Understanding the radiology referral process allows you to be an informed patient and price conscious consumer. Knowing your options gives you the power of choice in addition to saving time and your healthcare dollars.
At your examination, your doctor orders a radiology test (MRI, CT, X-ray, or Ultrasound) to help diagnose and treat your medical problem.
Your doctor may advise where you have the test, but the decision is yours. You can take your radiology order to any facility that offers the test. Hospital-owned facilities typically charge more than independent outpatient facilities. Ask your doctor for facility choices.
Your doctor's office might schedule the test for you, but once you have the signed order you can schedule or re-schedule the test at the facility you choose. Not all imaging facilities are the same; cost can vary greatly, even for patients with insurance. Ask questions; be informed.
After the test is completed, a radiologist will electronically send your referring doctor the radiology images and a written report with the results of your test.
Your doctor will discuss the results of your test at your follow-up appointment.
No matter your communication preference, we provide three easy ways to schedule your appointment:
Monday - Friday 8am - 5 pm
Saturday 8 am - 2 pm
Our center teams will be happy to schedule your appointment.
Stop in at any of our statewide center locations to schedule with our front desk.
Additionally, your healthcare provider’s office staff can assist you with scheduling your appointment as all diagnostic imaging procedures must be referred by your physician and require a signed referral.
It is extremely important for you to keep your scheduled appointment. If an emergency prevents you from keeping it, please call our office prior to your scheduled appointment time, to cancel or reschedule. This simple step will prevent unnecessary delays for all of our patients.
The form completed and signed by your ordering healthcare provider.
You will need to bring a form of identification and current insurance card(s).
Any previous, relevant imaging exams and reports performed outside of our network.
Uninsured Patients: Payment is required at time of services rendered.
Insured Patients: At time of service, you will be required to pay any deductible, co-pay or coinsurance dictated by your insurance plan.
If your healthcare provider order an MRI, Cat Scan, Ultrasound, or X-ray, you have a choice where your test is performed. Choosing a South Carolina Imaging outpatient radiology facility can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
With high deductible health plans on the rise, our contracted rates with insurance companies are typically 40% less than the hospital which in turn decreases your exam cost.
We offer affordable, discounted self pay pricing. If you pay in full at time of service, we offer an additional discount to the total amount due.
We will be happy to deliver a no-commitment price quote (no appointment necessary) based on your current insurance plan. Even if you don’t have insurance, our staff can quickly communicate the cost of your exam.
Requests received before 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, will receive a same-day response. Requests received after 4 p.m., on weekends, or on holidays will receive a response the next business day.
South Carolina Diagnostic Imaging complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. South Carolina Diagnostic Imaging does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
South Carolina Diagnostic Imaging:
Provide free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
Provide free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
If you need these services, please contact Language Line interpreter services toll-free at 1-855-526-4411, then select option 3. TDD/TTY: 1-800-735-8262.
If you believe that South Carolina Diagnostic Imaging has not provided these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:
Section 1557 coordinator
3480 Preston Ridge Road, Ste 600
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Telephone: (877) 780-1378
Fax: (678) 992-7558
You may file a grievance by mail or in person at the facility where care was provided. If you need help filing a grievance, call (877) 780-1378.
You may also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available online at ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
Complaint forms are available at hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html
ATTENTION: Language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-855-526-4411. Select option 3. TDD/TTY: 1-800-735-8262.
ATENCIÓN: Los servicios de asistencia lingüísticos, gratuitos, están disponibles para usted. Llame al 1-855-526-4411. Seleccione la opción 1. TDD/TTY: 1-800-735-8262.
注意： 您可以享受免費的語言協助服務。請撥打 1-855-526-4411。選擇選項 1。TDD/TTY：1-800-735-8262。
Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
CHÚ Ý: Có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho quý vị. Gọi 1-855-526-4411. Chọn tùy chọn 1. TDD/TTY: 1-800-735-8262.
주의: 무료 언어 지원 서비스를 이용하실 수 있습니다. 1-855-526-4411번으로 전화하십시오. 옵션 1을 선택하십시오. TDD/TTY: 1-800-735-8262.
IMPORTANT : Des services d’assistance linguistique gratuits sont à votre disposition. Appelez le +1 855 526 4411. Sélectionnez l’option 1. Dispositif de télécommunication pour sourds et malentendants : +1 800 735 8262.
ملاحظة: خدمات المساعدة اللغوية المجانية متاحة لك. اتصل على الرقم 1-855-526-4411. اختر الخيار 3. جهاز الاتصال الكتابي/الهاتف النصي: 1-800-735-8262.
ВНИМАНИЕ: Для вас доступна бесплатная услуга языковой поддержки. Позвоните по телефону 1-855-526-4411. Выберите вариант 1. Текстовый телефон/телетайп: 1-800-735-8262.
Tagalog (Tagalog – Filipino)
ATENSYON: May mga libreng serbisyo ng tulong sa wika na available sa iyo. Tumawag sa 1-855-526-4411. Piliin ang opsyon 1. TDD/TTY: 1-800-735-8262.
توجه: خدمات ترجمه به طور رایگان در اختیارتان قرار دارد. با شماره 1-855-526-4411 تماس بگیرند. گزینه 3 را انتخاب کنید. TDD/TTY: 1-800-735-8262
ማሳሰቢያ፦ የቋንቋ እርዳታ አገልግሎቶች በነጻ ይገኛሉ። በ 1-855-526-4411 ላይ ይደውሉ። አማራጭ 1ን ይምረጡ። TDD/TTY፦ 1-800-735-8262.
HINWEIS: Es stehen Ihnen kostenlose Sprachassistenzdienste zur Verfügung. Wählen Sie +1 855 526 4411. Wählen Sie Option 1 aus. TDD/TTY: 1 800 735 8262.
برائے توجہ: آپ کے لیے زبان سے متعلق اعانت کی خدمات، مفت دستیاب ہی
۔ 1-855-526-4411 پر فون کریں۔ اختیار 1 چنیں۔ TDD/TTY: 1-800-735-8262۔
ध्यान दें: आपके लिए निःशुल्क भाषा सहायता सेवाएं उपलब्ध हैं। 1-855-526-4411 को कॉल करें। विकल्प 1 चुनें। TDD/TTY: 1-800-735-8262.
Awrસાવધાન: તમારા માટે ભાષા સહાય સેવાઓ, વિના મૂલ્યે, ઉપલબ્ધ છે. 1-855-526-4411 પર કૉલ કરો. વિકલ્પ 1 પસંદ કરો. TDD/TTY: 1-800-735-8262.
মনোযোগ দিন: আপনার জন্য বিনামূল্যে ভাষা সহায়তা পরিষেবা লভ্য আছে। 1-855-526-4411 নম্বরে ফোন করুন। বিকল্প 1 নির্বাচন করুন। TDD/TTY: 1-800-735-8262।
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