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Disease Control

Disease Control is composed of four programs

  1. Immunization
  2. Prevention and Epidemiology
  3. Sexually Transmitted Disease Control
  4. Tuberculosis Control

Disease control services is responsible for receiving reports of communicable diseases and disease outbreaks, performing epidemiological investigations and implementing measures designed to reduce the risk of disease transmission. Physicians, dentists, nurses, medical examiners, hospital and nursing home administrators, laboratory directors, school principals and day care center directors are responsible for reporting cases or suspected cases of notifiable diseases and health conditions.


The Immunization Program aims to eliminate Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Jefferson County. The activities and services of the Immunization Division, whether with the department or with external organizations, are carried out with the highest quality and ethical standards and are provided at the lowest cost possible, many times at no cost. The National Childhood Immunization Initiative calls for 90% of all children In America to be adequately immunized by age two. The Immunization Division of the Jefferson County Department of Health supports this goal. All grants and action plans have been developed toward this end.

Prevention & Epidemiology

The Prevention & Epidemiology Program investigates reports of communicable disease, other than Tuberculosis and Sexually Transmitted Disease, as outlined in the Alabama Notifiable Diseases Act. Surveillance of reportable diseases permits the division to take prompt preventive measures to interrupt disease transmission. This also includes investigations of outbreaks which should be reported within 24 hours.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Control

The Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Program works to prevent the acquisition, transmission and complications of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. A variety of approaches and interventions based on continuous surveillance of sexually transmitted disease in Jefferson County are used to accomplish this mission. The primary strategies involve screening, diagnostic testing, well-timed treatment and partner services. The STI program includes a specialty clinic to help with testing and treatment and program staff that provide education, screening and partner services. The program is designed to protect individuals, their sex partners, and their unborn children from the serious problems that may result from untreated STDs. Services and information are confidential.

Tuberculosis Control

The Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program identifies, treats, and prevents spread of tuberculosis. The program provides direct patient care in the TB clinic and through directly observed therapy for TB disease. In addition to treating active disease, program staff perform targeted testing to identify and treat people with latent TB infection. Education, surveillance, and community education complement the clinical activities to sustain a comprehensive TB prevention effort.

Specialty Clinic

Disease Control operates three clinics within the Specialty Clinic

Guy M. Tate Building (Lower Level)
1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

The Adult Immunization and International Travel Clinic offers counseling and immunizations. Call (205) 930-1034 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

The Sexual Health Clinic offers confidential testing, treatment, and counseling. Call (205) 930-1175 to make an appointment. Call 1-800-228-0469 (Alabama AIDS Hotline) for more information about HIV and AIDS.

The Tuberculosis Clinic offers testing, preventive and treatment medication, disease screening, and monitoring. Call (205) 930-1570 for more information.

Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 588-5234

(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Hours of Operation:
All Centers are open 7:45am to 4:30pm. Phone lines for clinic appointments open at 7:00am Monday through Friday.

If this is a Medical Emergency call 911.
If you are a patient and need to reach your health care team after business hours for non-life threatening conditions, call (205) 588-5234. For Medical Emergencies dial 911.

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