121 Greystone Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29210
Welvista is a private, nonprofit organization that serves vulnerable South Carolinians through two programs, our Medication Assistance Program (MAP) and Smiles for a Lifetime Pediatric Dental Program (Smiles). Welvista envisions a South Carolina where no one has to choose between food and medication and no child goes without dental care.
Welvista’s MAP is a free, full-service, mail-order pharmacy for uninsured, low income South Carolinians. By providing access to medications to treat chronic medical conditions, Welvista is able to both improve the health of our patients and reduce the cost of uncompensated care to our state. We mail prescriptions directly to our patients’ homes to reduce barriers to care such as lack of transportation and accessibility to medication. Additionally, our pharmacists provide our patients with counseling and education to improve medication adherence. These services are free for our patients.
Our Smiles program is a nonprofit, school-based pediatric dental program providing preventive and restorative services to school-aged children in grades K-12 in rural South Carolina counties. The centers are located on school grounds in Allendale, Clarendon, Dillon, and Hampton school districts. Transportation is provided and there is never an out-of-pocket cost for services. The five centers operate during school hours allowing equal access to all children by breaking down transportation barriers and alleviating a parent’s need to miss work hours for their student’s dental appointment.
Approximately 99% of total expenses are devoted to program services. A donation of $200 will sponsor a patient in our medication assistance program for one year. A donation of $500 will sponsor a child in the Smiles for a Lifetime program for one year.