This depends on your health insurance plan. Most HMO’s do require a referral, whereas most PPO’s do not. Check with your individual health plan.
It’s better to bring diagnostics images as the doctors like to see the latest images taken, whether it is x-rays, MRI’s or CT scans. We do not have the ability to connect to most imaging facilities software, therefore it is helpful for you to pick up copies and bring them with you in the first appointment.
We will gladly bill any insurance. However, we may not be considered a “preferred provider” on your particular plan, which means your insurance may not pay the full amount. You can contact your insurance company (the number should be on the back of your card) to inquire about your specific benefits.
We have your medical records on a file that can be obtained by calling or stopping by our front desk. A document must be signed before we can release medical records to you or to other providers based on the HIPPA guidelines.
Please call 803-788-2225 Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
An appointment is required in order to check you, as we don’t have walk in hours. Please call us on 803-788-2225 to schedule an appointment.
We serve you from Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, we may be closed during certain holidays, so please refer to announcements section.
First, you will fill out our office forms telling us about your complaints, then, a doctor will provide a consultation, asking further questions to ensure how can fully serve you.
Third, we will provide a physical exam, take necessary x-rays and perform any additional diagnostic testing that is appropriate. Note that all of our treatments at Columbia Clinic are gentle and pain free.
Please contact your pharmacy for all medications, except for narcotic pain medications. The pharmacy will then notify us through an electronic system and we will call you when they are available. Our prescription policy requires 24-48 hours to refill a medication, and we don’t refill medications on Fridays or the weekends. Please plan accordingly.
Physiatrists at Columbia Clinic treat injuries or illnesses that affect how people feel and move with the goals of reducing pain and restoring function without surgery.
They treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to sport, work and auto injuries. They see patients in all age groups and treat problems that touch upon all the major systems in the body. Physiatrists treat acute and chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders. They may see a person who lifts a heavy object at work and experiences back pain, a basketball player who sprains an ankle and needs rehabilitation to play again, a car accident victim, or a knitter who has carpal tunnel syndrome.
We are a Multidisciplinary Office providing medically managed physical medicine and rehabilitation. We are nerve, muscle and bone experts with goals of reducing pain and restoring function without surgeries.
You should bring your completed patient forms for your visit time. These can be mailed to you or found on our website. Also, please bring a copy of your valid insurance card. In addition, if you have any diagnostic imaging studies, such as x-rays, MRI’s or CT scans, they’ll be very helpful for your initial appointment at Columbia Clinic.