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The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SC DDSN) established the Office of Prevention to reduce the incidence of autism, intellectual disabilities, head and spinal cord injuries, and related conditions and to promote the quality of life for people with disabilities. The office offers programs for people with disabilities, conducts public awareness and professional education activities, collects data, coordinates prevention activities and genetic services, and provides printed material and videotapes concerning prevention.

Goals of the Genetic Evaluation:

  • To identify the cause of the disability
  • To provide appropriate counseling and guidance to the individual/family
  • To be available for consultation with the primary care physician

Expectations after Genetic Evaluations:

  • Expect a copy of the initial dictation summarizing the evaluation approximately 3-4 weeks after the clinic date
  • Laboratory results are available upon request
  • A follow up note reviewing laboratory findings and giving the plan for follow-up should arrive 6-8 weeks after the visit

Greenwood Genetic Center

DDSN has a special working relationship with Greenwood Genetic Center. The center provides genetic services to families with disabilities.

For more information about genetic services, contact the appropriate regional genetic office or the central clinic:

Greenwood Genetic Center (Central Clinic)

101 Gregor Mendel Circle
Greenwood, SC 29646

Phone: (864) 941-8100
Toll-free: 1-888-GGC-GENE (442-4363)
Fax: (864) 388-1812
Neural Tube Defect Prevention Hotline
1-800-SOMEDAY (676-6332) Fax: (864) 388-1707
Driving Directions

Regional Genetic Offices

North Piedmont Region – Greenville Office
serving residents of Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union counties.

Phone: (864) 224-5401 (Genetics Service Coordinator)
(864) 250-7944 (Geneticist)

South Piedmont Region – Greenwood Office
serving Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, and Saluda counties and Whitten Center.

Phone: (864) 229-5585 (Genetics Service Coordinator)
(864) 941-8100 (Geneticist)

North Midlands Region – Columbia Office
serving Chester, Kershaw, Lancaster, Richland/Lexington, York counties and Midlands.

Phone: (803) 754-0882 (Genetics Service Coordinator)
(803) 799-5390 (Geneticist)

South Midlands Region – Columbia Office
serving Aiken, Calhoun, Fairfield, Richland/Lexington, Newberry counties and Babcock Center.

Phone: (803) 356-6854 (Genetics Service Coordinator)
(803) 799-5390 (Geneticist)

East Pee Dee Region – Florence Office
serving Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Williamsburg counties and Pee Dee Center.

Phone: (843) 248-8875 or toll free 877-248-8875 (Genetics Service Coordinator)
(864) 250-7949 (Geneticist)

West Pee Dee Region – Florence Office
serving Chesterfield, Marlboro, Marion, Darlington, Lee, Clarendon, Dillon counties and Saleeby Center.

Phone: (843) 678-9090 or toll free 866-638-9090 (Genetics Service Coordinator)
(864) 941-8100 (Geneticist)

East Coastal Region – Charleston Office
serving Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper, Dorchester counties and Coastal Center.

Phone: (843) 881-2404 (Genetics Service Coordinator)
(843) 746-1001 (Geneticist)

West Coastal Region –
serving Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Orangeburg and Sumter counties.

Phone: (843) 754-0882 (Genetics Service Coordinator)
(864) 941-8100 (Geneticist)

Clinic Locations

Columbia Office

Toll-free: 1-800-679-5390
Fax: (803) 799-5391
Driving Directions

Greenville Office
Toll-free: 1-866-478-4363
Fax: (864) 250-9582
Driving Directions

Charleston Office
Toll-free: 1-866-588-4363
Fax: (843) 746-1002
Driving Directions
Florence Office
Toll-free: 1-877-679-0927
Fax: (843) 676-9881
Driving Directions

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