About

 
 

The Bayou La Batre Area Health Development Board, Inc., has two facilities to serve our patients. Mostellar Medical Center (MMC) is located in Irvington, Alabama near Bayou La Batre and serves the patients of south Mobile County. Southwest Alabama Health Services (SWAHS) is located in McIntosh, Alabama and serves patients in Washington County.

We offer a wide range of services for insured, uninsured, and under-insured patients.

The highly-trained providers at MMC and SWAHS are committed to providing comprehensive medical services to our patients regardless of their ability to pay. If you cannot pay for health services, we offer a discounted fee program for patients that qualify. In addition, we offer a prescription medication assistance program that can help you obtain the medicine you need at a price you can afford.

At Bayou La Batre Area Health Development Board, Inc., we strive to provide high quality, accessible, and affordable family medicine, pediatric care, and women’s health that will improve the quality, longevity, and overall health of you and your family. Make us your Patient Centered Medical Home today.

To schedule an appointment, call the location you wish to visit.

  • Mostellar Medical Center - (251) 824-2174

  • Southwest Alabama Health Services - (251) 944-2842

We’ve have recently been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as Patient Centered Medical Homes Level III at both locations.

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This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b and deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). Therefore, all providers are deemed Federal employees with resultant coverage under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

 
 

History

 
 

In the late 1970s, Mr. Marvin Mostellar donated the land for a much needed medical facility in south Mobile County. Through his philanthropy and the forming of the Bayou La Batre Area Health Development Board (BLBAHDB), Mostellar Medical Center (MMC) was opened in February 1978.

BLBAHDB was incorporated on February 2, 1978 as a private, 501-C3 non-profit corporation. Upon receiving Federal 330 funding, MMC became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and has provided uninterrupted services to south Mobile County since.

In May 1985, the Public Health Service in Atlanta, GA asked the BLBAHDB, Inc. to become a grantee for a troubled FQHC in McIntosh, AL. As a result, Southwest Alabama Health Services (SWAHS) became a part of the Mostellar Medical family.

Originally offering health services in internal medicine and pediatrics at MMC, a need for obstetrics and gynecology was realized and that division came to fruition in July 1987.

Further expansion occurred in 1995, when BLBAHDB, Inc. added a pediatric dental clinic and oral health services in Bayou La Batre. Today, those services are provided for south Mobile county in partnership with Franklin Dental at the Bayou La Batre division.

Upon opening, MMC had one provider and a five person support staff. Now, we are the largest FQHC in south Mobile County with 17 providers and a 90 person staff. SWAHS has two providers and as five person support staff.

Today, BLBAHDB, Inc. is the governing board for both facilities.