Community Programs in Bessemer, AL - UAB Medical West Hospital

Community Health Programs 

  • Senior Care

    There are many advantages to being 50 or older, including the Medical West Senior Care program. Membership entitles you to many valuable lifestyle and inpatient benefits including discounted parking, cafeteria discount, free exercise classes at the Legacy YMCA and much more! For more information, please call (205) 481-8500.

  • Volunteer Program

    Research shows that helping others is the best way to help yourself. Doing volunteer work provides numerous health benefits such as lowering your blood pressure, strengthening your immune system, and reducing your risk for depression. We are always seeking new volunteers at Medical West. For more information on how you can become involved, call (205) 481-8502.

  • Childbirth Bootcamp Class

    At Medical West, we strive to make your pregnancy, childbirth, and early patenting experience as enjoyable as possible. That is why we offer a Childbirth Bootcamp to prepare you for what you’re about to experience. Bootcamp is held on the second Saturday of every month at the Women’s Medical Center at Medical West. This is a 4 hour class. Are you interested in learning more? Check out our events calendar or call (205) 481-7180 to register today!

  • Diabetic Education Classes

    Get the latest information about diabetes and learn how to take charge of your condition, rather than letting your diabetes control you. To schedule an individualized education session, call (205) 481-7496

  • TOUCH Support Group

    “T.O.U.C.H.” stands for “Today Our Understanding of Cancer is Hope.” This support group offered by Medical West is designed for cancer patients, cancer survivors and their families. The group is facilitated by a Chaplain and meets monthly on the first Friday of each month at 12:00 noon in Professional Office Building One of Medical West near the cafeteria. A complimentary meal is provided for those who attend. For more information or to register to attend, please call the Chaplain’s Office at (205) 481-7359

  • Grief Support Group

    Coping with the death of a loved one is a journey, not an event. To help along this journey, Medical West offers a Grief Support Group that provides information and caring support. The group is facilitated by a Chaplain and meets weekly on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Professional Office Building One of Medical West near the cafeteria. A complimentary meal is provided for those who attend. For more information or to register to attend, please call the Chaplain’s Office at (205) 481-7359

  • Alzheimers Support Group

    Medical West provides a Support Group for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's.The meeting takes place in the first Monday of each month in the Civic Room at 6pm.