Adult Sickle Cell Disease Program
DHEC’s Adult Sickle Cell Program helps people 18 years of age and older who have sickle cell disease pay for medical services, supplies, equipment and medications.
Children and youth under age 18 years with sickle cell disease and household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level may be covered under DHEC’s Children’s Rehabilitative Services (CRS) program.
- U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency
- South Carolina residency
- Age 18 and over
- Household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level ($46,100 for family of four)
- Physician diagnosed sickle cell disease or other congenital hemoglobinopathies.
- Payment for outpatient medical services, supplies, equipment, and prescription medications related to treatment of sickle cell disease
- Care coordination as needed
- Nursing, nutrition, and/or social work consultation as needed (depending on regional resources).
How to Apply
Contact your nearest regional CSHCN office.
If you have questions about getting services for your child with special needs, please contact us or one of the community-based sickle cell education and counseling agencies listed below:
- James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation
1420 Gregg St., Columbia SC
- L.D. Barksdale Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation
645 South Church St., Spartanburg SC
- Orangeburg Area Sickle Cell Foundation
825 Summers Ave., Orangeburg SC
- COBRA Human Services Agency Sickle Cell Program
3962 Rivers Ave., Charleston SC
For more information, email Children with Special Health Care Needs
or call us at (803) 898-0784.