FAQ

How do I know if we should come to the Civitan-Sparks Clinics?
Often People are referred to Civitan-Sparks Clinics for an evaluation based on medical observations or parental concerns. Common and frequent concerns in requesting our services include questions about:
  • Communication delays
  • Developmental delays
  • Learning challenges
  • Specific school difficulties
  • Behavioral concerns such as attention deficits or hyperactivity
  • Autism
  • Physical concerns such as delayed motor skills, difficulty taking care of personal needs (feeding, bathing, dressing, etc.)
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Possible hearing loss
  • Health/medical issues like muscle concerns, seizures, cerebral palsy
  • Dental care needs
  • Primary pediatric care

How do I get an appointment at the Civitan-Sparks Clinics?
Call the Civitan-Sparks Clinics and we will send you an intake form that must be completed before the appointments can be made. The intake form is also available on the Sparks web site for you to complete and mail to us at your convenience. Telephone assistance is available if needed to complete the form. This information is used to schedule customized appointments for the appropriate clinics and specialists. Intake Form

In addition to doctor and other professional referrals, individual and family referrals are welcome. Individual and/or group health insurance and Medicaid are accepted. Please contact us if you have questions about insurance.

1-205-934-5471 or 1-800-822-2472

What should I expect when visiting the clinics?
Many times the evaluations will last half a day, all day and often require more than one visit. There will be a break for lunch and there are several restaurants within walking distance. You may want to bring juice and snacks for your children and yourself. To help your child prepare for their visit to the clinics, download the I Am Going to Sparks booklet. Also available at the Clinics is a Family Resource Room, conveniently located behind the check-in desk in the waiting room. The Family Resource Room offers brochures and handouts for parents and caregivers covering a broad range of information.

Who is eligible for services at Civitan-Sparks Clinics?
Our services are available to people living in Alabama as well as other states, territories and countries.

Where do I park and are the clinics accessible?
The Civitan-Sparks Clinics are located on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Community Health Services Building. Free parking for families is located to the right of the building in a gated lot. Clinic facilities are located on the first floor of the building.

The clinics are wheel chair accessible but if you have specific accessibility concerns or mobility issues please let us know when you make your appointment.

Click here for maps to the Civitan-Sparks Clinics.