FAQ

Who qualifies for Welvista?

All Welvista services begin with a call to: 803.933.9183

To be eligible:

  • You must be a South Carolina resident under the age of 65.
  • You must meet income criteria as established by Welvista.
  • You must not be covered by any form of health insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Veteran's health benefits.
  • If you or someone in your household has income, it must be at or below 200% of the Federal Property Level to qualify.
  • Proof of all household income must be shown from one of the following sources:
    • Current employer.
    • Current unemployment compensation.
    • Current child support or alimony.
    • Current Social Security Retirement benefits or other Retirement benefits and be under 65 years of age.
    • Current Social Security Disability benefits, Workers' Compensation, Pension, or Annuity.
  • Patient eligibility is for up to one year. Patients may reapply each year for Welvista services.

For eligibility, does household income include all family members or just the patient?

A household is considered all people in a home that rely on each other for support. It includes all family members. The household must fall below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

2012 Welvista Income Guidelines

Number in Household You must make less than:
1 $22,340
2 $30,260
3 $38,180
4 $46,100
5 $54,020
For each additional person, add: $7,920

How does a patient get a prescription filled at no cost?

An approved Welvista patient must have a prescription written by a licensed provider, and mailed to Welvista with the application or have the provider fax it to Welvista's pharmacy. Only a recognized healthcare provider may fax prescriptions to Welvista.

If a patient has a question about their medication, who do they call?

Patients are encouraged to call either the Welvista pharmacy at our toll free number 803.933.9183 or the doctor who prescribed the medication.

When should a patient call the pharmacy to get their prescription refilled?

Patients can call the Welvista pharmacy to refill their prescription ten days prior to their last pill at our toll free number 803.933.9183.

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