Dorchester County Health Departments (South Carolina)

Dorchester County Health Departments operate at the state, county, or local level, and they are responsible for monitoring public health. As part of this responsibility, Health Departments in Dorchester County, South Carolina may provide a range of services, including issuing birth certificates and death certificates. These records, which act as legal proof, contain personal information such as the date, time, and location of birth or death. These records may be required to apply for government services, carry out a will, or conduct genealogical research. Dorchester County Health Departments may also provide information on public health threats, health code violations, and disease tracking. They may also provide information about Dorchester County restaurant violations, unhealthy living conditions, and public health complaints. Health Departments provide access to their services and documents on their website.

Dorchester County Health Department St. George SC 201 Gavin St 29477 843-832-0041

South Carolina State Health Department Summerville SC 106 Springview Lane 29485 843-873-5063

South Carolina State Health Department St. George SC 201 Gavin St 29477 843-832-0041

Summerville Health Department Summerville SC 2885 West 5th North Street 29483 843-832-0041

Summerville Public Health Department Summerville SC 500 North Main Street 29483 843-832-0041

Dorchester County Coroners and Medical Examiners are responsible for determining the cause, time, and manner of death for a deceased person. They also maintain Dorchester County death records, which include information filed with the state or local government authorities. These records list information about how the deceased individual passed away, the time and place of death, and any personal information about the deceased, such as the person's name, date of birth, and age at death. Coroners and Medical Examiners in Dorchester County, South Carolina also keep reports on autopsies, cause of death investigations, and other reports made by their office. These Dorchester County public records may be available through the Coroner and Medical Examiner website.

Dorchester County Medical Examiner & Coroner Summerville SC 212 Deming Way 29483 843-832-0351

Dorchester County Mental Health Departments prevent and treat mental illnesses and substance abuse. They also help individuals recover from mental illness and substance abuse. Mental Health Departments in Dorchester County, South Carolina provide a range of mental health services, including mental health screenings, assessments, and triage services. They may also offer psychiatric services, counseling, therapy, and recovery services. At the state level, Dorchester County Mental Health Departments enforce rules for mental health service providers and maintain records on mental health, which can be useful for research purposes. Mental Health Departments may provide reports on Dorchester County mental health providers, access to mental health services, and more on their websites.

Dorchester County Mental Health Department Summerville SC 106 Springview Lane 29485 843-821-6358

Dorchester County Medicaid Offices are local branches of the federal Medicaid program, and they administer Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). A Medicaid Office in Dorchester County, South Carolina can help determine eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP, process applications for Medicaid and CHIP, and assist in enrolling new members. They also process Medicaid renewal applications, which may be required every year. Applicants must provide a Social Security number, proof of citizenship or immigration status, income verification, and other information on financial assets. Medicaid serves Dorchester County low-income individuals and families, low-income nursing home residents, and people with disabilities. Information on Medicaid and CHIP are available on the Medicaid Office website.

Saint George South Carolina Medicaid Office St. George SC 201 Johnston Street, 17 29477 843-563-9625