Western Health Center

Street Address

631 Bessemer Super Highway
Midfield, AL - 35228

Phone

205-715.6121

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Department of Health Clinic that provides outpatient health care for underinsured and uninsured residents.

Medical Clinic Eligibility
In order to be seen in a Jefferson County Dept. of Health clinic for medical services (other than family planning services), you must be a resident of Jefferson County and provide proof of identity, residency, and income.
The following are examples of acceptable proofs for these categories:
    Proof of Identity Driver s License, Birth Certificate, Medicaid or Medicare Card, Employee/School Identification Badge, Social Security Card or Immunization Record;
    Proof of Residency A recent utility bill (water, gas, electric) addressed to you or your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor, Medicaid award letter, Lease/rental agreement, current rent receipt, etc. showing your address or an award letter from the Veteran's Administration, Social Security or public assistance (DHR) that has your address and amount of award and is dated within the past 60 days;
    Proof of Household Income Recent pay stubs, copy of benefit check(Social Security, Unemployment. Worker's Compensation), statement of earnings from employer, copy of tax return, bank statement for automatic deposit of income or an award letter (Veteran's Administration, Social Security or DHR public assistance) that has your address and amount of award and is dated within the past 60 days;
    Proof of Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross or Medicare coverage
        We do not accept any other insurance including TriCare and Medicare HMO

Adult Health
Primary health care for adults 19 and older is provided at all health centers except Morris.
Child Health
Complete, primary health care, including routine exams and sick visits, is provided for children from birth to 18 years of age at all health centers.

Dental Health
Dental care for patients who meet eligibility requirements is provided at Central, Eastern, and Western Health Centers.

Family Planning
Birth control services, yearly family planning exams, various birth control methods, e.g. pills or Depo-Provera shots, lab work and pregnancy testing. Help in planning when to have a baby and care support from a case manager. JCDH is a Plan First provider.

Immunizations
Childhood immunizations are provided at all health centers. Certificates of immunization (blue forms) are provided and required for children enrolling in childcare centers and private and public schools. Adult immunizations for tetanus, influenza, pneumonia, and other diseases are available at all health centers.

Maternity Care
Maternity care is provided by UAB Dept. of OB/GYN staffs at the following health centers: Morris (Tuesday and Friday); Central, Eastern and West End (Monday through Friday); Western (Monday through Thursday). Hours and days of operation may vary at some locations. UAB care coordinators are also on site to enroll women into the Steps Ahead Medicaid Maternity program.
Nutrition/WIC
The Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC) is available for eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women and for infants and children up to five years of age. The program provides free, healthful foods and nutrition information, as well as information on preventing nutrition-related health problems such as diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure. The WIC program is available at Central, Eastern, Morris, West End and Western health centers. Click here for more information on WIC.
Optometry
UAB Eye Care provides patients with comprehensive, personalized eye care and eye glass prescriptions for children and adults.

Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the Western Health Center website listed above to see what the level is needed for free care.

Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021

Persons In Family Household Poverty Guideline Salary per year
1 $12,760
2 $17,240
3 $21,720
4 $26,200
5 $30,680
6 $35,160
7 $39,640
8 $44,120

For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get reduced or free services from some clinics, they use a sliding fee scale based on your income. When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.

COVID-19 Information for Patients

Contact your healthcare provider by phone before coming to a clinic or hospital if you meet the following criteria:
  • Symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, fatigue, headache
  • Symptoms such as muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose.
  • Contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 within 14 days of onset of systems

Mild Covid Symptoms

  • Low-grade fever (approx 100 degrees Fahrenheit for adults)
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Mild, dry cough
  • Mild body aches

Moderate Covid Symptoms

  • Fever above 100.4 F
  • Persistent cough
  • Temporary shortness of breath when you exert yourself
  • Exhaustion, need to stay in bed

Severe Covid Symptoms

  • Constant trouble breathing
  • Persistent chest pain or pressure
  • Confusion
  • Trouble staying awake
  • Blue lips or face

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Aug 28, 2017 $100   Completely Free Clinic Physical

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