Helping Patients With What’s Next
Filling out forms and knowing who to talk to can be difficult. Our patient advocates work directly with you to guide you through the process.
On-Site at Hospitals
Welvista’s Patient Advocacy Program was created to help address many of the issues facing South Carolina’s uninsured population. Welvista currently has patient advocates on-site at hospitals across the state including:
- Lexington Medical Center
- Providence Health
- Providence Health Northeast
- Spartanburg Medical Center
- Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital
- Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital
Assisting With Enrollment
Hospital advocates work in conjunction with doctors, social workers, case managers, nurses and patients. Advocates assist in the enrollment process and provide a continuum of care so that necessary medications are sent to their homes upon discharge. To create statewide awareness of Welvista’s lifesaving services, our community outreach advocates live in or near the SC counties they serve and partner with civic associations, churches, community organizations, free clinics, etc. If you have questions about Welvista please contact the community outreach advocate that serves your county. Contact information in provided below.
Welvista’s Patient Advocacy Program also includes our organizations’ participation in the South Carolina Proviso as a Safety Net provider for the State of South Carolina. Welvista works closely with the Department of Health and Human Services to expand our services in the forty-six current Healthy Outcome Plan Programs operating in South Carolina. The goal of this initiative is to decrease visits to the ER and lower hospital readmissions directly related to the lack of access to needed medication.
Welvista partners with the South Carolina Thrive Benefit Bank, a web-based service that simplifies and centralizes the process for low-income individuals and families to apply for a variety of state and federal benefits. Through its eligibility-screening tool, the Benefit Bank can ensure that people are fully aware of the benefits that are available to them. The partnership between Welvista and the Benefit Bank provides additional access to Welvista for South Carolina patients throughout the state.
Community Outreach Advocacy Program (COAP)
Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, Williamsburg
Aiken, Calhoun, Edgefield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda
Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg
Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Union, York
Lexington Medical Center
Georgetown & Waccamaw
Tidelands Health TCCN
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center