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Tidelands Community Care Network

An Access Health SC network funded by The Duke Endowment

Breaking Down Barriers to Health Care

Tidelands Community Care Network is a public-private partnership that helps break down barriers to provide access to medical care for uninsured and underinsured adults. The network was established in 2011 with the support from The Duke Endowment. In Georgetown County, 15% of the population under the age of 65 does not have health insurance. Tidelands Community Care Network brings together a network of health care providers and community agencies to help community members navigate through obstacles to receiving health care. Our care coordination team works to help you receive the right medical care at the right time.

Network partners include area hospitals, free clinics, health care centers, volunteer physicians, human services, community and government organizations.

What We Do

Tidelands Community Care Network connects uninsured and underinsured participants to primary and specialty care, behavioral health services, health education including our Diabetes Prevention Program, food and housing supports, low or no cost medications through WelVista, transportation to and from medical appointments, and chronic disease management through our community partnerships.

Throughout the one-year program and with the support from a care coordinator and clinical navigator (if applicable), participants will:

  • Establish a primary medical care home
  • Connect with specialty care services that are needed
  • Connect with community partners for referrals for needed services
  • Establish a baseline understanding of their chronic conditions and disease management
  • Connect with eligible programming and insurance options
  • Understand how to navigate the healthcare system

Program Benefits

This program is designed to temporarily support community members who are underinsured or uninsured to help them form a relationship with a primary medical care home for their care, so they are able to connect and utilize this primary care home to navigate and triage their care now and in the future. This program helps create a temporary safety net until participants are able to connect and access long term insurance options and coverage. While actively enrolled in the program, participants will be able to access primary and specialty care that is in our program for a reduced cost, on a sliding scale based on income.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Tidelands Community Care Network services, you must meet these criteria:

  • Be uninsured
  • Be a resident of Georgetown County OR be a resident of Horry or Williamsburg counties that has utilized Tidelands Health services previously
  • Be between the ages of 19 and 65
  • Have an income which is below 200% (or 2x) of the Federal Poverty Guideline

To be eligible for the Healthy Outcomes Plan (HOP), you must meet the above criteria for Tidelands Community Care Network Services AND you must:

  • Have had an inpatient or emergency room visit to a partnering hospital with the last 12 months.
  • Suffer from one or more of these chronic conditions:
    • Behavioral health conditions
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Diabetes
    • Hypertension
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • HIV/AIDS
    • End stage renal disease
    • Sickle Cell

Documentation

To determine eligibility for Tidelands Community Care Network programming, as well as connect you with other available services in our community, we require you provide this information during intake.

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of all income for all household members to include child support, SSI, food stamps, housing and utility assistance, disability, unemployment, etc. Please note that W-2s are not sufficient proof of wages/income.
  • If you currently do not have any income, please provide a letter of financial support from the person(s) that are currently supporting you.
  • Proof of residency (lease or utility bill in your name).
  • Copy of your most recent mortgage statement listing the total outstanding loan amount from your financial institution.
  • Copy of the most recent tax assessment for all real property - including, but not limited to house, land, life estate, mobile home, condominium, time-share, building, etc.
  • Most recent paycheck covering a two-week period or last year's federal tax return for everyone in the household.
  • Two most recent statements for each liquid asset from the financial institution - including, but not limited to checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, annuities, trusts, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, IRA’s, 401k, 403b, retirement accounts, etc. These statements must contain all pages with transactions and details.

Connect

To apply for Tidelands Community Care Network programs, please click here to start the process or call our office at 843-520-8598 to schedule an appointment if you would like in person assistance.