Alabama Regional Medical Services (ARMS)

Member of the Council badgeAlabama Regional Medical Services (ARMS), formerly Birmingham Health Care is a HRSA FTCA deemed community health center serving the greater Birmingham area since 1985.  ARMS provides a variety of health services to the entire family. Including comprehensive urgent, acute, and primary health care. We are breaking down barriers by being a Certified Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) to the underserved, uninsured, under-insured, low-income and homeless individuals in our community. ARMS is accredited by JCAHCO. ARMS is a Legacy member of NHCHC.

Services

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

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).

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 3,320

Patients served: 7,250

Subcontractors

Sunnyside Boarding Home

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

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

1530 Third Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35294-1150
Contact:
Rodney Nowakowski
Phone:
(205) 934-6724
Email:
rnowakowi@aub.edu

CrossRoads to Intervention

5601 1st Ave. N., Ste. 107 Birmingham, AL 35212
Contact:
Tawanna Morton
Phone:
(205) 202-5620
Email:
crossroadstointervention@yahoo.com