Stroke Support and Resources

A stroke can be overwhelming for patients and caregivers.

Here are additional help and resources.

Prisma Health resources

Prisma Health CareCall
Help to find a doctor
803-296-CARE (2273)

Prisma Health’s FREE Smoking Cessation Program
One-month supply of medication and six educational sessions

Prisma Health Stroke Center

Other resources

American Stroke Association
1-888-4-STROKE (478-7653)

Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
Smoking cessation program (talk with a trained tobacco treatment specialist)
1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8869)

National Aphasia Association

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
800-352-9424 or 301-496-5751

National Rehabilitation Information Center

National Stroke Association – Free subscription to StrokeSmart® magazine
1-800-STROKES (787-6537)

Stroke survivor support groups

Encompass Health Stroke Support
Encompass Health would like to invite all stroke survivors, family members and caregivers of stroke survivors to the Active, Independent and Empowered (AIE) stroke survivor support group held at the following locations:

  • Columbia: Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
    2935 Colonial Dr., Columbia, SC 29203
    Education Conference Room, First Floor
    6-7 p.m., every third Thursday of the month
  • West Columbia/Lexington: Holiday Inn and Suites
    110 McSwain Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169
    12-1 p.m., every second Tuesday of the month

These stroke support groups are free and refreshments are served. For more information, call Beverly Brown at 803-240-9230 or visit

Joe Niekro Foundation for Stroke Survivors of Aneurysm (SAH) and AVMs
7 Medical Park, Columbia, SC 29203
Warren Derrick Classroom of Prisma Health
Children’s Hospital
6:00 p.m., every 3rd Thursday of the month

USC Stroke Recovery Group
University of South Carolina
Aphasia Lab, Keenan Building, Suite 300
915 Greene St., Columbia, SC 29208
Monday and Friday, 10-11 a.m.
Caregivers Meeting: Friday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Call Julius Fridriksson, 803-777-2693