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The Department of Health and Human services only handles Medicaid for the state of South Carolina. If you need other services, you may be looking for one of these agencies:

Department of Health and Environmental Control

  • Maintains vital records such as birth and death certificates and vaccination records
  • Coordinates disease control including COVID-19
  • Monitors and regulates pollution
  • Ensures food safety
  • Responds to natural disasters
  • Provides research and statistics on the state's health and environment

DHEC Website

Department of Social Services

  • Administers Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program
  • Administers food assistance programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program 
  • Protects against abuse and neglect of children and adults
  • Manages child support
  • Matches foster families

DSS Website