Welcome To Swain County

Social Services

Medicaid Eligibility

Individuals who qualify for certain cash assistance programs automatically qualify for Medicaid without a separate application. If cash assistance ends, the Medicaid may be continued if the individual meets the eligibility criteria for another type of Medicaid. The programs which include automatic Medicaid are:

  • Work First Family Assistance for families with children
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for elderly, blind and disabled individuals
  • State/County Special Assistance (SA) assistance for payment of rest home expenses for elderly, blind and disabled individuals


Department of Social Services
80 Academy Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address
PO Box 610
Bryson City, NC 28713


Sheila Sutton, Director
Phone 828-488-6921
Fax 828-488-8271

Office Hours