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Clinical Services

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Health assessments, supplemental food, and nutrition education are available to pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5. For more information, call (205) 664-2470, or visit our WIC Program page.


Immunizations are available to prevent polio, diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), pertussis (whooping cough), measles, mumps, rubella (German measles), Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type B), and Hepatitis B (under specific guidelines). Infants should begin receiving immunizations at two months of age. A certificate of immunizations is required for entry into day care centers, Head Start, and public and private schools through grade 12. Flu and pneumonia vaccines are also offered to the public by appointment and during walk-in clinics. For more information, visit the Immunization Program.

Family Planning

Birth control information and counseling, including abstinence counseling, and a suitable method of contraception are available to those in the childbearing age group. Physical examinations, including pap smears, are done before birth control supplies are given. STD testing and pregnancy testing are also available. All services are confidential. For information on these services, visit the Family Planning Program.

Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Breast and cervical cancer screening is provided to women primarily over the age of 40 who are uninsured or underinsured and meet income guidelines. Visit the Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program for information on screenings.

STDs and HIV

Confidential investigation, examination, counseling, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV are provided for anyone 12 years of age or older. For more information, visit the Sexually Transmitted Disease Program.


Tuberculin skin tests, sputum tests, and X-rays (if indicated) are available to anyone for diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. Medications are provided if indicated. We test high risk individuals, contacts to TB, and suspects for active TB disease. We do not perform tests for TB on persons for their job or school. For more information, visit the Tuberculosis Program.

Health Insurance

Free or low-cost health care coverage is available to all eligible children under the age of 19 years. This health care coverage is provided by ALL Kids, Medicaid, or the Alabama Child Caring Program. Visit the ALL Kids Program for more information and to apply. Applications for these programs are available in our office or by calling 1-888-373-5437 (KIDS).

Coverage for family planning services for women age 19-55 are available through Plan First. Visit the Plan First Program for details of services and enrollment information.

For more information or to make an appointment for any clinical services, call the Shelby County Health Department at (205) 664-2470 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Page last updated: May 13, 2021