Western Health Center

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The Western Health Center is a 59,000 square-foot medical clinic, owned and operated by the Jefferson County Department of Health, located at 631 Bessemer Super Highway in Midfield. It provides outpatient medical services such as checkups and immunizations to adults and children, as well as an in-house pharmacy.

The clinic was opened in February 2015. It replaced three smaller clinics, the West End Health Center on Tuscaloosa Avenue Southwest in West End, the Bessemer Health Center on Arlington Avenue, and the Ensley Health Center on Avenue E.

The $14.7 million project was announced in 2011. Birchfield Penuel & Associates was the architect. The new center was originally planned to be 78,000 square feet, but the scope was reduced after initial bids came in over budget. After redesign, the contract was awarded to M.J. Harris Construction Services, and ground was broken in 2013.

The parking lot of the Western Health Center serves as the western trailhead for the High Ore Line Trail, which connects to Red Mountain Park.


  • Norris, Toraine (May 18, 2011) "Jefferson County Department of Health to close Bessemer, Ensley, West End clinics, consolidate at new Midfield site." The Birmingham News
  • Poe, Ryan (October 5, 2012) "JeffCo to downsize planned $5M health clinic for Midfield." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Chambers, Jesse (May 15, 2014) "Construction well underway on Jefferson County's long-awaited Western Health Center in Midfield." The Birmingham News

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