South Carolina SC Organizations SC Health Organization
Also see: SC Health and Medicine Directory
Please choose from one of the following types of health organizations and support groups:
SC Alcohol, Drug Abuse Organizations
SC Cancer Support Organizations
- ASCEND Foundation
Based in Charleston, the Anne Scandalios Cancer Ends Now Directive Foundation works to make cancer awareness a national priority using initiatives in cancer education, awareness, and prevention.
- Camp Happy Days
Based in Charleston, Camp Happy Days offers year-round support for children diagnosed with cancer and their families in South Carolina. It serves 500 children each year with 12 year-round programs cost free to all families. From programs that offer respite from a child's day-to-day worries to those that strengthen family bonds and provide financial support, each program is e designed to help improve the emotional, physical, and psychological health of children and families affected by pediatric cancer.
- Cancer Association of Anderson
This organization works to help reduce the burden on Anderson County residents battling cancer by providing treatment-related financial assistance, information and referral as well as emotional support.
- Cancer Crackdown
This Greenville organization promotes natural therapies to defeat cancer and remain cancer free. It works to partner patients with survivor-mentors in order to provide support and planning.
- Cancer of Many Colors
Located in Lexington, this non-profit organization is dedicated to helping local cancer survivors with unforeseen and unexpected expenses.
- Cancer Society of Greenville
Based in the Greenville area, this agency provides financial support to local cancer patients and their families; it also offers education and counseling services designed to increase hope and facilitate healing.
- Cancer Survivors Park Alliance
The Cancer Survivors Park in Greenville provides a place of respite and rejuvenation, inspiration, education, hope, and celebration for anyone touched by cancer.
- Chase After a Cure
Founded in Summerville, CAAC supports families of childhood cancer patients, raises awareness about childhood cancer (specifically neuroblastoma), and funds childhood cancer research at the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital.
- Courageous Kidz
This Charleston organization focuses on families devastated by childhood cancer, helping them with long-term side effects such as financial havoc, insurance conflicts, marriage conflicts, etc. Its mission is to create a safe haven for kids with cancer and their families.
- Dragon Boat Charleston
This group promotes physical and mental wellness among cancer survivors and through dragon boating.
- Kickin' it with Nick
After beating a pontine glioma brain tumor, Charleston teenager Nick Price created the Nick Price Foundation to help others emotionally and financially fight brain tumors and cancer.
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
With offices in Greenville and Mount Pleasant, the South Carolina chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society helps people participate in local events which in turn support the society's research, patient support, and information programs.
Based in Fort Mill, this nonprofit raises awareness about the risks of hereditary breast cancer and the need for screening and testing; it also assists those who cannot afford genetic testing.
- Rina Agriss Blair Foundation
This Charleston organization works to strengthen awareness and provide support in the fight against Melanoma.
- South Carolina Cancer Alliance
Based in Columbia, the South Carolina Cancer Alliance is dedicated to the prevention and early detection of cancer, as well as improving the treatment of those affected by this disease. The Alliance consists of over 800 members who represent the state's medical community, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and various community groups. Every five years, its members work together to develop the five-year South Carolina Cancer Plan. This plan serves as the official road map in the state's fight against cancer.
- South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Located in Greenville, this group dedicates itself to saving the lives of South Carolina women by educating them on the warning signs of ovarian cancer, actively supporting those diagnosed with the disease, and encouraging medical research.
- Susan G. Komen
This nationwide nonprofit hosts the annual Race for the Cure, which raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. The organization also provides mammograms and breast health options and education.
Susan G. Komen, Charlotte - serves York County
Susan G. Komen, Lowcountry - serves 17 South Carolina counties
Susan G. Komen, SC Mountains to Midlands - serves 22 South Carolina counties
SC Children's Health Organizations
- A Child's Haven
A Child's Haven is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Greenville that serves young children who have experienced developmental delays or behavioral challenges. Many are victims of poverty, child abuse, or domestic violence.
- Door of Hope 4 Teens
Based in Fort Mill, this organization works to help teens and young adults overcome the struggle of self-harm (cutting) and depression.
- Louie's Kids
In an effort to fight childhood obesity, this Charleston group encourages physical fitness, educates about "real life" nutrition, and provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help families create a blueprint for change.
- March of Dimes, South Carolina Chapter
With four offices statewide, the South Carolina chapter of this national organization provides programs and grants to help fight infant mortality and improve the health of all babies.
- Newborns in Need, Charleston Chapter
Based in Summerville, local volunteers use their talents to provide knitted, crocheted, and sewn premature and full-term baby items. The chapter also collects clothes, blankets, and diapers for distribution, and NIN offers support to grieving families by providing bereavement and memory items.
- Newborns in Need, Upper Palmetto Chapter
Based in Fort Mill, local volunteers use their talents to provide knitted, crocheted, and sewn premature and full-term baby items. The chapter also collects clothes, blankets, and diapers for distribution, and NIN offers support to grieving families by providing bereavement and memory items.
- Ronald McDonald House, Charleston
Ronald McDonald House, Columbia
Ronald McDonald House, Greenville
These "home away from homes" allow families to live near their children as the children undergo extensive medical treatments.
- Safe Kids Upstate
This group of over 100 community partners strives to prevent unintentional injuries in the Upstate by studying injury trends and educating families. It is based in Greenville and has extension programs in Oconee and Pickens counties.
SC Dental Organizations
- Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg
This nonprofit organization offers outreach, education and free screenings to promote better dental care for children in Spartanburg County. Also provides free dental care for qualified children in uninsured or low-income families.
- Welvista: Smiles for a Lifetime
This statewide group is committed to improving health and wellness for the uninsured and underinsured by providing access to pediatric dental services.
SC Disability Resources
SC Family Planning Organizations
- New Morning Foundation - Columbia - works to reduce South Carolina's number of teen pregnancies
- Piedmont Women's Center
This Greenville medical clinic offers reproductive health care to the Upstate of South Carolina and surrounding areas.
- Planned Parenthood - offices in Charleston, Columbia
- Tell Them - advocacy network for reproductive health services and education for SC teens to improve teen health and decrease teen pregnancy rate
SC Healthcare Professional Organizations
SC Healthcare and Healthy Living Organizations
SC HIV/AIDS Support Organizations
- AID Upstate
AID Upstate is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides supportive services to people affected by HIV/AIDS in Anderson, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens Counties of South Carolina.
- AIDS Benefit Foundation of South Carolina
Based in Columbia, this nonprofit raises money and distributes grants to those helping others with issues that arise from the disease HIV/AIDS.
- EMPOWERR Program - Charleston - providing HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention programs for teens
A program of the Medical University in Charleston, this program works to reduce the onset of substance use and prevent the transmission of HIV in minority teens in Charleston County.
- Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services
Provides free services to those in need of testing, counseling, food, housing, transportation, or other support.
- Piedmont Care
Piedmont Care is a nonprofit organization that provides HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and advocacy in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties.
- South Carolina HIV Task Force
Based in Columbia, this advocacy groups works with the South Carolina legislature for the preservation, expansion, and strengthening of HIV prevention, care, treatment, support, and education services in South Carolina as well as the advancement of civil and human rights for people affected by HIV/AIDS.
SC Medical Clinics
- Medical clinics in South Carolina - includes free clinics
Many South Carolina medical clinics are nonprofit organizations that provide health care at no cost to those who cannot afford it.
SC Mental Health Organizations
SC Senior Citizen and Aging Organizations
More SC Health Organizations
- American Lung Association in South Carolina
- American Red Cross of the Palmetto SC Region
- Angel Flight
Volunteer pilots that provide free air transportation for persons who need to travel distances for medical treatment.
- Apert International - Apert Syndrome - Columbia
- The Blood Connection
Headquartered in Piedmont, The Blood Connection is the largest non-profit community blood collection and distribution center in the Greenville region. It operates blood collection centers in Greenville, Greenwood, Seneca, Easley, and Spartanburg.
- Columbia Parkinson's Support Group
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, South Carolina Chapter
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development.
- Donate Life South Carolina - organ and tissue donation
- Eye Cooperative - Irmo - all volunteer organization helping those in need to get a basic pair of eyeglasses
- Greenville Area Parkinson Society - educates and supports individuals living with Parkinson's Disease and their families in the Upstate
- Lupus Foundation of America, SC Community Partner
Based in Columbia, this local organization is affiliated with national research, education and advocacy to help the Lupus community in South Carolina.
- Make-A-Wish South Carolina - grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions
- National Association For Continence - headquartered in Charleston
- National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina
- Operation Sight
Headquartered in Mount Pleasant, Operation Sight is dedicated to restoring the vision and improving the lives of uninsured South Carolina residents suffering from cataracts or urgent, sight threatening retinal disorders by providing free surgical care.
- Scleroderma Foundation - South Carolina Chapter
- South Carolina Lyme Disease Association
- Syncope Trust and Reflex Anoxic Seizures - Hilton Head-based - assists those affected by syncope conditions