Our affiliate system

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019

Stay healthy throughout every stage of your life

Taking care of yourself is important – for you and your family. One key to staying healthy is keeping up with preventive tests and screenings. See below which tests are appropriate for your age, as well as health services you may need.

Adolescent years



  • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV series)
  • Meningococcal (MCV4)

First gynecologic visit

Young adult years



  • Urinalysis
  • Cholesterol
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone labs
  • Glucose
  • Rubella titer

Reproductive health

  • Pap test (starting at age 21)
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing
  • HPV immunization (if not given at age 11-12)

Health maintenance

  • Take folic acid to prevent birth defects

Maternity care

  • Maternal fetal medicine

Family planning

Mid-life years


Family planning


  • Pap test
  • Urinalysis
  • Mammogram annually beginning at 40
  • Cholesterol (every 3-5 years)
  • Thyroid stimulating–hormone labs (if indicated)
  • Glucose (high risk)
  • Bone density screening
  • Regular colonoscopy screening beginning at age 50 (earlier if African-American or have family history)

Maternity care

  • Maternal-fetal medicine

Menopause management

Family planning

Heart care

Later years



  • Pap test
  • Urinalysis
  • Mammogram
  • Cholesterol (every 3-5 years)
  • Thyroid stimulating–hormone labs (if indicated)
  • Fecal occult blood test, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy every 5 years from age 50 to 75
  • Glucose (high risk)
  • Bone density screening

Health maintenance

  • Osteoporosis prevention
  • Vision/hearing screening

Cancer care

Geriatric care

Heart care

Stroke care

Health services

Breast health

Because your breast health is important throughout your life, we offer comprehensive breast health services featuring digital mammography and the Midlands’ only digital mobile mammogram service.

Heart health

Heart disease usually develops seven to 10 years later in women than in men, but it is just as deadly. In fact, it is the number one killer of women in the U.S. The good news is 80 percent of heart disease is preventable. We can help make your heart healthier.

The Birthplace – Maternity

Because there is no delivery more important than yours, you deserve the highest level of care and compassion.


Women of all ages should schedule routine gynecological examinations. Find a doctor who’s right for you.

Related services

Behavioral health

Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression as men. Women are also more likely to suffer from anxiety, panic disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our compassionate behavioral health professionals can help.


You can rest assured that should you need cancer care, our skilled physicians and team members are trained to care for you throughout your cancer journey.

Medical specialties

At Palmetto Health, you have access to a wide range of comprehensive health care services.


Every year, 55,000 more women suffer a stroke than men. It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of a stroke, as well as the stroke services available to you.


Our risk for an orthopedic injury increases as we age. We offer specialized care for a full range of orthopedic conditions.

Weight management

Maintaining a healthy weight is vitally important. Palmetto Health-USC Weight Management Center offers real hope for lasting weight loss through weight loss surgery.

Wellness programs

Women often are so busy caring for others that they neglect themselves. We want you to live a longer, healthier life. That’s why we offer programs to help you stay healthy.

Wellness resources