Mobile is a regional center for medical care, research and education. Nearly 10 percent of Mobile’s workforce is employed in the healthcare sector. There are more than 850 physicians and 175 dentists practicing in the area, many affiliated with one or more of nine hospitals and the 2,800 hospital beds serving the Mobile Bay region. In addition, there are many outpatient surgical centers, emergency clinics, home healthcare services, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

Mobile Infirmary Medical Center

Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, the state’s largest non-governmental, not-for-profit hospital, offers a complete range of medical services, including surgery and rehabilitation. The hospital celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010.

Acquisitions allowed Infirmary Health System to expand its facilities in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Infirmary Health System hospitals now include Infirmary West (formerly Knollwood Hospital), North Baldwin Infirmary and Thomas Hospital, a full-service hospital with a cancer and wellness center serving Baldwin County.


Providence Hospital

Providence Hospital is a full-service 349 bed medical and surgical facility administered by the Daughters of Charity. The hospital's 550-plus member medical staff includes representatives from every major medical specialty and subspecialty with more than 200 physicians located in offices on the campus.


Springhill Medical Center

Springhill Medical Center offers a heart care center, a women’s center and family-centered labor and delivery.


University of South Alabama

The College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama serves the central Gulf Coast and the southern half of the state and is part of USA’s healthcare system. The college’s research department, including a new cancer research institute, keeps Mobile’s healthcare on the cutting edge of medical science.

The University supports a medical system that includes USA Medical Center and USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital. At the end of 2010, USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital began work on a $72 million expansion, adding a five-level, 200,000-square-foot wing and upgrading existing portions of the hospital.

Mercy Medical

Mercy Medical, with facilities in Mobile and Baldwin counties, offers specialized medical rehabilitation, hospice, long-term care, home healthcare and residential care.

AltaPointe Health Systems

AltaPointe Health Systems is a comprehensive regional system of mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse service providers in Mobile and Washington counties.

Mitchell Cancer Institute

Mobile’s goal of becoming home to a world-class, comprehensive cancer research and treatment center became a reality in 2008 with the opening of the $100 million Mitchell Cancer Institute. The Institute is having a multi-million dollar annual economic impact in the Mobile Bay region. It employs more than 700 professionals, and it is the only Stage II and III cancer center between Houston and Tampa. Additionally, Providence Hospital partners with M.D. Anderson Physicians Network to provide a direct link for cancer patients in the Mobile area to be served by the Houston-based hospital.