COVID-19 Response

In regards to the current situation pertaining to COVID-19, we want to let you know we take your health and safety seriously. We are practicing the following steps to ensure your visit is as pleasant as possible while keeping you safe:

Social Distancing: We are currently practicing social distancing. We will limit the number of patients seen per hour and ensure there are no more than 2 patients in the waiting room at one time. Patients will be taken to an exam room after completion of paperwork. If there are no rooms available and the lobby is full, you will be asked to wait in your vehicle.

Cleanliness: Our staff will be continuously wiping down and disinfecting our exam rooms and lobby, before, during, and after each visit. You will be asked to maintain a safe distance of several feet between all individuals within the office and to wash your hands upon arrival and departure.

Staff: Our staff will practice social distancing both at work and at home. Our staff have taken prophylactic medication and have not been in contact with Covid-19 infected individuals.

Please call to discuss and reschedule your visit if you have fever, cough, travel to Europe, or contact with Covid-19 infected people. For any patient who has a fever of 100.4° or higher, we will NOT be able to provide a visit but instead suggest the following:

There are multiple hospitals providing free telehealth screenings using the promo code “COVID-19.” The virtual screening tools allow hospitals to screen patients and provide a specific place for the patient to go for COVID-19 testing if warranted. Hospitals and other facilities have set up specific sites for testing that are not at the hospital:

McLeod virtual screening here.

MUSC Virtual Urgent Care link here.

PRISMA online link here.

Roper St. Francis link here.


Reasonable health care recommendations:

1. Avoid close contact (6 feet) with people who are sick.

2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

3. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

4. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

5. Use tissues to cover coughs and sneezes, then discard tissue in the trash.

6. Clean/disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

7. If you are sick, please stay home.

Our patients’ health is important to us, and we strive to provide the best care available. We will remain OPEN during this time to provide you safe, effective, care. If you have any questions regarding our policies feel free to call us at (843) 459-8400.


Dr. Sarah Derrington

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