18 and Older - Sickle Cell Disease Program

Sickle Cell Disease Program

DHEC's Sickle Cell Program helps people who have sickle cell disease pay for medical services, supplies, equipment and medications.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency
  • South Carolina residency
  • Household income at or below 250%of the federal poverty level (pdf)
  • 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:

For more information, email Children with Special Health Care Needs, call us at (803) 898-0784 or visit us at one of our statewide locations . See a brief description of the work performed by DHEC's Children/Teens with Special Health Care Needs Program .


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