To qualify for care from the Swain County Caring Corner you must:
Be an adult, age 18-64
Make less than 200% of the poverty level, based on the table below.
Count the number of people in your family, including yourself and any children. Then count the amount of money you and anyone else in your family make each week or year. If it is less than the number in the table, you may qualify.
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What documents do I need?
Swain County Caring Corner will treat all qualified applicants without requiring any documentation. However, we can provide limited services in our clinic.
To be eligible for additional services we are partnered with both the Duke LifePoint/Swain Community Hospital and NCMedAssist. If your healthcare provider determines that you need laboratory tests or a referral to a specialist, these services are provided free of charge to patients through the Duke LifePoint Charity care program. Free medications can be obtained through NCMedAssist. To participate in these programs, you will need the documents below
Proof of residency – driver’s license or bill with your name and address
Proof of income – a month’s worth of paystubs or a letter of support
IRS Income Tax Form – First 2 pages of the IRS 1040 form for 1 page of 1040EZ form
Proof that you have applied for Medicaid
QuitLineNC – Free help to stop smoking
Alcoholics Anonymous District 80 Western NC – Free help with drinking problems
Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) – Free and low-cost screenings for breast and cervical cancer, including mammograms and pap smears