinic will be in Anderson County Monday, October 29 from 9am - 3pm at Powdersville Branch Library (4 Civic Ct, Powdersville, SC 29642).

DHEC wishes all you ghouls and goblins a safe and #HappyHalloween!

There's still time! Drug #TakeBackDay is TODAY, Saturday, October 27th, from 10am to 2pm! Dispose of expired, unused medicines at safe, convenient, and anonymous collection sites to help reduce the risk of accidental or intentional misuse. Find a list of your local take back locations here: www.scdhec.gov/takebackday.

National Prescription Drug #TakeBackDay is TODAY, Saturday, October 27th, from 10am to 2pm! Dispose of expired, unused medicines at safe, convenient, and anonymous collection sites to help reduce the risk of accidental or intentional misuse. Find a list of your local take back locations here: www.scdhec.gov/takebackday.

DHEC reported today that one person has been referred to their health care provider after being potentially exposed to rabies by a raccoon that tested positive for the disease. https://scdhec.gov/news-releases/2018-10-26-beaufort-county-raccoon-potentially-exposes-one-person-rabies

Be sure to move children’s outdoor play areas away from bare soil and the sides of your home. Wet-mop floors and surfaces indoors often. Take off shoes when entering the house to prevent bringing lead-contaminated soil in from outside. #NLPPW2018 #leadfreekids Learn more about lead: https://www.epa.gov/lead/learn-about-lead#exposed

Follow these tips on how to safely store your prescriptions: 💊 Keep opioids in the pharmacy bottle 🔐 Always keep them secure ✔️ Keep track of quantities 🚮 Remove unwanted drugs from your home #DEATakeBackDay 💊 is tomorrow, Saturday, October 27 from 10am - 2pm. Find a collection site in your area here: www.scdhec.gov/takebackday.

DHEC staff are hard at work setting up free #flu shot clinics across the state today. Lexington County Health Department clinic is open now. The Greenville and North Charleston clinics will open at 10am. No appointment needed at free walk-in clinics at these locations: Grace Church 2801 Pelham Rd., Greenville, SC 29615 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lexington County Health Department 1070 S Lake Dr., Lexington, SC 29073 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. R.B. Stall High School 3625 Ashley Phosphate Rd., North Charleston, SC 29418 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

DHEC is encouraging residents to drop off unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs at participating locations around the state during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, Oct. 27.

FREE flu shots TOMORROW, Friday, October 26th! Protect yourself, your family, and your community from the #flu this year. No appointment needed at free walk-in clinics at these locations: Grace Church 2801 Pelham Rd., Greenville, SC 29615 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lexington County Health Department 1070 S Lake Dr., Lexington, SC 29073 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. R.B. Stall High School 3625 Ashley Phosphate Rd., North Charleston, SC 29418 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FREE flu shots TOMORROW, Friday, October 26th! Protect yourself, your family, and your community from the #flu this year. No appointment needed at free walk-in clinics at these locations: Grace Church 2801 Pelham Rd., Greenville, SC 29615 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lexington County Health Department 1070 S Lake Dr., Lexington, SC 29073 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. R.B. Stall High School 3625 Ashley Phosphate Rd., North Charleston, SC 29418 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

You cannot see, taste, or smell lead in drinking water, but you can learn basic information about sources of lead in drinking water and suggestions for reducing exposure! #NLPPW2018 #leadfreekids

The latest update of Flu Watch, a weekly summary of reported influenza activity in South Carolina, is now available.

Dom Francis has recently joined DHEC's Recruiting and Talent Management team as the Workforce Development Manager. Dom comes to the agency with a cheerful personality and a fair breadth of experience. He is a two-time Gamecock Alumnus, having received both his Bachelor's in Exercise Science and Master's in Public Health: Health Services Policy and Management from the University of South Carolina. He brings experience from a variety of experiences such as professional development implementation for the University of South Carolina and qualitative evaluation for Eat Smart Move More South Carolina. The workforce development role allows Dom to set the foundation for building the agency workforce's public health competency and capacity as well as increasing recruitment and improving retention for DHEC. Welcome to the team, Dom!

Lead exposure is dangerous during early childhood development, particularly for children who crawl! Make sure to take off your shoes when entering the house to prevent bringing lead-contaminated soil in from outside. #NLPPW2018 #leadfreekids

#DEATakeBackDay 💊 is this Saturday, October 27 from 10am to 2pm. Visit www.scdhec.gov/takebackday to find a collection site where you can safely and conveniently dispose of unused or expired medicines.