Welcome to DHEC
Know What You're Looking For?
Search the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) website
Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death.
The Delta version of the virus grew from less than 1% of cases in May to more than 80% in July. Delta spreads about twice as easily as past strains of the virus and its victims are mostly people who are unvaccinated. Vaccination is the best way to protect you, your family and your community.
Hurricanes & Floods
Stay Informed Before, During and After a Hurricane.
Living in South Carolina means that everyone needs to understand and be prepared for hurricanes. We can't prevent hurricanes, but we can take action to protect ourselves and our families from these storms' dangers.
Recently Published by DHEC
South Carolina Beach Monitoring Season is May 1st through October 1st.
We routinely collect water samples at more than 120 locations along South Carolina's beaches. If high numbers of bacteria are found, we issue an advisory for that portion of the beach. An advisory means that DHEC advises you NOT to swim in those areas. This is especially true for young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
Champions of the Environment
K-12 teachers! Do you need funding for your environmental education project?
Champions of the Environment awards grants of $2,500 each school year for projects that improve or protect the environment. Submit your online application between August 1 and October 15.