9% of people in Jefferson County are without health insurance.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases are the most common and costly of all health problems, accounting for 75% of annual health costs, but they are also the most preventable. Combined with the lack of health education and positive health role models for people in poverty suffering from these chronic conditions, the work of M‑POWER is a vital part of the Birmingham health community.
The M-POWER Health Center is the only free clinic in the county, providing primary care services to patients suffering from chronic illnesses, as well as acute clinics and specialty clinics. M-POWER works with several partners in the Health Center, including UAB schools and the departments of medicine, nutrition, optometry, and social work. Partnerships allow us to offer our patients better
PATH (Providing Access to Healthcare)
The PATH Clinic is open Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30am to 2:00pm. Patients are seen by appointment.
The Acute Clinic is open Tuesday through Thursday from 3:30pm to 7:00pm, or whenever the last patient of the day is seen. There are limited spots available, and patients are seen on a first come, first served basis.
Specialty clinics, such as dental and optometry, do not have static hours of operation.