University of Alabama School of Medicine

University Medical Center and Student Health Center

The University of Alabama School of Medicine building, a 90,000-square-foot structure completed in 2004 and managed under the College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS), houses University Medical Center and a Faculty-Staff Clinic; the Student Health Center; the Institute for Rural Health Research; and the Health Sciences Library.

The CCHS Dean's Office is on the first floor of the building, as are classrooms, the Health Sciences Library and the Institute for Rural Health Research, which conducts research to improve the health of rural Alabama. The library includes 6,000 books, 10,000 bound journal volumes and more than 50 print journal subscriptions. Online access is also available to more than 11,000 health care electronic journal titles, thousands of electronic books, and numerous databases, including Dynamed, UptoDate, and MD Consult.

The multi-specialty University Medical Center (UMC) is an academic medical center for training medical students and physicians and caring for patients in West Alabama. UMC provides clinical care in the areas of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, minor surgery, and also laboratory and x-ray services. Located within UMC is the Faculty-Staff Clinic, a walk-in clinic for faculty, staff, and their families who are covered under the University's medical insurance plan.

The Student Health Center (SHC) side of the building, also managed under the College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS), is the medical home for UA's more than 30,000 students. The SHC offers a wide range of clinical services, including urgent care and care for non-emergency illnesses, psychiatry services, laboratory and x-ray services, nutrition education and medical nutrition therapy, and specialized care for students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The SHC also has an in-house pharmacy, and its examination rooms have flat-screen televisions, and murals of the University's scenic campus adorn the walls.


Information collected from the College of Community Health Sciences Web site and the Student Health Center Web site.