About DHEC Freedom of Information (FOI)
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) maintains public records that are available for review, upon request, in accordance with the state's Freedom of Information Act. In addition, DHEC follows the FOIA Policies and Procedures and the Family Privacy Protection policy when reviewing and fulfilling requests for copies of records.
Immunization and Vital Records
To request immunization records, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your local health department or immunization provider. For copies of birth, marriage and divorce certificates, contact Vital Records.
DHEC’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Office coordinates requests for public information. You can review public records that DHEC maintains in the Freedom of Information Center by submitting an FOI request.
Ways you can submit an FOI Request
- Online – Use our Freedom of Information Request Form.
- Email – Send a Freedom of Information Request Form (pdf) as an attachment to...
- Fax – Send a Freedom of Information Request Form (pdf) to...
- Mail – Send a Freedom of Information Request Form (pdf) to...
- FOI Office, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201.
If the requested records are available, we will schedule an appointment with you to review/and or copy the records.
The fees listed below were effective May 15, 2018.
|Search Fee||$23.00 per hour|
|Redaction Fee||$23.00 per hour|
|Scanning Hard Copy Files Fee||$23.00 per hour|
|Download Electronic Files Fee||$23.00 per hour|
|Hard Copies||25 pages or less||Free|
|26 pages or more||$ .10 per page|
|Off-site/Archive Retrieval Fee||$15.00 per box|
|If the requested information cannot be sent through email because of file size, the options to the right are available.||
|USB 8 GB||$4.42 each|
|USB 16 GB||$5.10 each|
|USB 32 GB||$7.14 each|
Karla Bishop, Director
Phone: (803) 898-3882