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Breast Center

The first thing you will notice at Palmetto Health Breast Center is our warm, caring staff. The entire team in our Breast Center is dedicated to improving women’s health. Knowing how busy women and moms are, each of our Breast Center locations offers early morning and late afternoon hours.

As a result of our commitment, we have been honored with a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Award, given by the American College of Radiology (ACR). We have achieved the ACR high standards for quality, staff and advanced technology. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers has also granted Palmetto Health Breast Center full accreditation, the first fully accredited breast center in the South Carolina. The program, administered by the American College of Surgeons, ensures that patients will have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a full range of services
  • Multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Breast Cancer Conferences
  • Nurse Navigators
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials
  • Quality breast care close to home

Make An Appointment
We have four convenient locations with extended hours for breast imaging procedures. All of our facilities are accredited by the American College of Radiology.

  • Palmetto Health Baptist
    1501 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201
    Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Phone: 803-296-8888 / 800-367-1443 / 800-221-9724
  • Palmetto Health Richland
    1 Richland Medical Park Dr., Suite 120, Columbia, SC 29203
    Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Phone: 803-296-8888 / 800-367-1443 / 800-221-9724
  • Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge
    400 Palmetto Health Pkwy., Columbia, SC 29212
    Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Phone: 803-296-8888 / 800-367-1443 / 800-221-9724
  • Northeast Diagnostics – Northeast Medical Park
    115 Blarney Dr., Suite 206, Columbia, SC 29223
    Phone: 803-296-8888 / 800-367-1443 / 800-221-9724

Mobile Mammography Screenings
Palmetto Health has a mobile mammography van for digital screening mammograms. The van is available for on-site screenings at offices, health fairs or community events within a certain radius of Columbia. For more information about mobile mammography, please call 803-296-3868.  

Breast Exams for Life
Breast Exams for Life is a program that offers a free screening mammogram on the mobile mammography van for qualified individuals. For more information on the Breast Exams for Life (BEL) Project, click on the BEL brochure, e-mailBEL.PROJECT@palmettohealth.org or call 803-296-3485. 

Breast Cancer Nurse Navigators
Our compassionate Nurse Navigators educate and support our patients from the point of their diagnosis throughout the end of their cancer treatment. Nurse Navigators work as support a system for both the patient and their family by serving as care coordinators and system navigators, easing some of the stress associated with breast cancer. Nurse Navigators are also advocates and community ambassadors on a mission to improve the cancer experience.

Breast Conference Teams
For almost two decades, at Palmetto Health Breast Center, teams of surgeons, oncologists, breast imaging specialists/radiologists, genetics counselors, pathologists, nurses and others meet weekly to evaluate and recommend courses of treatment for all newly diagnosed patients. Our team approach means that patients receive the benefit of an enormous amount of combined experience, expertise and brainpower in planning and evaluating their treatment. This team approach has raised the standard for breast cancer diagnosis, planning and treatment in the Midlands.

Palmetto Health Foundation Walk for Life/Race for Life
More than 11,000 walkers and runners helped raise over $800,000, including in-kind donations, for Palmetto Health Breast Center at the October 18, 2014 Walk for Life/Race for Life!  Thank you to all of the participants, donors, sponsors, volunteers and other supporters for making the 2014 Walk for Life/Race for Life a huge success!