South Carolina SCHIP Application Information

South Carolina Partners for Healthy Children program provides comprehensive medical insurance for children up to the age of 19. Children seeking aid through this program should be living with low-income families.

The program provides various health benefits including doctor's visits, dental, vision and mental care. The program also provides coverage for prescription drugs, inpatient and outpatient services in addition to emergency services.

To qualify, household income and assets must adhere to program guidelines. Families should have income below 200% of Federal Poverty Level and assets per Budget Group should not exceed $30,000. Anyone failing to meet financial criteria will not be able to qualify for the program.

Non-financial eligibility requires applicants to be resident of state of South Carolina. Only U.S nationals or qualified aliens can apply for the program.

To apply for the program, one has to obtain an application from Department of Health and Human Services. Applications can also be downloaded online or obtained from rural health centers or hospitals.

Eligibility Requirements

Please see the following list to determine your eligibility for South Carolina Partners for Healthy Children (PHC):

  • Child must be U.S resident or a qualified alien
  • Income of the household should be equal or less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
  • Child must be a resident of state of South Carolina
  • Household must have resources at or below $30,000. For the purpose of this program, different Budget Groups are created. This limit for resources is for one such budget group.
  • Child must have or must have applied for Social Security Number

Annual household income for a family of one should be below $22340, for a household with two members, it should be below $30,260, and it should be below $38180 for a family of three. For a family of four, annual household income should not exceed the maximum limit set at $36,100.

SCHIP Application Instructions

In order to receive benefits from Partners for Healthy Children program, you must apply for it. You will have to fill an application and send it to Department of Health and Human Services.

Get Application Online: You can get application from THIS link. When you go to the link, answer some questions related to the medical coverage and then click 'Get Selected Documents'.

Get Application from a DHHS Office: You can also get application from the following offices:

  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Country Health Departments
  • Rural Health Centers (only federally qualified offices)
  • Hospitals
  • Department of Social Services

You can fill the application in the office and submit it there or fill it at home and send it to the office by mail. You can use this site to locate your local DHHS County Office

Get an Application by Mail: You can ask for application to be sent to your address through mail. You will have to call (888) 549-0820 to ask for application through mail.

Benefits: Partners for Healthy Children program provides various health care related benefits to children living in low-income families. These benefits include:

  • Doctor's visits
  • Dental care
  • Vision services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Hospital inpatient care
  • Hospital outpatient care
  • Emergency medical care