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South Carolina Healthy Connections

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Project

Studies have found that smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol can stunt a baby’s growth in the womb or cause premature birth, lifelong defects or death. 

That is why in 2011, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) developed SBIRT, a screening tool for doctors to ask pregnant Medicaid patients about their tobacco use, alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health.

The aim is to help reduce the state’s infant mortality rate, which is above the national average. 

It only takes a few minutes only to ask and answer the few questions. The goal of the SBIRT test is to get women the help they need to keep their babies healthy.    

SBIRT Reference Material

SBIRT Provider Presentation

SBIRT Screening Form

Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) Reference Material

SBIRT DAODAS County Contacts

SBIRT DAODAS Referral Form

South Carolina Treatment Resources for Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders

Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Reference Material

DHEC Quit Line Click to Call Flier

DHEC Quit Line Fax Referral Form 

South Carolina 2As + R Brief Tobacco Intervention Training

South Carolina Tobacco Quitline Handout

South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) Reference Material

SCDMH Authorization to Disclose PHI Form

SCDMH Referral Form

SCDMH SBIRT Contact List

Other Reference Material

Exam Room Poster

Motivational Interviewing: A Tool for Behavior Change

SCDHHS' SBIRT Press Release

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