Health Departments in Birmingham, Alabama

There are 3 Health Departments in Birmingham, Alabama, serving a population of 212,265 people in an area of 147 square miles. There is 1 Health Department per 70,755 people, and 1 Health Department per 48 square miles.

In Alabama, Birmingham is ranked 82nd of 776 cities in Health Departments per capita, and 77th of 776 cities in Health Departments per square mile.

List of Birmingham Health Departments

Find Birmingham, Alabama health departments, DOH, and health and human services.


Alabama State Health Department 11 West Oxmoor Road Birmingham, AL

Jefferson County Department Of Public Health 1400 6th Avenue South Birmingham, AL

Jefferson County Health Department 3013 27th Street North Birmingham, AL

About Birmingham Health Departments

Birmingham Health Departments are responsible for monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to public health risks, and setting and enforcing public health standards in Birmingham, AL. Departments of Public Health (DPH) are particularly active in preventing the spread of disease, ensuring a clean water supply, and promoting a healthy environment and healthy behaviors among the public. Health Depts are also a key source of records.

You may contact the Health Department for questions about:
  • Birmingham public health records
  • Vital records searches including birth and death certificates
  • Requesting copies of marriage certificates
  • Birmingham restaurant inspection grades
  • Verifying professional licenses

Birmingham Health Statistics

Find Birmingham Population of People With Disabilities, Population by Disability Type, Public Health Insurance Coverage, and Private Health Insurance Coverage. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Birmingham Population of People With Disabilities
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People With Disabilities37,541 (18.0%)775,390 (16.3%)
Females With Disabilities20,909 (18.9%)407,519 (16.4%)
Males With Disabilities16,632 (16.8%)367,871 (16.0%)
Birmingham Population by Disability Type
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Hearing Difficulty6,184 (3.0%)200,630 (4.2%)
Vision Difficulty7,749 (3.7%)144,934 (3.0%)
Cognitive Difficulty13,859 (7.1%)291,464 (6.5%)
Ambulatory Difficulty23,283 (11.9%)445,765 (10.0%)
Self-Care Difficulty8,373 (4.3%)154,574 (3.5%)
Independent Living Difficulty13,155 (7.9%)280,164 (7.6%)
Birmingham Public Health Insurance Coverage
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Public Health Insurance89,113 (42.6%)1,720,966 (36.1%)
Medicare Coverage38,977 (18.6%)920,515 (19.3%)
Medicaid Coverage58,810 (28.1%)939,491 (19.7%)
VA Health Care Coverage6,965 (3.3%)133,847 (2.8%)
Birmingham Private Health Insurance Coverage
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Private Health Insurance114,592 (54.8%)3,189,772 (66.9%)
Employer Based Coverage94,057 (45.0%)2,551,950 (53.5%)
Direct-Purchase Coverage23,676 (11.3%)658,655 (13.8%)
Tricare & Military Coverage3,492 (1.7%)212,241 (4.4%)