UAB Medicine

Emergency Medicine Overview

Emergency Medicine at UAB provides compassionate and immediate care for critically ill or injured patients of all ages. Round-the-clock care and access to highly trained specialists continue to make UAB the best choice for care during an emergency.

UAB is the only hospital in the state of Alabama currently designated as a Level 1 trauma center. This state-of-the-art facility provides immediate care for the entire spectrum of severely ill or injured patients. For emergencies of lower acuity, the Emergency Department at UAB Hospital-Highlands provides convenient and accessible care for a wide range of illnesses and injuries while offering access to UAB specialists and technology.
Some conditions that may be treated by Emergency Medicine include:
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Pneumonia
  • Broken Bones
  • Flu
  • Acute Asthma
  • Motor Vehicle Wrecks
  • Burns
  • Strokes
  • Heart Attacks
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Lacerations
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Abdominal or Chest Pain
  • Infections