Resources by the Division of Injury and Substance Abuse
Substance Use Prevention and Intervention Resources
SC HOPES support line, which can be reached 24/7, was established to help residents with substance use or mental health issues related to COVID-19: 1-844-SC-HOPES (724-6737).
A map and search bar that can be used to find inpatient and outpatient facilities throughout SC including birthing centers, home health agencies, midwives, and nursing homes.
Tobacco Cessation Support
A Quitline is a tobacco treatment support program that is available through the toll-free number 1-800-QUIT-NOW and through a web-based or text-based enrollment. The Quitline offers personalized quit coaching calls as well as other supportive services through the web, social media, text messaging, and print materials.
Pregnant tobacco users can get free help quitting and earn free diapers and wipes with help from the DHEC BABY & ME - Tobacco-Free Program™ team. This program is only available in certain counties.
Families, Children and Women Support
A designated DHEC hotline that helps connect SC women and their families with important services such as prenatal care, transportation to medical appointments, immunizations, Medicaid, and services for children.
A nutrition program that provides health education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and other services free of charge to South Carolina families who qualify. To apply, call the phone number below.
A list of useful childhood health resources such as how to prevent injures, choosing a childcare provider and infant sleep safety.
A list of special healthcare services for children with a chronic illness, disabling condition or developmental delay.
A list of pregnancy information such as how to prevent birth defects, nurse home visits, and oral health during pregnancy.
Best Chance Network provides breast and cervical cancer screening at no cost for South Carolina women who qualify. Covered services include clinical breast examinations, mammograms, pap tests, pelvic examinations, human papillomavirus tests, diagnostic testing, and referrals to treatment.
The goal of the program is to prevent and reduce injuries, disabilities, and death to children due to motor vehicle crashes by counseling parents and community groups on child passenger safety, providing technical assistance as needed and demonstrating and instructing the proper installation of the various child safety seats.
This page lists information regarding what newborn screening is and how newborn screening can be beneficial.
A service for new moms and their babies. DHEC provides newborn home visits to eligible families. Ask your doctor to make a referral or write an order for a visit.
Healthy mouth and teeth are an important part of a child’s overall wellness. Untreated tooth decay in children and teens can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. Learn more on how to take care of your children’s health.
A family planning program that provides confidential reproductive health care services, counseling, and education to teens by caring professionals. Some services include birth control, emergency contraception, and STI screening.
A webpage with links to a variety of healthcare resources such as how to find long term care facilities, and how to get help for people with disabilities.
A webpage with a variety of information on all types of vaccines such as childcare and school vaccine requirements, a HealthMap vaccine finder, and benefits/risks of vaccines.
COVID-19 testing provided by DHEC is pain free and free of charge. Results are emailed within 48-72 hours. Find a testing location near you.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at helping protect against severe disease and death including from variants of the virus that cause COVID-19 currently circulating. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations and where to get one.
A list of symptoms and when to seek medical attention.
A list of public health clinics across all of SC. It includes hours, addresses, phone numbers, and services for each clinic in each county.
It is important to protect yourself from any and all sexually transmitted disease. This page explains how to protect yourself, what to do if you have an STD and numbers you can contact to get help.