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Programs of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) is a Medicare and Medicaid program that helps people meet their healthcare needs in the community instead of going to a nursing home or other care facility. 

With PACE, you have a team of healthcare professionals working with you and your family to make sure you get the coordinated care you need. Usually, they care for a small number of people, so they really get to know you.

When you enroll in PACE, you may be required to use a PACE-preferred doctor.

How does PACE work?

PACE covers all Medicare- and Medicaid-covered care and services, and other services that the PACE team of health care professionals decides are necessary to improve and maintain your health. This includes drugs, as well as any other medically necessary care, like doctor or health care provider visits, transportation, home care, hospital visits and even nursing home stays when necessary.

If you have Medicaid, you won’t have to pay a monthly premium for the long-term care portion of the PACE benefit. If you have Medicare but not Medicaid, you’ll be charged a monthly premium to cover the long-term care portion of the PACE benefit and a premium for Medicare drug coverage (Part D). However, in PACE, there’s never a deductible or copayment for any drug, service, or care approved by the PACE team of health care professionals.

Who is eligible for PACE?

South Carolinians who have either Medicare or Medicaid, or both, may join PACE. PACE is only available in certain counties in South Carolina. To qualify for PACE, you must:

  • Be 55 or older.
  • Live in the service area of a PACE organization as noted below.
  • Meet nursing home-level of care as certified by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Be able to live safely in the community with help from PACE.

PACE is currently available in Anderson, Bamberg, Calhoun, Greenville, Lexington, Orangeburg, Pickens and Richland counties. Learn more about enrollment by reading the Enrollment Guidance. If you are interested in obtaining more information about PACE, please contact one of the PACE providers listed below.

Pace Providers in South Carolina

Prisma Health SeniorCare PACE-Midlands

Serves Richland and Lexington counties. For more information, please call (803) 931-8175. Fax number: 803-434-3773 TYY: 800-735-8583

Prisma Health SeniorCare PACE-Upstate

Serves Greenville, Pickens and Anderson counties. For more information, please call (864) 522-1950. Fax number: (864)522-1955 TYY: 800-735-8583

The Orangeburg Senior Helping Center

Serves Orangeburg, Calhoun, and Bamberg counties. For more information, please call (803) 747- 0012. Email: Fax: (803) 268-5302 TTY: (866) 884-9856