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We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Report an Incident

Want to report a child riding unsafely in a vehicle?

Buckle Buddies features a statewide, toll-free, non-punitive hotline that can be used to report any South Carolina-licensed vehicle carrying an unrestrained or improperly restrained child passenger. 

This hotline is a way for community members to help spread the word about the importance of keeping our kids safe on the road!

Report by phone

Call 1-888-RUSCBUDDY or 1-888-787-2283

Leave a message with the South Carolina license plate, vehicle description, location and time where observed. This information will be shared with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS).


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SCDPS will mail the registered owner of the vehicle an informational packet explaining the Buckle Buddies program, along with information from Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital on child passenger safety and the South Carolina child restraint law.

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