Alabama Regional Medical Services (ARMS)

Member of the Council badgeFormerly Birmingham Health Care (BHC), Alabama Regional Medical Services (ARMS) provides comprehensive urgent, acute, and primary health care services with linkages to community providers when needed. ARMSĀ is accredited by JCAHCO for both its ambulatory and behavioral health care services and is licensed by the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.


Medical services include urgent and primary care, treatment of acute and chronic illness, physical exams, family planning, diabetes testing and care, immunizations, flu vaccinations, x-rays, blood pressure monitoring, health education, nutrition counseling, well child check-ups, HIV and TB screening and education, optometry services, treatment for Black Lung, asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and referrals for specialty care. Dental services include emergency, primary, and preventive dental services for children and adults, treatment and x-rays, replacement of missing teeth, crowns, bridges, and partials. Behavioral health services include case management, intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, on-the-job job training, outreach, transportation, and child development services.


Linkages include the county indigent care hospital, public health department, Mental Health Authority, local homeless shelters, and inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities. BHC works closely with local businesses, universities, specialty clinics, churches, and other faith-based groups to provide seamless health care. BHC played an integral role in establishing a system to connect homeless services in Birmingham, known as Metropolitan Birmingham Services for the Homeless (MBSH).


Estimated homeless population: 3,320

Patients served: 7,250


Sunnyside Boarding Home

1008 30th Street North Birmingham, AL 35234
Sam and Gloria Jackson
(205) 322-1846

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

1530 Third Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35294-1150
Rodney Nowakowski
(205) 934-6724