Hands on Health-South Carolina

The Project.
The libraries of the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine received funding from the National Library of Medicine to create a database of health resources and services in South Carolina.

This project, Go Local-South Carolina, is an effort to make health resources in South Carolina more accessible.  Our goal is to identify and describe health services throughout South Carolina – a huge undertaking.  The database is freely available on the Internet as part of the Hands on Health-SC (www.hohsc.org) Web site. People can search by type of service, health topic, or location.

The core of the Go Local-SC database is the facilities licensing data from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC-DHEC).  Building on this, librarians from medical and public library systems identify additional services, providers, and programs within their service areas.

The result is a valuable resource that can immediately and reliably link South Carolina residents to health services in or near their communities -- a resource that participating libraries are proud to showcase as an important community service.

Our Partners.
The following hospitals and public library systems have joined the Go Local-SC project to identify and describe the health resources and services in their communities.

  • A.B.B.E. Regional Library System
    (Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield)
  • AnMed Health
  • Anderson County Library
  • Charleston County Public Library
  • Chester County Library
  • Colleton County Memorial Library
  • Fairfield County Library
  • Greenville County Library
  • Greenville Hospital System
  • Horry County Library
  • Laurens County Library

  • Lexington Hospital System
  • Marion County Library
  • Medical University of South Carolina Hospital
  • Newberry County Library
  • Oconee County Public Library
  • Palmetto Health Hospital System
  • Richland County Public Library
  • Self Regional Healthcare
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
  • Williamsburg County Library
  • York County Library

Your library can become a Go Local-SC partner!
If you can help, please e-mail or call Monique Hill (hillmo@musc.edu ; 843-792-3303), Hands on Health-SC project manager at the MUSC library.