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CareSouth Carolina’s Healthy Kids Project created to advocate for the community

March 9th 2023

CareSouth Carolina’s Community Outreach Team is working hard to ensure that community members are properly re-enrolled and enroll in Medicaid. One of these ways is through the Healthy Kids Project initiative. 

CareSouth Carolina was awarded a grant from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help enroll and renew Medicaid coverage for kids, parents, pregnant individuals, and non-English speaking individuals.

For over 40 years, CareSouth Carolina has served as a medical home — a place where people can experience healing, caring relationships — regardless of their personal circumstances.

Through the Healthy Kids Project, CareSouth Carolina has hosted community events, marketed in targeted areas, and looked to eliminate transportation barriers to patients who may not be able to get help otherwise.

Ashley Ford, Director of the Healthy Kids Project, said that CareSouth Carolina understands that the Medicaid enrollment and re-enrollment process can be confusing. That’s why the organization will be with you and take care of all aspects from start to finish. 

You don’t need to be a CareSouth Carolina patient to receive these services, either.

“If in doubt, just give us a call,” Ford said. “Don’t scramble your brain to try and figure it out. We’ll be able to walk with you through the entire process. Let us do the leg-work for you. Going to the local Medicaid office can be stressful, but we can do all of that for you, if you’ll let us assist you. It doesn’t cost you a thing.”

CareSouth Carolina is also offering incentives for those who complete their application.

For more information or help with Medicaid re-enrollment, please call 1-866-498-0399 and a CareSouth Carolina representative will be happy to help.

“CareSouth Carolina is here to be an advocate for everyone in the community,” Ford said. “We want to make sure that all needs are being met.”

CareSouth Carolina is a private, non-profit community health center delivering patient-centered health and life services in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill. Services provided by CareSouth Carolina include family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, women services, OB/GYN, HIV/AIDS primary care, dental, chiropractic services, pharmacy, geriatrics, social services, clinical counseling, laboratory, 4D ultrasound, X-Ray, migrant services and veterans choice provider.

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