South Carolina AIDS Drug Assistance Program
The South Carolina AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides HIV/AIDS treatment access to qualified low-income people living with HIV/AIDS in the state of South Carolina. Authorized under Part B of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act, ADAP is administered by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC).
SC ADAP is comprised of three programs. The Direct Dispensing Program (DDP) provides life saving HIV medications to eligible individuals through a third-party mail order pharmacy (CVS/Caremark). The Insurance Assistance Program (IAP) reimburses insurance premiums, copays and deductibles, for eligible clients with adequate insurance coverage, through a network of statewide pharmacies. The Medicare D Assistance Program (MAP) provides assistance with Medicare Part D copays and deductibles (even during the coverage gap or donut hole). For more information on DDP, IAP, or MAP please refer to the sections below.
To qualify for the SC ADAP, you must:
- Have HIV/AIDS
- Live in South Carolina
- Have limited income (at or below 300% of the FPL (pdf) for DDP, 550% for IAP and MAP)
- Not be eligible for Medicaid
- Not be eligible for Medicare Part D with FLIS
- Application Process Flowchart (pdf)
- Formulary (pdf)
- Formulary with Cost Indicators (pdf)
- Guidelines (May 2011) (pdf)
- Provider’s Guide to ADAP (pdf)
- Income Eligibility (pdf)
- SC ADAP Medicare D Assistance Program (MAP) FAQs (pdf)
Direct Dispensing Program
Information about each Ryan White Part B, C and D Service Provider can be obtained by calling the toll-free South Carolina AIDS/STD Hotline at 1-800-322-AIDS (2437), or can be found on the DHEC STD/HIV resource directory Web page.
- For additional information about ADAP DDP call 1-800-856-9954, for IAP call 1-877-606-8498, for MAP call 1-800-831-7806 .
- For information on HIV/AIDS or STDs, including information on testing, call the toll-free AIDS/STD Hotline at 1-800-322-AIDS (2437).
- If you are a Ryan White Part B, C or D provider interested in becoming an ADAP Insurance Assistance Program provider, please contact the IAP at 1-877-606-8498.
For latest information on HIV treatment guidelines, visit the Department of Health and Human Services’ AIDS Info website.