UAB Hospital-Highlands Emergency Department


The Emergency Department at UAB Hospital-Highlands provides convenient and accessible care for a wide range of non-life-threatening emergencies, illnesses, and injuries.

Located on the UAB campus within the UAB Hospital-Highlands general acute care facility, the emergency department shares UAB Medicine’s expansive range of knowledge and resources, including medical faculty specialists and the most advanced diagnostic, monitoring, and treatment technology available today. The UAB Hospital-Highlands emergency department is administered and staffed 24/7 by experienced UAB Medicine doctors and nurses. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has repeatedly designated UAB as a Magnet hospital, still the only one in Alabama.



For your convenience, the hospital provides accessible and convenient complimentary parking directly in front of the main entrance, with additional parking available across 13th Street South. Our security staff provides a shuttle service for patients and guests from the parking areas. In addition, patients can be dropped off and picked up under the main canopy on 11th Avenue South.