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Welcome From The Health Officer

Thank you for visiting the Jefferson County Department of Health website!

On this website, you will find up-to-date health information related to our county, as well as links to other well-respected websites for additional health information.

We want you to be well informed about health issues. We also want to partner with you to make our community a healthier place to live, and to help all of our citizens lead healthier lives.

I hope you find our website useful, and recommend it to your family and friends. If you have comments about the site or recommendations for making it better, please contact us.

Mark E. Wilson, MD

Health Officer, Jefferson County Department of Health

Mark E. Wilson

Dr. Wilson serves as the Health Officer for Jefferson County, Alabama, and as CEO of the Jefferson County Department of Health.

In this role, he oversees a $55 million budget with the mission to prevent disease, assure access to quality health care, promote a healthy lifestyle and healthy environment, and protect people against public health threats. To achieve this mission, Dr. Wilson oversees health department programs in air quality control, restaurant, school and other facility inspections, and six clinics serving over 200,000 patients each year. As a Board of Health member, Dr. Wilson has supported the many activities of the Health Action Partnership, a coalition of local agencies committed to improving health and quality of life in Jefferson County. Dr. Wilson’s service to our community extends over his 20 year career as a physician and Chief of Staff at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, a clinical teacher for UAB Medicine students and residents, and a member of both the Jefferson County Medical Society Board and the Jefferson County Board of Health. He has also served on other local boards and has been involved with national organizations that focus on the poor and underserved, and on ensuring availability of quality health care for everyone. Dr. Wilson received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and his medical degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Wilson and his wife, Marian, have four children.

Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Programs and Clinics
(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 591-5180
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 715-6121
 



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