UAB Hospital-Highlands Emergency Department


The Emergency Department at UAB Hospital-Highlands provides convenient and accessible care for a wide range of non-life-threatening emergencies, illnesses, and injuries.

Located on the UAB campus within the UAB Hospital-Highlands general acute care facility, the emergency department shares UAB Medicine’s expansive range of knowledge and resources, including medical faculty specialists and the most advanced diagnostic, monitoring, and treatment technology available today. The UAB Hospital-Highlands emergency department is administered and staffed 24/7 by experienced UAB Medicine doctors and nurses. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has repeatedly designated UAB as a Magnet hospital, still the only one in Alabama.



Parking for the UAB Hospital-Highlands Emergency Department is available in a parking deck that may be entered from 12th Street South, between 11th and 12th Avenues South and next door to The Pita Stop restaurant, on the west side of UAB Hospital-Highlands. Level 2 of the parking deck is at street level. A covered emergency patient drop-off is located across the street from the parking deck near the Emergency Department entrance.