What We Do
Why Are We Here

Health Center

I am looking to be seen by a doctor. Do I qualify for your clinic?

We see uninsured adults (19 years to 64) in our clinic, so if you fall into this category we can see you in our Acute Care Clinic.


On what days/times do you see new patients?

We see new patients in our Acute Care Clinic. This clinic starts at 3:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but our sign-in period is between 3:00pm to 3:30pm, so be sure to get here before 3:30pm.


What do I need to bring with me when I visit your clinic?

We require three things when you visit our clinic for the first time.

  • A photo I.D.
  • Household proof of income (not only your income, but the entire household’s income)
    • * If you are unemployed, we need the income for whoever is supporting or providing for you
    • * If you are a resident in a shelter, we need proof of residency from your shelter (a letter or email stating that you are a resident)
    • * Household income includes pay stubs, tax returns, W-2 forms, 1099 forms, social security letters, disability letters, and food stamp letters. Please bring ALL forms of household income if you wish to qualify for our Dispensary.


Do you fill prescriptions from outside providers?

No, we only fill prescriptions from our physicians if you qualify for medications from our Dispensary


Do you provide dental care?

No, we only provide primary care

Education Center


When and Where do I take my GED test?

Your GED success begins right where you are. On average students spend 1 year in our program, though many students attend classes for more than a year. The official GED test sections are proctored at local community colleges. We assist students in signing up for the test sections through the GED Testing Service website. Students sign up for test sections at community college locations most convenient to them.


When are your classes?

We offer a 12-week semester in both the fall and spring, and offer 3-week mini semesters in between. Our classes are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Literacy tutor pairs meet 90 minutes a week, meeting in public locations such as a library.


What if I only want to do classes one day a week?

Our program is not drop-in. We expect students who enroll to attend the whole semester of classes. At this time we do not offer evening classes. An online program and an offsite tutoring program is available for students who meet the qualifications. You must take the GAIN pretest with us in order to determine in which program you will be enrolled.


How do I get started?

Call the Education Center at (205) 582-1476 to sign up for the GAIN pretest assessment. The test is offered on the third Monday of the month and takes about 2 hours. Your scores will be available immediately and we will talk to you about program enrollment once your test is complete. You will need to bring a valid, state-issued photo ID on the day of your pretest.


How much does it cost?

All of our programs are free to all students. M-POWER pays all test fees, and provides all materials to students who are enrolled.