University of South Alabama

1504 Spring Hill Avenue, Suite 1600
Mobile, Alabama 36604
Phone: (251) 434-3915     Fax: (251) 434-3802

The Children's Medical Center is the pediatric outpatient clinic, staffed by residents in training at the University of South Alabama's Pediatrics Residency Program. Students from the College of Medicine and the Physician Assistant Studies program also see patients during their outpatient pediatric rotation. There are two areas in this center: the ‘Urgent Care Clinic' for sick, follow-up and same-day appointment visits, and the ‘Continuity Clinic,' mostly for well-baby checks, physicals, immunizations and follow up non-emergent care.

Certified pediatric medical providers are responsible for supervising pediatric residents and providing patient care along with the students. These include at least two pediatricians per clinic session, up to three physician assistants and a nurse practitioner. Our dedicated nurses are experienced in taking care of pediatric patients, including administering shots and assisting with minor procedures.

In our center, children can receive their routine check-ups, which include an assessment of their growth and development, a physical examination, childhood immunizations, and general patient education about childhood topics (e.g. nutrition, sleep, elimination, behavior, safety and anticipatory guidance on development). Some childhood illnesses commonly seen in the ‘Urgent Care Clinic' are cold, ear and throat complaints, asthma (wheezing), eczema (allergies of skin), rash of skin, seasonal allergies, eye complaints, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation. There are laboratory and radiology services available in the same building. Patients with illnesses that require additional care are directly admitted to USA Children's and Women's Hospital or referred to subspecialty doctors.

 

The Children's Medical Center is proud to be a ‘Reach Out and Read' site. Each child who is seen for a routine check-up, from 2 months through 5 years of age, receives a brand new, developmentally appropriate book to take home and read or share with their parents or caregivers. Additional new or gentle-used books are also available to give away to children who are seen for other types of visits.

Patients are seen by appointments only, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic is closed for lunch. For after-hours questions or concerns, patients can call the main clinic number and the answering service will contact the doctor on call for telephone consultations. If the child needs to be seen immediately, he/she should be taken to USA Children's and Women's Hospital Evaluation Center or the nearest emergency center.

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