Patient Resources

Our goal is to become a one-stop shop for HIV care at The 1917 Clinic at UAB. We have many specialists who come to the clinic so that you do not have to travel all over the city when a specialist is needed for your medical care.

Some of these specialists are at the clinic on specified days in the month, while others are full-time.

You may ask for a referral, or be referred, to any of the specialists below by your doctor to make sure you get the best care available. 

  • Chaplains (spiritual, faith, and grief issues)
  • Dermatology (skin rashes, warts, lesions, etc.)
  • Dental Clinic
  • Endocrinology (diabetes, thyroid, etc.)
  • Nephrology (renal or kidney)
  • Nutritionist
  • Palliative Care (pain management)
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychological/Emotional Support Counseling
  • Research (clinical trials, latest medicines)
  • Social Services
  • Substance Use (support group/counseling for drug and alcohol issues)
  • Women’s Services (OB-GYN) 


We care for the whole person at The 1917 Clinic including physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.

Veterans:  In accordance with HRSA “Policy Notice - 07- 07,” September 28, 2007; Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees (1917 Clinic) may not deny services, including prescription drugs, to a veteran who is otherwise eligible for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program services. Patients with VA health benefits are considered as “uninsured,” which in effect excepts these veterans from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program “payer of last resort” requirement.  

1917 Clinic social workers document the existence of VA health benefits, make patients aware of the availability of VA HIV/AIDS health services and make notation that the veteran’s health benefits are not considered the veteran’s primary insurance. No veteran is denied access to Ryan White services based on their VA health benefit status.  

Many Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees have a long standing relationship with the VA, their local VA health care facility and enrollment office. HRSA encourages patients to meet with VA staff and providers, learn more about VA’s health care eligibility and enrollment, and services provided to HIV-infected veterans in order to have optimal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and veterans coordination.

For additional information about other VA benefits eligibility, including housing, education and training, vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits and services for homeless veterans check the Veterans Administration Web site or contact a VA benefits office at 1-877-222-VETS. Each year the VA publishes and updates the Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents pamphlet.

Cost sharing:  

  • Patients are expected to meet insurance co-pay requiements at the time of service delivery.
  • Services are discounted based on a sliding-fee schedule.
  • Patients are not denied service based on inability to pay copays, sliding scale fees or other payments.
  • Patients who have bills that are in collections are not denied services. 

To view the UAB Health System Notice of Health Information Practices, please click here.