South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services


Better Care. Better Value. Better Health.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is a state cabinet agency that administers Medicaid programs to the citizens in need in South Carolina. SCDHHS provides over 1,011,000 South Carolina citizens with full-benefit Medicaid services and over 182,000 with Healthy Connection Checkup and other limited benefit services. The agency has over 1,300 employees located across all 46 counties in South Carolina, and offers a variety of fulfilling, career-advancing positions.

What is Medicaid? Medicaid is South Carolina’s grant-in-aid program by which the federal and state governments share the cost of providing medical care for needy persons who have low income.

Our Mission: To purchase the most health for our citizens in need at the least possible cost to the taxpayer.

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