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Privacy/Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

SC Department of Health & Human Services
Civil Rights Division
1801 Main Street
PO Box 8206
Columbia, South Carolina 29202

Telephone number: 888-808-4238
TTY: 888-842-3620

ADA and Civil Rights Official: Janet R. Bell

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) complies with applicable federal and state privacy and HIPAA laws and works to manage and protect the personal information used in the administration of Medicaid to applicants and beneficiaries.

If you believe that SCDHHS has failed to protect your privacy, you can file a complaint with Janet R. Bell, Privacy Official, using the contact information provided above. You can file a complaint in person or by mail or email. If you need help filing a complaint, we are available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, D.C. 20201 or by phone at: (TDD: 800-368- 1019, 800-537-7697). The USHHS complaint form can be accessed at

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