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Make Us 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.* First Choice offers all of the standard Medicaid benefits plus extra benefits at no cost to you for every stage of your and your family’s life, including programs like:

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Prenatal/Postpartum Care

  • Maternity support and dedicated Care Managers for pregnant moms through our Bright Start® prenatal program, and Keys to Your Care® texting for expectant moms.
  • Regional baby showers. Qualifying members receive diaper bags and other supplies, plus they now have a choice of a car seat, a portable crib, or a stroller.**
  • NEW! Diaper Days for children ages 0 – 30 months.**
  • Electric breast pump for new and expectant moms, with a prescription from your OB/GYN. Conditions apply. 
  • Home-delivered meals for new moms enrolled in Bright Start. Conditions apply.
  • Newborn circumcision up to 6 months old.
  • Rewards, like gift cards, for completing qualifying healthy behaviors. For more information, please visit First Choice’s Staying Healthy page.
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Child Wellness (up to age 21)

  • Jump-Start back-to-school events with health screenings, haircuts, and backpacks filled with school supplies for grades K – 12.**
  • Voucher for swim lessons or Youth Sports Program for qualified members at participating regional YMCA locations.
  • GED assistance and college scholarships for qualifying members.
  • Regional member-appreciation events at participating museums, now providing Scholastic books.
  • Rewards, like gift cards, for completing qualifying healthy behaviors.
  • NEW! First Choice Take Flight Enhanced foster care program for youth who are aging out of foster care.
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Adult Wellness (21 years and older)

  • Adult vision care, including eye exam and glasses every 2 years. Conditions apply.
  • Well-woman services, including mobile mammography.
  • Rewards, like gift cards, for completing qualifying healthy behaviors. For more information, please visit First Choice’s Staying Healthy page.
  • GED assistance and college scholarships for qualifying members.
  • State-of-the-art community center, open to members and the public, access to assistance offered by our community partners, such as Benefit Bank services — with certified counselors and tax appointments. (Note: Certain events are for members only.)  
  • NEW! Fresh Produce Box and Meal Program — Free home-delivered fresh produce boxes or meal kits for qualifying members.
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Technology Benefits***

  • Download our app on Google Play or App Store for an electronic version of your ID card you can fax from your phone to your health provider. The app also allows you to 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.
  • We have a 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, 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 4.5GB 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.

Act Now! 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 or visit

Press Ganey Logo* First Choice by Select Health rated higher by network providers than all other Medicaid plans in South Carolina, according to an independent provider satisfaction survey by SPH Analytics, a Press Ganey Solution and National Committee for Quality Assurance-certified vendor, February 2022.
** While supplies last.
*** Standard message and data fees may apply.