Welcome To Swain County

Social Services

Medicaid & Medicare

Medicaid benefits and eligibility vary according to a person's circumstances. It is important to remember that Division OF Medical Assistance policies and regulations must be followed for each application/redetermination. There are several different groups of individuals who may qualify for Medicaid benefits. All programs have income limits and some programs have resource/reserve limits. Individuals who are eligible for full Medicaid benefits receive a Medicaid card at approval and one time a year if their benefits continue. Medicaid may also be retroactive to cover medical bills from the 3 months prior to the month of application.

Here is a list of programs offered under Medicaid:

Medicaid Dental Providers in Our Area

Automatic Eligibility

Medicare Part-B Premium Assistanced

Medicaid for Pregnant Women and Children

Medicaid for the Aged (65+), Blind and Disabled

NC Health Choice for Children

Application for Medicaid:

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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