For Families

Our Community

There are many reasons why ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist loves serving the city of Columbia, the capital of South Carolina.


Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina. In addition to some impressive numbers, the University of South Carolina is among select universities to earn the Carnegie top-tier designation in both research activity and community engagement. From preschool through high school, there are top-rated public and private schools in Columbia.


Columbia boasts wide avenues, historical sites, museums, galleries, and lively music venues. Natural amenities available in Columbia and Richland County include a national park, lake, canal, city parks and three rivers. Residents enjoy beautiful residential areas, and a rich culture. Learn what Columbia offers. We also invite you to peruse Columbia Metropolitan, South Carolina’s premier magazine.


The Columbia Chamber of Commerce has been a trusted resource for local, regional and national businesses and their employees since 1902. Businesses flourish here.


Living in Columbia offers residents both an urban suburban feel. Start here or read this Columbia, SC home buying guide.

For more information about Columbia, visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Family Resources

Food and Vending Options

Nearby options to purchase food and beverages include:

  • Crosswalk Cafe 1333 Taylor St, 3rd floor
  • Prisma Cafe 1330 Taylor St, Basement
  • Starbucks Kiosk 1330 Taylor St, 3rd floor
  • Vending machines are located on the basement level by elevator A and the third floor by elevator D.


Hotels and other nearby accommodations:

Holiday Inn
Columbia – Downtown
1233 Washington St.
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 205-4950

Marriott Columbia
1200 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 771-7000

Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel
1400 Main St.,
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 988-1400


When you need help,
call on these local

1601 Assembly St.
Columbia, SC 29201-9998
(803) 733-4626

Gentlemens Quarters
117 State St.
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 504-0053

King’s Barber Shop
1209 Taylor St.
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 708-6595

Le Chic Hair Studio
Located in: Arcade Building
1332 Main St., Ste 103
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 254-5022

Carolina Hair Studios
1537 Main St.
Columbia, SC
(803) 779 – 5001
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Gervais Nail Salon
701 Gervais St., Ste. 120
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 851-3175



Restock at these convenient shops:

1941 Blossom St.
Columbia, SC 29205  (803) 212-1015

Food Lion 1001 Harden St.
Columbia, SC 29205 
(803) 748-8104

2401 Augusta Rd.
West Columbia, SC 29169 
(803) 796-9144

Learn About Our Services

Quality Care for the Critically Ill
Our hospital provides long term acute care for patients who require a long-term hospital stay. Many patients require an intensive level of care.

The ContinueCARE Difference

ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist offers several unique benefits for patients and family members:

  • We provide care with an interdisciplinary approach with a care team of specialists working together for optimal patient outcomes.
  • Each patient will have an individualized care plan based on their needs and preferences
  • We encourage family and/or caregiver participation and keep loved ones informed every step of the way