Stevens & Wilkinson’s design team worked in tandem with Palmetto Health and the local YMCA of Columbia to develop a new facility that combines an integrated primary care medical clinic with a new wellness and fitness center. Designed to further the Palmetto Health brand, the new facility is similar in design to Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge.
The goal of the new Palmetto Health Primary Care Center and YMCA Express is to inspire a more healthy lifestyle among the community. The facility seamlessly integrates a primary care clinic with the wellness center programs to create physical and emotional synergy between the idea of health and physical activity. The building entry, lobby, gathering space, and classroom are all shared between the two programs, and the open layout provides interaction with and views to the workout spaces from both the main lobby and clinical check-in desk.
The primary care clinic design is based upon an “on-stage”/”off-stage” concept, separating the individualized patient experience from the staff work areas. The clinic includes exam and work space for four providers, x-ray, and on-site lab. The wellness center includes general cardio equipment, group exercise room, a specialized spin room, and a child-watch area.
Building highlights include numerous workout areas, multi-purpose classroom, and interactive spaces for both large and small groups.