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Bureau of Disease Control

By law, DHEC is mandated "to investigate the reported causes of communicable or epidemic disease and to enforce or prescribe such preventive measures as may be needed to suppress or prevent the spread of such diseases." The program's major activity involves HIV, other STDs, TB, protection from measles, polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks from other communicable diseases. Because all South Carolinians may be subject to communicable disease, we cannot abdicate our responsibility to monitor and control communicable diseases.

Bureau of Laboratories

Services include patient testing for sexually transmitted diseases and well-child tests, and reference services for sophisticated or uncommon agents for other laboratories in South Carolina.

Emergency Medical Services

DHEC-EMS is responsible for developing and enforcing all of the standards and regulations necessary for the improvement of emergency medical services in South Carolina.

Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Under the direction of the Navy Surgeon General, Navy Medicine provides high quality economical health care to active duty Sailors and Marines, retirees and their family members.

Navy Environmental Health Center

The mission of this branch of the armed services is to ensure Navy and Marine Corps readiness through leadership in prevention of disease and promotion of health.

Office of the Surgeon General of the Air Force

The Office of the Air Force Surgeon General (AF/SG) develops and implements medical programs and policies that provide for the health care of active duty and retired military personnel and their families.

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