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News Releases

DHEC’s Care Line Resumes Normal Hours

Aug. 31, 2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is ending its expanded hours of the Care Line at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31.  

On Friday, Sept. 1, the Care Line will resume its normal operating hours of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

DHEC’s Care Line helps women and their families find critical health care services that they need. Services include prenatal care, infant health care, transportation to medical appointments, family planning, well child check-ups, vaccinations, services for children with special health care needs, and much more. You can learn more here and call the Care Line at 1-855-4SC-DHEC (472-3432)

DHEC encourages residents to follow it’s after the storm tips to stay safe. You can also call one of DHEC’s hotlines below for help or visit or for more information. 


Dams Emergency Response: 803-898-1939 
Call if you have an emergency that needs immediate attention at a DHEC regulated dam.

Private Well: 888-761-5989 
Answers questions and provides help to private well owners

Mold: 888-815-3509 
While DHEC does not perform remediation for mold, residents can receive resources and speak to a DHEC representative who can help answer questions and provide advice. 



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