South Carolina Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to South Carolina.



Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division

State Fair Employment Agency
South Carolina Human Affairs Commission

Vocational Rehabilitation
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (SCVRD)

More Employment Resources

Health Care Programs & Laws

Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Sharing Medical Information with Family & Friends

Hill Burton Federally-Funded Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Community Clinics

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP)


Local transit systems may provide free or discounted rates for low-income individuals and families. Some cities also offer bus passes, vouchers for taxi or ride-sharing services, or shuttle services for patients traveling to cancer treatments.

Dial 211 for assistance.

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

Agency: South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

File and see a step-by-step guide. Information about filing weekly certifications for benefits is available here. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Payments are available via direct deposit or debit card. Most claimants must register for SC Works Online Services and conduct at least two job searches each week in order to maintain eligibility for benefits. There are job search resources for claimants on the main website. There is a chat feature on the main website for general questions. Reach customer service by phone: 866.831.1724.

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

This state does not mandate insurers or HMOs doing business in state to cover routine patient costs associated with clinical trials. Current as of 6/2011.

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Information