1917 Clinic at Dewberry


Opened in 1988, the 1917 Clinic provides medical and social services to adult patients infected with HIV, including dental care, mental health care, and specialty medical care.

The 1917 Clinic is the largest HIV health care unit in Alabama and one of the country’s leading HIV clinics. Its mission is to address the needs of patients, their families and significant others, doctors and scientists, and the community in responding to the urgent and unique issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.

In December 2020, the clinic is moving to a new location in the former Dewberry Building on 5th Avenue South. The new location is just two blocks away from Birmingham AIDS Outreach, which is one of our community partners and where many of our patients also go.

The new location will include:
  • Outpatient, dental, and research clinics
  • UAB Pharmacy
  • Magic City Wellness Center
  • A resource center for patients with computer/Internet access, a teaching kitchen, a fitness area, and more

The 1917 Clinic receives Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act funding to provide care for low-income, uninsured, and under-insured HIV-infected adults, regardless of any pre-existing or non-HIV-related conditions. Patients with HIV are not denied service based on their inability to pay copays, sliding-scale fees, or other payments, nor are they denied services if they have outstanding bills with the clinic.