DHEC's Sickle Cell Program helps people who have sickle cell disease pay for medical services, supplies, equipment and medications.
- U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency
- South Carolina residency
- Household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level (pdf)
- Physician diagnosed sickle cell disease or other congenital hemoglobinopathies.
- Payment for outpatient medical services, supplies, equipment, and prescription medications related to treatment of sickle cell disease
- Care coordination as needed
- Nursing, nutrition, and/or social work consultation as needed (depending on regional resources).
How to Apply
Contact your nearest regional CSHCN office .
If you have questions about getting services for your child with special needs, please contact us or one of the community-based sickle cell education and counseling agencies listed below:
- James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation
1420 Gregg St., Columbia SC
- L.D. Barksdale Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation
645 South Church St., Spartanburg SC
- Orangeburg Area Sickle Cell Foundation
825 Summers Ave., Orangeburg SC
- COBRA Human Services Agency Sickle Cell Program
3962 Rivers Ave., Charleston SC
Many individuals, agencies, and organizations from across the state combined to produce the SC Sickle Cell Disease State Plan. This resulted in creation of a plan to address the care and treatment of persons living with SCD across the lifespan in South Carolina.
For more information, email Children with Special Health Care Needs, call us at (803) 898-0784 or visit us at one of our statewide locations . See a brief description of the work performed by DHEC's Children/Teens with Special Health Care Needs Program .