UAB Medicine

2000 6th Avenue South , Suite 5th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35233

Epilepsy Center Clinic

The UAB Epilepsy Center provides comprehensive services for both adults and children suffering from seizures. Clinic counselors help patients and families understand epilepsy and its treatment.

The Seizure Monitoring Unit provides an environment to record, analyze, and treat patient seizures.

For some forms of epilepsy, surgery is the optimal treatment. For this, the center offers one of the major surgery programs in the United States. And through the center, UAB scientists continually research the effects of epilepsy as well as new methods of diagnosis and treatment.

Location
The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital
5th Floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Office Number
The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital information line at (205) 801-8000, or
UAB HealthFinder at (205) 934-9999 or toll free at 1-800-UAB-8816.

Parking
Patients visiting The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital may take advantage of convenient parking in the deck adjacent to the Clinic. Located at 2100 6th Avenue South, the parking deck is connected to the second floor of The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital by a weatherproof skybridge. You will pay a fee for parking that increases according to time spent in the deck. Valet parking is also available on the second level of the deck. If you need information or escort services, visit the information desk in the Clinic just across the skybridge from the parking deck.

Appointments
A physician referral is required to see an epileptologist at the UAB Epilepsy Center. To schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, call UAB HealthFinder at (205) 934-9999 or toll free at 1-800-UAB-8816.

After Hours and Emergencies
If you need to reach your physician after hours, please call UAB Paging at (205) 934-3411. If this is a true medical emergency, please dial 911 for immediate assistance.

What to Bring with You
When you come to your appointment, please bring your insurance card, all prescription and over the counter medications that you are currently taking, and any additional information that your referring physician has not already sent to our clinic.

Special Instructions
We kindly ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes before a new patient appointment to allow for adequate time for completing registration paperwork. Also, please allow 72 hours for obtaining a physician referral or pre-certification. Your physician will contact you with any additional special instructions regarding your visit to The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital.

Payment Information
The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital accepts most forms of insurance; however, check with us to make sure that your particular coverage is approved. When you visit, please bring the proper insurance identification cards so that we can submit your claims to your insurance company. If you are required to file personally for your company's insurance, we will provide you with all necessary forms to file your own claim. When your visit is completed, you will be expected to pay any charges that will not be reimbursed by insurance (e.g. co-payments and deductibles), unless you have made prior arrangements with one of our financial counselors. Because your insurance coverage is a contract between you and your insurance company, it is your responsibility to obtain any physician referral precertification that your insurance company requires in order for your visit to be covered.

Labs/Test Results
Please allow 2-4 weeks from the time of any labs or tests performed in this clinic for results to be completely processed. You will be notified of any normal test results either by telephone, mail, or at your next office visit. Please be aware that any emergent abnormal lab or test values will be relayed to you by your physician as soon as the results are obtained.

Prescriptions
To obtain a refill for any medications prescribed by this clinic, please call your physician’s office directly. When calling our offices, please have your pharmacy telephone number available to provide to our staff. Please allow 24-48 hours for routine prescriptions to be filled. We also suggest calling your drugstore prior to pick-up to verify that your medication is ready.

Patients with Limitations
Patients visiting The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital may take advantage of convenient parking in the deck adjacent to the Clinic. Located at 2100 6th Avenue South, the parking deck is connected to the second floor of The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital by a weatherproof sky bridge. High top van access is restricted to the first floor of the clinic parking deck. Therefore, patients arriving in high top vans and requiring wheelchair assistance should be dropped off at the front door of the clinic before the driver parks the vehicle. Valet parking is available on Level 2 of the deck; wheelchairs and additional assistance are located here as well.

 

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