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First Care

2406 Decker Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29206
Phone: 803-736-2530
Fax: 803-736-4830

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome! No appointment necessary.

About Our Practice
Welcome to First Care, a walk-in primary care practice. We provide comprehensive medical care from routine short-term needs, like annual physicals, to acute care issues, like abrasions, contusions and fractures, as well as the management of chronic diseases. We are NCQA Logoconveniently located on Decker Blvd.

Our practice is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a health care setting that emphasizes partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patients' families.

Our Physicians

Stewart Young MD

Stewart G. Young, MD, attended undergraduate school at Clemson University and medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. After completing an internship at Richland Memorial Hospital (now Palmetto Health Richland), Dr. Young began working with First Care.
E. Allen Neilsen, MD E. Allen Neilsen, MD, is board certified in family medicine. He earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed his family medicine residency at Palmetto Health Richland. His clinical interests include urgent care; adult, pediatric and adolescent medicine; sports medicine; and office-based procedures for musculoskeletal, dermatologic and many gynecological concerns.


Scheduling Appointments
To make an appointment, call 803-736-2530. Please bring your insurance card, picture identification (such as a driver’s license) and any medications you are currently taking.

If an appointment needs to be cancelled, please call at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment time.

The forms below may be printed and completed prior to your arrival. Please bring a copy to your visit.

Manage your health care with MyHealth-Physician, our online patient portal. Sign up during your next office visit. Learn more about MyHealth here.

Prescriptions and Refills
Please allow 48 hours for prescription refill requests. You may contact our office if you need additional information about prescriptions.

Fees and Insurance
We accept most insurance plans. If you have a question about our fees or your bill, please call our Physician Practice Billing department at 803-296-7306 and we will assist you. Payment is due when services are rendered. For your convenience we accept cash, checks and credit cards. It is your responsibility to fully understand your coverage benefits and to verify that we are listed as approved providers prior to scheduling an appointment with us.

After-Hours Care
First Care has a physician on call each night and on weekends. Please be assured your care will be in the best of hands.

From Downtown:  Bull St. becomes SC-277 N. Merge onto I-20 E toward Florence. Take the US-1/Two Notch Rd exit, EXIT 74. Turn right onto Two Notch Rd/US-1 S. Turn left onto Decker Blvd.
Our office is 0.4 mile past O’Neil Ct.
From Florence: Take I-20 W toward Augusta. Merge onto Two Notch Rd/US-1 S via EXIT 74 toward Columbia. Turn left onto Decker Blvd. Our office is 0.4 mile past O’Neil Ct.

From Charlotte:  Merge onto I-77 S via EXIT 1B toward Columbia. Merge onto SC-277 S via EXIT 18 toward I-20 W/Columbia/Augusta. Take the Parklane Rd exit. Turn left onto Parklane Rd.
If you reach SC-277 S you've gone about 0.2 mile too far. Parklane Rd. becomes Decker Blvd.  Our office is approximately one mile down on the left.

Palmetto Health Physician Practices
We are proud to be part of the Palmetto Health Physician Practices network, which includes healthcare professionals who are highly trained to meet your medical needs. Our physicians offer quality care in a variety of locations convenient to your home or work.

Providing excellent medical care in comfortable office environments, our network team of physicians, nurses and staff is prepared to answer any questions you have. We provide comprehensive medical care for short-term needs like annual physicals as well as the ongoing management of chronic diseases. Prevention is a big part of your overall care plan. Should additional, focused medical treatment ever be needed, your doctor will refer you to a specialist and stay involved in your care. Only at Palmetto Health will you find the extensive level of expertise available from a wide variety of specialists.