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Benefit Details
South Carolina Partners for Healthy Children
Managing Agency South Carolina http://www.sc.gov/

Program Description

Partners for Healthy Children is a health insurance program for children who live in South Carolina. It provides free health care to children in families with low income. The program does not provide any coverage for the adults in the household but the income of the entire family is considered in the deciding if the children are eligible for services. The income of the household must be less than or equal to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level as published annually in the Federal Register. Covered Medical Services include doctor's visits, dental services, vision care, prescription drugs and hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency care.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of South Carolina, under 19 years of age or be a primary care giver with a child under the age of 19 or be pregnant, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), and a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.

Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

Partners for Healthy Children applications are available at Department of Health and Environmental Control clinics, local Department of Health and Human Services offices, and other locations.

An application can also be mailed to you by calling (888)549-0820 or you may mail the application to:
South Carolina Centralized Eligibility Processing
PO Box 100101
Columbia, SC 29202-3101

You may also download an application at:
http://www.scdhhs.gov/openpublic/Q&As.asp