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Medical Resources

Updated January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is managing distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina. For the latest update on the vaccine and access to frequently asked questions about the vaccine and the vaccination program in our state, please visit DHEC's website at

Gov. Henry McMaster and DHEC announced today that all South Carolinians aged 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 31, 2021 and can begin scheduling their appointments as of next Wednesday.

News Release from the Office of the Governor - 3/26/2021
South Carolina to Move to Phase 1b of COVID-19 Vaccination Plan on March 8, 2021

News Release from the Office of the Governor - 1/11/2021
South Carolinians Aged 70 and Older Can Schedule COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Beginning Jan. 13

COVID-19 Testing

Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 is available from 8 am to noon at Hilton Head Hospital (25 Hospital Center Blvd. on Hilton Head Island) and Coastal Carolina Hospital (1000 Medical Center Drive in Hardeeville). The test is free. No appointment or doctor's order is needed.

Additinally, DHEC has created a search tool for South Carolinians to find COVID-19 screening and testing sites in their county. Visit to find screening and testing sites near you.


COVID-19 Symptoms

What should I do if I am showing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath?

Call your personal doctor or healthcare provider for information/instructions.

What if I don't have a personal doctor?

If you don't have a primary care physician there are multiple options for telehealth.

MUSC Health

MUSC Health is providing free telehealth screening.

  • Anyone experiencing symptoms can visit and use the promo code COVID19 and be screened without having to leave your home.
  • You can also call 843-261-5940 with any questions.

Prisma Health

Prisma Health is offering a free virtual visit at

  • Use with promo code COVID19.
  • You can also call 1-888-921-0348.

Beaufort Memorial

Beaufort Memorial is offering virtual visits to be screened by a provider who can refer them to a higher level of care, if needed.

SC DHEC Care Line

hotline iconFor general questions about COVID-19, the DHEC Care Line is here to help.
Call 1-855-472-3432.

  • The call center will be open daily from 8 am to 6 pm.
  • Because call volume has been high, callers are urged to be patient if they receive a busy signal and try their call at a later time.
  • For general questions about COVID-19, visit the DHEC website at

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