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Children's and Women's Hospital

About Children's & Women's Hospital

USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital delivers more babies annually than any other hospital in Mobile. That’s because we offer the most advanced care in the region. Since the need for advanced treatment cannot always be predicted during pregnancy and delivery, expectant parents have peace of mind when they deliver at a hospital that offers a neonatal intensive care unit, the most advanced treatments and specialty-trained physicians readily available if an emergency occurs.

We provide highly regarded surgical, oncological, clinical and acute care to women and children. Our team of physician specialists, nurses and technicians care for the medical needs of women and children with a family-centered approach.

Visitation Policies

To ensure the safety of our patients and employees, visitors are required to walk through a metal detector and provide a photo ID to enter Children's & Women's Hospital. Please visit our Hours of Operation for more information and our full visitation policy.


Memberships and Partnerships

USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital is a member of the American Hospital Association and the Children's Hospital Association.


Services Offered at Children's & Women's Hospital

We offer unique services to support the continued education of mothers and children, treat chronic illness both in inpatient and outpatient settings, and serve high-risk and surgical patients.

Adolescent Medicine

USA Health specialists provide care to adolescents for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), gynecological health, acne and other conditions in a clinic designed especially for them.

Birthing Services

Our family-centered birthing services at Children's & Women's Hospital are especially tailored for each individual mother and baby. While our hope is for each pregnancy and delivery to progress normally, we have the resources and expertise to handle unexpected complications.

Breast Care

We offer expert breast care for women including education, routine exams and screenings, mammograms and other diagnostic tests and a full range of breast surgical procedures.

Breast Surgery

Our team of board-certified surgeons provides a full range of breast surgical options including reduction, augmentation and post-mastectomy reconstruction.

ENT/Otolaryngology Surgery

Our surgeons perform procedures on the ear, nose, throat and neck.

Gynecologic Oncology

USA Health gynecologic oncologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat cancers of the female reproductive system.

Gynecologic Surgery

Our gynecologists perform a full range of procedures to treat the female reproductive system for conditions that may require hysterectomies, tubal ligations or reversals, biopsies, in-vitro fertilization or repairs to the pelvic floor.

High-Risk Obstetrics

Pregnant patients who suffer from conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus or other chronic diseases, or may be having multiple births, are typically referred to our high-risk obstetrics team.

Imaging for Women

USA Health offers a full range of imaging options using the latest technology and expert diagnostic capabilities.

Interventional Radiology

USA Health's interventional radiologists use state-of-the-art technology to treat patients with minimally invasive or noninvasive procedures for various conditions.


With our routine screenings and various diagnostic options, we can detect breast cancer in its earliest stages when it’s most treatable. We offer leading-edge imaging technology and expertise in both screening and diagnostic mammography.

Maternal Care

We care for women during conception, pregnancy, childbirth and the recovery period following delivery.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Hollis J. Wiseman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the region’s only Level III NICU, which offers the most advanced care for premature and critically ill newborns.

Nutrition Care

We work with patients to help them learn proper nutrition habits and help them in managing various disorders and diseases.


For women, obstetric and gynecological care is usually one of their primary health concerns. Our OB/GYN care includes regular wellness exams, Pap smears, pelvic exams, prenatal care, labor and delivery care, gynecologic surgery, and management of menopause and peri-menopausal conditions.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Our skilled orthopaedic surgeons offer both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

Pediatric Cancer Care

USA Health physicians treat childhood cancers as well as other blood disorders such as hemophilia and sickle cell anemia.

Pediatric Cardiology

A pediatric cardiologist treats heart murmurs and other conditions of the heart and vascular system in children.

Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Medicine

Our specialists treat pediatric issues related to behavior and development, including developmental delays, autism, cerebral palsy and other disorders. At USA Health, we have one of only four designated autism centers in Alabama.

Pediatric Digestive Health

Pediatric gastroenterologists treat celiac and Crohn's disease, milk and food allergies, and other pediatric issues related to the esophagus, stomach, liver, intestines and more.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Only USA Health offers specialized care for children through our emergency department. Specialists work hand in hand with traumatologists to ensure that our youngest patients receive the emergency care they need.

Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric endocrinologists at USA Health treat children with disorders of the thyroid, pituitary gland and adrenal gland, as well as Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Pediatric Infectious Disease

At the only clinic in the area with board-certified infectious disease pediatricians, we see children with unusual infections and contagious diseases such as measles, HIV, meningitis and rare parasite infections.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

As the only treatment facility of its kind in the area, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children's & Women's Hospital provides the highest level of care for critically ill and injured children.

Pediatric Orthopaedics

A pediatric orthopaedist addresses injuries and diseases of the bones and joints, specifically as they affect children.

Pediatric Neurology

Our child neurologists address diseases and disorders of the brain and nervous system. In children, that may mean congenital conditions, epilepsy or other problems.

Pediatric Sickle Cell Care

Our mission is to improve the lives of persons affected by this disease through clinical care, basic and clinical research, and through patient and professional education.

Pediatric Surgery

Our pediatric surgeons are specially trained for problems that children face, which often differ from those faced by adults.


USA Health provides a full range of rehabilitation care, including individualized physical and occupational therapy to help you resume normal activities following an injury or surgery. Specific pediatric therapy services are also available for children.


Urogynecology involves treating of women with pelvic floor disorders that could lead to urinary or rectal incontinence. The set of muscles that make up the pelvic floor provide support for the bladder, intestines and the uterus.

Departments Located at Children's & Women's Hospital

Below are the departments that are located at Children's & Women's Hospital.

USS Hope

USS Hope is an award-winning sickle cell disease treatment center that uses "distraction therapy" to give young patients the feeling of traveling in a submarine during their visit. It is the only facility of its kind in the region. The facility features bright and cheerful colors, comfortable seating, televisions and computers, as well as fish tanks to help relieve patient and family anxieties.

The USS Hope is located on the first floor of USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital. For more information, contact us by phone at (251) 415-1361.

Mapp Child and Family Life Program

The Mapp Child and Family Life Program supports families with hospitalized children. This program utilizes child life specialists, recreational therapists and teachers who specialize in education, preparation and support activities. These specialists strive to minimize stress and help children and families cope with their healthcare experience. It's our mission to ensure that each child's developmental, educational, psychosocial and emotional needs are met while at USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital.

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Monte L. Moorer Mother Baby Unit

Located on the second floor of Children's & Women's Hospital, the Monte L. Moorer Mother Baby Unit is a special part of USA Health. The goal of the unit is to care for mom and baby together, keeping them in close contact as much as possible. We educate new moms on sleep, breast feeding, security, tummy time, safety issues and much more.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Hollis J. Wiseman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children's & Women's Hospital is the area’s only Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Infants in our neonatal intensive care unit are cared for around the clock by an expert team of neonatologists, nurses, educators, therapists and other staff. Our NICU offers the most advanced care for premature and critically ill newborns and the region’s only neonatal transport service.

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High-Risk OB Unit

Our High-Risk OB Unit and the Hiram W. Mendenhall, M.D., Labor and Delivery Unit are the regional referral centers for high-risk obstetrical patients for the central Gulf Coast region. We offer comprehensive care for women and babies who are at increased risk of health problems during pregnancy, during delivery and after birth.

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Arlene Mitchell Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

The Arlene Mitchell Pediatric Intensive Care Unit s the only facility of its kind in the region. Our PICU team provides the highest level of care for children who are critically ill or injured. While all the caregivers at USA Health are exceptional, the PICU is staffed by board-certified pediatric intensivists. These individuals have been specialty-trained to practice critical care medicine with children. In addition, our PICU has experienced nurses who have been trained to work in this environment.

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OB-GYN Evaluation Center

If complications or special needs arise during pregnancy, we encourage patients to visit the OB-GYN Evaluation Center at Children's & Women's Hospital immediately. Our specially trained technicians use high-level ultrasound to monitor and evaluate the mother and baby.

Pediatric Emergency Department

The Pediatric Emergency Department offers the region's only emergency care devoted to the needs and special considerations of children. From specially trained emergency medicine specialists to seasoned pediatricians, you can be sure that when emergency strikes, you have the best place to find care for your child.

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Bridge Program

This program offers specialized care for high-risk pregnancies from diagnosis to birth and after. Our mission is to ensure that pregnant patients and their families are fully educated on their infant’s diagnosis and the associated risks.

To make a tax-deductible donation or learn more about how you can support this special program, contact the Hospital Development Office at, call (251) 415-1636, or donate online. For more information, contact Rene Sprague at

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MOM Care: Mobile's Medicaid Maternity Program

If you are covered by Medicaid and are currently pregnant, we encourage you to enroll in The MOM Care Program. MOM Care is a network of physicians, clinics, and hospitals in Mobile County dedicated to ensuring that all expectant mothers and their babies have access to quality care. The goal of MOM Care is delivering healthy babies for all patients.

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USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital offers a variety of volunteer opportunities within the community. By volunteering here, you have the opportunity to support and encourage children and families undergoing treatment.

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Refer a Patient

If you would like to make a referral into Children's & Women's Hospital, please call (251) 415-1000 and ask for the senior pediatric resident on call or use our online patient referral form.

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Follow Your Maternity Journey

USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital now offers parent education powered by YoMingo, an app that supports you at every stage of your pregnancy and birth experience. YoMingo provides general information and tools, as well as information specific to your arrival and stay at our hospital.

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Plan Your Visit to the Children's & Women's Hospital

If you or your child have an upcoming overnight stay at USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital, we have recommendations to help you prepare. We realize that a hospital stay can cause concerns. Our staff encourages you to bring along a notebook with questions or notes about medications, follow-up care or other information to discuss with your doctor or nurse.

Children's & Women's Hospital is committed to making your hospital visit as comfortable and convenient as possible. Patients have access to the hospital through the following areas:

  • All patient access locations are inside the main hospital with the exception of pediatric therapy services.
  • All emergency services patients register in the Evaluation Center, located at the east side entrance of the hospital and clearly indicated with signage. The Evaluation Center is open daily, 24 hours a day. The telephone number is (251) 415-1620.
  • The Imaging Center, where X-rays, mammograms, MRIs, CT scans and other radiological services are performed, is located at the east side entrance, where the doors are marked "Imaging Center." Upon entering, please sign in, and the registration staff are available at the front desk for your convenience. The telephone number is (251) 415-8649.
  • All OB patients who are not scheduled or sent directly from a physician's office report first to the Evaluation Center, located at the east side entrance, unless specifically told by their physician to report to another location. The Evaluation Center staff directs patients to triage for the Hiram W. Mendenhall, M.D., Labor and Delivery Unit as appropriate.
  • Outpatient surgery and day-of-surgery patients should report to the main patient access department between 5 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on the day of surgery. After 7:30 a.m., patients report to pre-admit registration, located straight through the main lobby in the surgery department. This area, staffed for your convenience, is where you go for all pre-admit testing between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The telephone number is (251) 415-1629.
  • The main patient access department is located just to the right of the lobby upon entering the hospital. All inpatients and other outpatients should report to this area. The telephone number is (251) 415-1617, and the fax number is (251) 415-1002.

If you need to make changes to an appointment or if you have questions, please contact us at (251) 415-1000.

When You Arrive at the Hospital

Upon arrival for registration, be prepared to verify personal and insurance information. You will be required provide the following information:

  • Health insurance cards and information including address, telephone number and policy number
  • Photographic identification card such as a driver's license
  • A valid prescription or physician order for all tests
  • Referral or authorization numbers, if required by your insurance
  • A note giving "permission to treat" from a parent or legal guardian if the minor is not accompanied by the responsible party

You also will be required to sign the Conditions and Consent for Treatment form at the time of registration.

Visiting Patients Children's & Women's Hospital

If you plan to visit a patient at Children's & Women's Hospital, each unit has specific visiting hours and visiting policies. Please take a look at our Hours of Operation page for more information.

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Parking & Directions

Parking at Children's & Women's Hospital is free for all patients and visitors.

1700 Center Street
Mobile, Alabama 36604
P: (251) 415-1000
F: (251) 415-1002
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Amenities at Children's & Women's Hospital

Our goal is to make your stay or visit with us as comfortable as possible. We offer several convenient amenities to make that happen.

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Class Act Program

The Class Act program is a cooperative effort between Children's & Women's Hospital and the Mobile County Public School System to help keep our young patients on track academically while they are hospitalized.

Geri Moulton Children's Park

Located in a wooded setting along the winding entrance to Children's & Women's Hospital, the park provides a tranquil place where children and families can relax and enjoy art and sculptures.

Mapp Child and Family Life Program

The Mapp Child and Family Life Program is in place to help support families with hospitalized children.

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms

The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Children's & Women's Hospital provide a private area for families whose children are in the hospital to take showers, watch television, grab a snack and even do laundry.

Spiritual & Pastoral Care

Our board-certified chaplains offer spiritual care to anyone who comes through our doors, including patients, their families and loved ones, and USA Health associates.

The Tree House

The Tree House is a pediatric playroom available to all children of all ages who are not on isolation precautions.


We offer healthy menu options to patients and visitors all day.

Free Parking

Parking at Children's & Women's Hospital is free for all patients and visitors.

Gift Shop

Visit our gift shop to purchase gifts, magazines, cards, toiletries, flowers and other items.

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours vary in each unit at the Children's and Women's Hospital.


We offer free wireless access from anywhere inside the hospital to all of our patients and visitors.

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Patient Story: A Happy and Healthy Little Boy

Young Maxwell Normand was born with craniosynostosis, a birth defect that USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital quickly corrected.

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Upcoming Events


The Festival of Flowers has been Providence Foundation’s largest fundraiser for over 30 years. This longstanding community event has aided in the purchase of critical hospital equipment. Last year's Festival of Flowers raised $110,000 in net proceeds for the purchase of a Jackson Spinal Table for Providence Hospital’s surgical department.


USA Health is hiring in many areas! Come meet some of our hiring managers in Nursing, Facilities, Security, Lab, and Clinics!


Join us Thursday, March 21, at the Soul Kitchen in downtown Mobile for the third annual Doc Rock, a “battle of the bands” event that supports research and critical clinical needs at USA Health.


An educational program for oncology patients, caregivers, and the community. Meetings are located at the Strada Patient Care Center first-floor conference center.


An educational program for oncology patients, caregivers, and the community. Meetings are located at the Strada Patient Care Center first-floor conference center.

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