Social Workers are available to work with patients from any department in UMC. This includes internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, OBGYN, student health, and psychiatry. If you think that you would benefit from working with a social worker, ask your individual nurse or doctor for more information, or stop by our office.
Cynthia Tyler, MSW, LCSW
BSW and MSW Field/Intern Students
Patients are referred by their physician, the nursing staff, or self-referred.
Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 AM- 5 :00 PM.
University Medical Center
850 5th Ave. E.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 348- 7181 (Social Services)
(205) 348- 1770 (Main Number)
Getting to UMC
There are several options if you need assistance with transportation to University Medical Center. Programs are in place for transporting the elderly, those with Medicaid, and children. If you need assistance getting to UMC, please contact us at (205) 348-7181.
Introduction to Social Work at UMC
Clinical social workers are licensed health professionals trained to help people find solutions to many problems- from daily issues to life’s most difficult situations. We accomplish this through a unique combination of health services and direct connection with the network of community resources. Social work services are private and confidential.
Clinical social workers work with patients and their families to:
- deal with crisis
- cope with illness and other life stressors
- identify and solve problems
- Who are social workers and what do they do?
Clinical Social Workers are licensed health professionals trained to help people find solutions to many problems from daily crises to life’s most difficult situations. We accomplish this through a unique combination of social work counseling, active problem solving and direct connection with the network of community resources. For more information about social work and social workers see www.HelpStartsHere.org
- When would I want to see a social worker?
The self-pay program, designed for patients without insurance, allows for patients to pay for their own appointments at the University Medical Center. There is an application for this program and income and expense requirements must be met before a patient can start the program. For self- pay patients the first visit cost $100.00 and each visit after that cost $55.00. Remaining balances must also be paid by the patient.
This program allows patients with no