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First Choice by Select Health Helps South Carolinians Prepare for Winter

November 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“Warming Up for Winter“ Offers Coats, Hats, Gloves, Flu Shots and More in Columbia, South Carolina on Nov. 16, 2023


Select Health of South Carolina’s First Choice health plan wants South Carolinians to be prepared for the cooler weather and so it is hosting a “Warming Up for Winter” event. Along with community partners, Select Health will give away hats, gloves, and new and gently used coats at no cost to attendees while quantities last. In addition, flu shots will be provided by Walgreens for adults 18 years and older with photo ID and valid health insurance cards. There will be activities for children and light refreshments will be served. Select Health’s bilingual staff will assist Spanish-speaking families, and interpretation services will be available. Community organizations will be there to provide attendees with helpful resources.


Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023
5 – 7 p.m.

First Choice Community Center
217 Park Center Dr.
Columbia, SC  29212

Select Health’s aim is to protect area residents from the cold with winter clothing donated by local companies and houses of worship. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone six months and older get vaccinated against the flu. Vaccination to prevent flu is particularly important for people who are at increased risk of complications from flu, including young children, adults aged 50 years and older, pregnant women and people with certain chronic medical conditions.


About First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina

Select Health of South Carolina, part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, contracts with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) to offer First Choice, the state’s oldest and largest Medicaid managed care health plan, in all 46 counties statewide. For more information about First Choice by Select Health, visit www.selecthealthofsc.com.

Select Health also offers the First Choice VIP Care Plus Medicare-Medicaid plan and First Choice VIP Care (DSNP) Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan for dual eligibles in 42 counties, as well as the First Choice Next Health Insurance Marketplace® product in 17 counties. For more information about First Choice VIP Care Plus, visit www.firstchoicevipcareplus.com. For information about First Choice VIP Care, visit www.firstchoicevipcare.com. For more information about First Choice next, visit www.firstchoicenext.com.   


About AmeriHealth Caritas

AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 13 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves approximately 5 million Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Health Insurance Marketplace® members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, and behavioral health services. Headquartered in Newtown Square, Pa., AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 40 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.



November 16, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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First Choice Community Center
217 Park Center Dr.
Columbia, SC 29212 United States
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