If you serve now or have served in the military, you probably are quite familiar with TRICARE, the military’s healthcare program for uniformed service members, retirees and their families. Accessibility to TRICARE is determined by your current DoD status and includes active duty members and their families, as well as qualified Reserve Component members and retirees. What many people who are new to or unfamiliar with the program may not know is that TRICARE benefits can be accepted by civilian providers, in other words, those who practice outside the more familiar military healthcare system of on-post treatment facilities and hospitals. If you reside in South Carolina and are looking for a medical practice that understands the unique needs of servicemen, veterans, and their families, consider SC Internal Medicine Associates and Rehabilitation. Here is why we are different than other providers, and how we serve the wellness needs of those who serve our Nation.
A Team-centered Approach to Healthcare
Anyone who has served in the military understands the importance and value of working as a team. At SC Internal Medicine Associates and Rehabilitation, our team approach to patient care, combined with sophisticated on-site services, ensures a seamless approach to one-stop healthcare. And our expertise runs deep – our team of medical professionals and specialists, nurse practitioners, wellness coaches, even administration and billing – provides a hassle-free, collaborative, holistic approach to your and your dependents’ wellness and healthcare.
Serving our Community
Like you, we at SC Internal Medicine Associates and Rehabilitation understand the importance of serving others. Unlike other medical practices that take TRICARE, SC Internal Medicine Associates and Rehabilitation is comprised of a team of independent practices that are small businesses. That means that our medical providers provide jobs and pay taxes into the community; they are not employed by a hospital. And since many hospitals happen to be non-profits, they are exempt from paying income, sales or property taxes. Being independent providers, our staff does not answer to administrators, we answer to you while also serving our community.
We Understand Readiness
In the military, readiness is the key to success. We apply that approach with preventive care, ensuring your best health by working with you to identify concerns before they become greater problems. Our team of medical providers are world-class diagnosticians. We focus on treating the whole person and not just the symptoms. That’s why we offer a variety of services – to include weight management and a diabetes program – to ensure you and your dependents are prepared for anything that comes your way!
A Shared Vision
The vision of the TRICARE program is to serve its members as a world-class health care system. It’s a benefit that should not be ignored for those who are eligible – not only does TRICARE support the military mission by fostering, protecting, sustaining and restoring health, it also qualifies as coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Whether you serve now or retired your uniform long ago, you need look no further than SC Internal Medicine Associates & Rehabilitation for all your medical needs. With more than three decades serving the medical needs of South Carolinians, SC Internal Medicine Associates & Rehabilitation is your partner when it comes to world-class, hassle-free healthcare. If you have TRICARE now or will become eligible for benefits in the near future, call us today at (803) 749-1111 or reach out to us online to see how we can serve you.