Health care at The 1917 Clinic is provided through a team approach. Each patient is assigned to a team consisting of at least four members:
- An Attending Physician,
- An Infectious Disease Fellow (Physician) or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner,
- A Registered Nurse, and
- A Social Worker.
Other professionals (chaplain, counselor, nutritionist, etc.) will be assigned to the Team based on the needs of the patient.
Every patient should know his/her team members by name and be able to call the appropriate Team member when necessary.
If a patient is admitted to the hospital, it is always UAB Hospital. No other hospital is used. A separate team of hospital health workers manage the patient’s care during hospitalization and send reports to the Clinic after the patient goes home.