Paying for Services

Insurance company contact information can generally be found on the back of the insurance card.

Some providers will require a credit card on file to cover possible no-show/cancellation fees. Students without credit cards may be able to provide a cash deposit for these fees.

Students should check directly with their provider regarding costs of services and other payment requirements, and what types of payment (cash, credit card, check, Venmo, etc.) are accepted. Payment is usually due at the time of service.

Using Insurance

When using insurance, know the plan deductible, and any co-insurance or co-payment fees. These costs vary among insurance plans. (If you are unaware of what these terms mean, get more info here.)

Paying for Services without Using Insurance

Students may opt not to utilize insurance to pay for services. In those cases, the student is paying 'out of pocket' and is responsible for covering the full cost of services. For many students, meeting this level of cost is a challenge.

Low/no cost and sliding scale providers offer discounted fees for therapy, usually based on client income. The lower the income, the lower the fee. Providers offer a wide range of scales. Some providers who accept insurance may also offer some sliding scale spaces appointments in their practice. Other sliding scale providers do not accept any insurance coverage.

Prescription Assistance Programs

Tidelands Community Care Network will work with insured or uninsured residents to provide medication assistance. Assistance can be provided through Welvista and customers can receive help to enroll at a reduced cost to primary care. For more information please dial 843-580-8598.

Little River Medical Center can also assist with medication assistance. 
For assistance contact the following locations:

Ruben Lopez - Carolina Forest - 843-360-2617
Gabby Lemmo - South Strand - 843-360-0155
Jose Carrazco - Little River - 843-231-0470
Donna Moody - Loris - 843-602-6159

Access Health Horry helps uninsured residents find reduced-fee medical care and prescription assistance.

Friendship Medical Clinic and Pharmacy and Health Care Partners of South Carolina provide basic medical care for uninsured residents.  

Prescription Discount Card Programs

GoodRx is a startup company that operates a telemedicine platform and a free-to-use website and mobile app that track prescription drug prices in the United States and provide free drug coupons for discounts on medications. GoodRx checks more than 75,000 pharmacies in the United States.

NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their medications, other healthcare costs and provide free drug card for discounts on medications. 

Optum Perks is a leading health care company helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone. We provide you with simple, effective and lower-cost options to help you get the medications you need at a cost you can afford. We work with drug companies to lower prices and then pass the savings on to you. You can search our database of discounted drug prices to find the medication you need. Drug prices can change so check back often to make sure you’re getting the best price available.

SingleCare saves up to 80% on your prescriptions with prescription coupons. Compare Rx prices from your local pharmacies to get the best prescription prices.