Ballentine Primary Care and YMCA Express

Prisma Health / YMCA of Columbia


Columbia, South Carolina

22,500 SF

Integrated Primary Care Center

SSOE’s design team worked in tandem with Prisma 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 Prisma Health brand, the new facility is similar in design to Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge.

Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles

The goal of the new Prisma 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.

Shared Spaces

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.

On-Stage / Off-Stage Concept

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 workspace 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.

The new Prisma Health Ballentine Primary Care and YMCA Express features a number of workout areas, a multi-purpose classroom, primary care spaces, and interactive group areas.

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