Developmental Medicine Clinic

The Developmental Medicine Clinic (DMC) is located at Children's of Alabama’s Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children campus, and serves children of all ages for whom parents, health care providers, or other caregivers have identified concerns related to development, behavior, social skills, and/or learning. Our clinic is staffed by two developmental-behavioral pediatricians with expertise in conditions such as:

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Developmental Delays
  • Developmental or behavioral assessment of children with genetic conditions (e.g. Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, Prader-Willi, etc.) or other medical conditions
  • Management of common behavioral conditions (sleep, toileting, etc.)

After a medical and developmental assessment, the developmental-behavioral pediatrician will make recommendations for services, aid in the creation of behavior or education plans, or manage medications if necessary. Follow-up services are offered as well for continuing management and/or developmental surveillance. Please note that we do not provide neuropsychological testing or detailed academic evaluations. The clinic does not replace care (regular check-ups) that a child receives from his or her pediatrician or health center.

More than one visit may be required to complete the assessment. If you have any questions regarding eligibility or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at 205-638-2294.

For children under 3 years: If your child is under 3 years of age and you have developmental concerns, please make sure you have initiated a referral to Early Intervention.

  1. Contact Early Intervention Child Find at 1-800-543-3098 (or TTY 1-800-499-1816). Si habla español, puede llamar 1-866-450-2838.
  2. Fill out this Child Find Referral Form and fax it to 334-293-7393.

How to get an appointment:

Providers:

  1. Fill out the Request for a Specialty Clinic Appointment form. Please pay special attention to page 2.
  2. Attach all required documentation from patient visit (clinic notes, labs, growth chart, insurance referral, and insurance policy numbers and demographic info).
  3. If your patient has Medicaid, we require a cascading referral.
  4. Fax all documents to 205-212-2994.

Patients/Families:

  1. Fill out the Developmental Medicine Clinic Intake Packet that corresponds to your child’s age.
  2. If your child is in school or daycare, give the Teacher portion of the intake packet to your child’s main teacher or daycare caregiver to fill out.
  3. Attach copies of any recent evaluations or assessments to the Intake Packet.
  4. Fax all documents to 205-212-2994, or mail to our clinic’s mailing address.
  5. We will contact you with appointment information once we receive your intake packet.
  6. If you need help filling out the intake packet, please call us at 205-638-2294.

Contact Info

Developmental Medicine Clinic Address
1600 7th Avenue South, McWane Building Clinic 1, Birmingham, AL 35233
Birmingham, AL 35233

Mailing Adress:
Developmental Medicine Clinic
1600 7th Avenue South, McWane Bldg, Dearth Tower Suite 5602, Birmingham, AL 35233
Birmingham, AL 35233

Phone: 205-638-2294
Fax: 205-212-2994