Welcome to DHEC


DHEC honors EMS and Law Enforcement

South Carolina has 272 EMS agencies and more than 11,000 emergency personnel, including first responders, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and paramedics. Together, these workers form an EMS system that requires a highly coordinated response for emergency medical care.


National Infant Formula Shortage

Families across the nation are feeling the impact of the infant formula shortage. Everyone is working to reduce the shortage and increase the formula supply at the national and state level. DHEC will provide the latest information about the shortage and connect SC families in need of formula to helpful resources.


Safe Swim

DHEC Reminds South Carolinians to Swim Safely this Summer at Pools, Lakes and Beaches.


Do you have a complaint regarding services being provided to a child by a state agency?

Please submit your complaint by phone (1-800-206-1957) or an electronic submission form with the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy.