UAB Hospital

Exterior of UAB Hospital in the evening

UAB Hospital

1802 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Open 24 Hours

UAB Hospital is a major center for clinical research and the home of some of the top medical programs in America. Our faculty physicians, nursing staff, and support personnel are committed to providing world-class care to every patient.

The centerpiece of UAB’s clinical enterprise, UAB Hospital is located in Birmingham’s Medical District. In the midst of UAB’s major research centers and clinics, the 1,207-licensed-bed hospital is among the 20 largest and best equipped in the nation. We provide patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services and the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. Here you will receive tomorrow’s medicine today for both routine and complex diagnoses. As a major center for clinical research, you may be offered treatments at UAB Hospital that are unavailable elsewhere in the area.

A few great aspects of UAB Hospital

  • UAB Heart and Vascular Center
  • Level 1 Trauma Burn Center
  • Russell Ambulatory Clinic
  • Women and Infants Center
  • UAB Hospital-Highlands
  • Spain Rehabilitation Center
  • Center for Psychiatric Medicine
  • University Emergency Department

Your care and comfort are our goals at UAB Hospital

You have available a powerful Wi-Fi, meals and snacks that patients may order from a room-service menu at any time of the day, a full-service food court, and other snacking, coffee, pastry, and sandwich shop options. Dialing *55 from any hospital telephone reaches someone who can help with any issue a patient or family member may have.

UAB physicians are acknowledged leaders in their specialty fields

They collaborate across disciplines to reach and complete the best personalized treatment plan for each patient, drawing on the vast academic and research resources of UAB to treat even the most difficult cases. Among them is the UAB O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only one in a five-state region. The hospital also participates in the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Research Center, and all inpatients are checked for glucose abnormalities through the hospital’s innovative Glycemic Control Program. Our highly recognized Neurosciences, Heart/Vascular, Critical Care, and other services also offer the benefit of evidence-based medicine.

Backed by the resources of a “Most Wired” hospital as designated by Wired magazine

Your care is carefully coordinated so everyone is on the same page when caring for you, from admission to hospital discharge and beyond. You also have the benefit of our highly trained and caring nursing staff as indicated by our consecutive designations as a Magnet Hospital.


Patients with Limitations and Pre-Admission Patients

Those with walking limitations can be dropped off and picked up at a variety of locations. The most common quick drop off and pick up locations are at The North Pavilion entrance located on 6th Avenue South between 18th and 19th Streets South, Spain Wallace entrance located on 19th Street South between 6th and 7th Avenues South, Women & Infants Center entrance located on 6th Avenue South between 17th and 18th Streets South.

Deck Parking

The 4th Avenue Deck is the main parking deck for guests and patients. The entrance to the deck is at the corner of 4th Avenue South and 18th Street South. You will enter the North Pavilion on the 2nd floor of the parking deck.

Persons who require wheelchair assistance may inform staff stationed on the second floor in the Sky Lobby.


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Note: Please remember to take your ticket with you when you leave your car. You will need it to pay for parking before returning to your car.

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