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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.* In fact, more than nine in 10 providers recommend First Choice to their patients as well as fellow providers.* 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

  • Regional baby showers with car seats, diaper bags, and more for qualifying members.**
  • NEW! Electric breast pump for new and expectant moms, with a prescription from your OB/GYN. Conditions apply. (Beginning January 1, 2022.)
  • NEW! Home-delivered meals for new moms enrolled in Bright Start®. Conditions apply.
  • Newborn circumcision up to 6 months old.
  • 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)

  • Rewards, like gift cards, for completing qualifying healthy behaviors.
  • NEW! Adult vision care, including eye exam and glasses every 2 years. Conditions apply.
  • Well-woman services, including mobile mammography.
  • 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. Currently closed due to the pandemic.)
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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, 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 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.

Due to COVID-19, annual Medicaid eligibility reviews are temporarily suspended. Opens a new window

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.