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Non-discrimination

Columbia Nephrology Associates complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Columbia Nephrology Associates does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. 

Columbia Nephrology Associates provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

  • Qualified sign language interpreters
  • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)

Columbia Nephrology provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:

  • Qualified interpreters
  • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact Peggy Gentry 803-252-9907 ext 215

If you believe that Columbia Nephrology Associates has failed to provide 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: Peggy Gentry, Office Manager, 121 Park Central Dr. Suite 200, Columbia, S.C. 29203, Phone 803-252-9907 ext 215, Fax: 803-252-9906, email address pgentry@columbianephrology.com. You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Peggy Gentry is available to help you.

You can 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 at https://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 http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.

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