Financial Services

Paying medical bills should take as little time as possible and that is why we offer Online Bill Pay so you can take care of business at a convenient time for you during your busy day.

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View and Pay Medical Bills Online

Login in anytime to access and pay your medical bills online conveniently and securely. We provide this service at no charge to you. Whether you have used our system before or not, you can register and gain access to the portal or even Guest Pay if you have your “Bill Pay Code” and balance from your statement.

Figuring out payment billing and insurance can be confusing. At SCOA, we recognize this and provide telephone customer service representatives who care about helping you and your family with financial questions.

If you would like to speak with someone directly about:

  • Itemized listing of your bill,
  • Explanation of your bill specifics,
  • What your insurance paid and what is due

Please contact us at (803)-461-3000 for assistance.

New Patient Forms

Welcome to the radiation department at SC Oncology. We would like to invite you to complete our online patient information packet. Having this information completed prior to your visit with us will assist us in making your time in our facility as efficient as possible. We ask that you complete the information and bring it with you to your appointment.

Should you have any questions related to this information, please call our office at 803.461.3000.

Patient Education

On your journey with cancer you not only have questions but, you seek to find answers and solutions as well. That is why here at SCOA, we understand the truth that knowledge is power and we make it a priority to see that you are educated every step of the way, no matter your cancer diagnosis. Patient education is an important part of what makes The Cancer Center at South Carolina Oncology different.

When you need answers, SCOA provides educational resources that explain your type of cancer, what the stages are, your treatment goals, risks, side effects and treatment options. We specialize in the treatment of most types of cancer including those listed below:

Types of Cancer

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Hematologic Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer

Prior to any first treatment or treatment change our patients are scheduled to visit with a teaching nurse for a face to face appointment. During the session, our patients and family members (if requested) will learn about their specific treatment plan and any potential side effects related to treatment. After our patients have completed the education process and all of your questions have been answered then you will be oriented to our treatment area.

Social Work

Your Oncology Social Work Team

Serving as advocates for patients with cancer and their families, our team of dedicated social workers provide valuable assistance at every stage of the cancer journey. Offering information on resources, insurance coverage and other types of social support to include tips on talking to your family and children about cancer.

Social workers provide a myriad of helpful services such as securing financial assistance or home health care, guiding patients to community resources and area support groups, and also with helping individuals transition to survivorship. The social workers at SCOA also help patients and families manage the stress and the loss that can be associated with cancer.

The compassionate social work team at South Carolina Oncology Associates is committed to providing comprehensive social services for our patients. SCOA employs social workers who work with one common goal in mind – to assist our patients.

Cancer Matters

A cancer diagnosis can change nearly every aspect of your life, from your daily schedule to the way you manage your money. It can also affect every member of your family and household. Fear, anxiety and stress can take a toll on you and your family. Because cancer matters so deeply in your life and in the lives of your loved ones, our SCOA social work service is one of the most important departments at South Carolina Oncology Associates. In the course of our work, we develop relationships with our patients – not from just a medical perspective, but from a personal one as well.

We help patients secure the ancillary services they need during treatment, such as transportation to the clinic, home health care, hospice and medical equipment service. Our highly experienced social workers know how to navigate the complex network of co-pay assistance foundations and other financial assistance programs. Our SCOA social workers have the training and experience to predict the challenges patients may face and to provide resources to help the patient get the assistance they need.

South Carolina Oncology Associates (SCOA) is the only comprehensive cancer treatment center in South Carolina that provides medical, radiation and gynecological oncology, plus important patient support services like social work – all under one roof.

SCOA’s team of dedicated and professional social workers help simplify the lives of cancer patients and their families.

Technology & Equipment

Continuous improvements in technologies and techniques have revolutionized radiation oncology, and SCOA has been the pacesetter in radiation oncology in South Carolina and much of the Southeast. SCOA was one of the first South Carolina oncology centers to implement revolutionary radiation therapy treatments, such as:

  • B-Mode Acquisition and Targeting system, a sophisticated three-dimensional tracking system that helps to localize tumors that sometimes move in between treatments.
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy, a new radiation oncology technology that delivers radiation more precisely to the tumor while sparing healthy tissue nearby.
  • Image-guided radiation therapy, the use of imaging during radiation to help localize tumors that move.
  • Volumetric Arc Therapy, or VMAT, which can deliver a dose of radiation to the entire tumor in a single in a 360-degree rotation, unlike conventional IMRT treatments that must make repeated stops and starts to deliver several smaller doses.
  • Sterotactic Body Radiation Therapy, or SBRT, is a specially designed coordinate-system used for the exact localization of the tumors in the body in order to treat it with limited but highly precise treatment fields. SBRT involves the delivery of a single high dose radiation treatment or a few fractionated radiation treatments (usually up to 5 treatments).

SCOA is one of a limited number of private practices with access to Gamma Knife technology, which uses precise beams of radiation to destroy tumors of the brain, head and neck. Our SCOA radiation oncologists and medical physicists work with neurosurgeons in South Carolina to provide care at the Gamma Knife Center of the Carolinas. There, they treat brain tumors, vascular abnormalities affecting blood vessels, and other neurologic conditions. Because the Gamma Knife uses beams of radiation rather than complicated invasive surgery, patients can undergo treatment as outpatients and avoid a lengthy hospital stay.

When You Arrive at SCOA

SCOA is the only comprehensive cancer treatment center in South Carolina that provides medical, radiation and gynecological oncology, along with important patient support services like diagnostic radiology, and infusion therapy – all under one roof. For 40 years, our team of cancer doctors and nurses have gained a reputation for providing exceptional cancer care.

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The “100 Steps” Method

100 Steps – that’s approximately the actual number of steps that our patients have to take once they walk thru the doors of The Cancer Center at South Carolina Oncology Associates to the end of that days’ appointment.  Taking you from the front desk, to financial services, phlebotomy, then to your designated pod area for imaging scan, then meeting with your oncologist, for chemotherapy or radiation. SCOA is focused on you and part of that is making sure your energy is focused on treatment and healing and not the time it takes to get from one point to another during this process and that is why we have made your patient footprint lighter, for less stress and ease. For those days , when the steps are hard to make – We help you make every step count.