Patient Advocates

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.

Find Your Patient Advocate

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:

  • Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Greenville
  • Conway Medical Center
  • Grand Strand Medical Center
  • Lexington Medical Center
  • McLeod Regional Medical Center
  • Palmetto Health Richland
  • 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.

Patient Forms

Application

Employer Statement of Income Form

No Household Income Form

Community Outreach Advocacy Program (COAP)

  • Julia Davis

    Julia Davis
    Clarendon, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Williamsburg
    Cell: 803.563.4768
    julia.davis@welvista.org

  • Nichole Gibson

    Nichole Gibson
    Chesterfield, Darlington, Lee, Marlboro, Richland, Sumter
    Cell: 803.563.3948
    ngibson@welvista.org

  • Whitney Henson

    Whitney Henson
    Aiken, Bamberg, Calhoun, Edgefield, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Saluda
    Cell: 803.920.4315
    whenson@welvista.org

  • Greg Mims
    Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg
    Cell: 864.554.8082
    gmims@welvista.org

  • David Powell

    David Powell
    Berkley, Charleston, Dorchester
    Cell: 803.331.0272
    dpowell@welvista.org

  • Tammie Burnette

    Tammie Burnette
    Allendale, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
    Cell: 803.760.3572
    tburnette@welvista.org

  • Linda Stewart

    Linda Stewart
    Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kersahw, Lancaster, Union, York
    Cell: 803.331.3942
    lstewart@welvista.org

Hospital Advocates

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