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Your First Choice

With a large network of more than 22,000 providers in all 46 counties, First ChoiceSM is proud to be the highest-rated Medicaid plan in the state, according to an independent provider satisfaction survey.*** In fact, more than nine in 10 providers recommend First Choice to their patients as well as fellow providers.

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If you are new to Medicaid, you need to choose a health plan or one will be assigned to you if you are determined to be eligible.

Act now — choose First Choice as your Medicaid plan.

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First Choice offers all of the standard Medicaid benefits plus extra benefits for every stage of your and your family’s life, including programs like:

Prenatal/Postpartum Care

  • Regional baby showers with car seats, diaper bags, and more at no cost for qualifying members.*
  • Maternity support and dedicated Care Managers for pregnant moms through our Bright Start® prenatal program, and Keys to Your Care® texting for expectant moms.
  • Books for children (up to age 5) available at participating provider offices.*
  • Rewards, like gift cards, for completing  qualifying healthy behaviors.
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Child Wellness (up to age 21)

  • Access to First Choice Fit® camps with football star Marcus Lattimore.
  • Jump-Start back-to-school events with health screenings, haircuts and backpacks filled with school supplies for grades K-12.*
  • Swimming lessons for qualified members at regional YMCA locations with a First Choice voucher.
  • Books for children (up to age 5) available at participating provider offices.*
  • GED® assistance and college scholarships for qualifying members.
  • Regional member appreciation events.
  • Rewards, like gift cards, for completing qualifying healthy behaviors.
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Adult Wellness (21 years and older)

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Technology Benefits**

  • Download our app on Google Play or App Store to see an electronic version of your ID card or fax it from your phone to your health provider, find a health provider or pharmacy that’s convenient for you, access the member handbook, and more.
  • Stay updated with one-way text reminders about well visits, health tests and screenings, and yearly eligibility review reminders. Request two-way text messaging with your Care Manager.
  • Searchable website to find no or reduced cost local services for medical care, food, job training, and more. First Choice members can get help from trained resource navigators, too.
  • Visit us on Facebook and Instagram to find events and activities near you as well as healthy recipes, wellness and exercise tips, and much more. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for videos with exercise tips, cooking demos, and more!
  • First Choice by Select Health is proud to be working with SafeLink Wireless to offer the Lifeline phone program at no cost to you! Qualifying members get a smartphone, with 3GB of data and 350 monthly minutes, unlimited text messages, and calls to First Choice Member Services that will not count toward the 350 minutes. Please visit our SafeLink page for complete details and restrictions.

You want the best for your family. At First Choice, helping families get care and stay well is the very heart of our work. It’s your family, it’s your choice.

Make us your First Choice today!

Existing members may also call First Choice Member Services at 1-888-276-2020 if you have questions, or need help filling out your annual review form. If you need a form, please call 1-888-549-0820 today.

* While supplies last.
** Standard message and data fees may apply.

*** First Choice by Select Health is rated higher by network providers than all other Medicaid plans in South Carolina, according to an independent provider satisfaction survey conducted by SPH Analytics, a National Committee for Quality Assurance-certified vendor, November 2019.