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The business of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is open to public review, as is required by the state's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Requests for information should be sent in writing to SCDHHS's Office of General Counsel. While no particular form is necessary to submit a FOIA request, SCDHHS encourages requesters to submit FOIA requests through the SCDHHS Medicaid FOIA Portal.

Submit a FOIA Request Online

Other Ways to Submit a FOIA Request

All FOIA requests must be in writing and can be submitted through the FOIA Portal, by email, fax, U.S. mail or hand delivered. If you would like to submit your FOIA request by mail, email, fax or hand-delivery, our Standard form is provided for your convenience.

Email -

Fax - 803-255-8210 

Mail to:

South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Office of General Counsel / FOIA 

PO BOX 8206 

Columbia, SC 29202 

Hand Deliver to:

1801 Main Street 

Columbia, S.C. 

Attn: Office of General Counsel/FOIA 

 FOIA Fee Schedule 
Search Fee$20 hr
Retrieval Fee$20 hr
Redaction Fee$20 hr
Copies$0.20 per page
CD$5 per disc

*Please note that in some cases prior to fulfilling a request, SCDHHS may require a deposit of up to 25% of the reasonably anticipated cost for gathering and producing the records.