SC DHEC

DHEC offering Free testing for World Aids Day

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 is World Aids Day and State health officials are encouraging South Carolinians to get tested. According to DHEC, the 2018 World AIDS Day theme is “Know Your Status”. DHEC will hold free testing events in the Midlands, Upstate, and Pee Dee regions on Nov. 28, 2018, and in the Lowcountry on Nov. 29,…

DHEC to offer testing on World Aids Day

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– World AIDS Day is Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 and the Health officials are encouraging South Carolinians to get tested. According to DHEC, the 2018 World AIDS Day theme is “Know Your Status”. DHEC will hold free testing events in the Midlands, Upstate, and Pee Dee regions on Nov. 28, 2018, and in the Lowcountry on Nov. 29,…

DHEC urging Dam owners to take safety precautions ahead of Hurricane Michael

COLUMBIA, SC WOLO)– Officials with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental control are telling owners and operators of reservoirs statewide to check their dams and take appropriate steps to safely lower the water levels. DHEC says the water levels should be lowered through the next several days in preparation for potential impact from Hurricane Michael. Officials say soils…

DHEC to deploy mobile care unit to SC flood stricken areas

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health says it will roll out its WIC mobile clinic to help residents in areas recovering from the flood. DHEC officials say the mobile care van will travel to the Cheraw and Marion areas later this week to offer Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap) and flu shots to adults as well as WIC nutrition services…

DHEC: Dam, reservoir owners, should begin lowering water levels

COLUMBIA, SC WOLO)– Officials with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental control are telling owners and operators of reservoirs statewide to check their dams and take appropriate steps to safely lower the water levels. DHEC says the water levels should be lowered through the next several days in preparation for potential impact from Hurricane Florence. Emergency officials say…

DHEC: Drop off Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs for Take Back Day

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Time to clean out the medicine cabinet.  The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 28, 2018.  They are encouraging you  to drop off unused, expired, or unwanted prescription drugs at locations around the state participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day….

Prescription Drug Take Back Day-How to Take Part

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Time to clean out the medicine cabinet.  The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 28, 2018.  They are encouraging you  to drop off unused, expired, or unwanted prescription drugs at locations around the state participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day….

DHEC Looking for Residents to Turn in Dead Birds to track West Nile

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Now that Spring is here, State Health leaders are looking at the West Nile Virus. Officials at the Department of Health and Environmental Control want your help tracking the virus. DHEC officials say now through the end of November,  if you find any dead Blue Jays, Crows, House Finches or House Sparrows, submit them to the department for…

DHEC Asking for Help in Tracking West Nile Virus by Submitting Dead Birds

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Now that Spring is here, State Health leaders are looking at the West Nile Virus. Officials at the Department of Health and Environmental Control want your help tracking the virus. DHEC officials say now through the end of November,  if you find any dead Blue Jays, Crows, House Finches or House Sparrows, submit them to the department for…