Medicaid Eligibility, Florence

General Information
Description of Program: Medicaid is a Federal and State funded health insurance program for low income persons. All Medicaid Eligibility Offices are part of the SC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). However, many are located at County Departments of Social Services (DSS). This office provides information about Medicaid, provides application forms, and processes some applications for Medicaid eligibility. Some persons who may be eligible include adults age 65 or older, persons who are blind, persons who have disabilities, children under the age of 19, and others. For information about Medicaid and people who may be eligible, call the local Medicaid office or visit the agency web site at
Objectives: Receive applications for Medicaid eligibility
Location: Florence
Geographic Area: Florence
Intake Procedure: Call, write, or walk in to obtain a Medicaid application form. Local staff will assist with the application if needed.
Intake Requirements: Birth Record, Health Insurance Card(s), Picture ID, Proof of Income, Soc. Sec Card
Client Information
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility: In order to receive Medicaid in South Carolina, you must have low income and fit into at least one of these groups: pregnant; age 65 or older; blind; totally and permanently disabled; under the age of 19; or a parent or caretaker-relative living with a child under age 18. After you fill out and turn in your Medicaid application, a Medicaid worker will determine if you and/or your child is eligible.
Fees or Charges
Type of Fees: Free
Hours of Operation: Office hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Telephone voice mail is available after regular business hours.
Contact Information
Contact's Position: Medicaid Eligibility Staff
Physical Site Address 1: 2685 South Irby Street, Box I
Physical Site Address 2: Medicaid Eligibility, Florence County DHHS
Physical Site City, State, Zip: Florence, SC 29505-3440
Main Phone: (843) 673-1761
Other Phone: Toll-free: (888) 549-0820
Web Address:
Affiliated Agency, Programs and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Medicaid Eligibility, State Office
This Program: Medicaid Eligibility, Florence
Affiliated Service: Medicaid