Sickle Cell Association—West Alabama (SCA-WA) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) education and social service organization in Northport, Alabama.

Founded in 1985, SCA-WA provides comprehensive education and awareness services through diagnostic testing, evaluation, counseling and supportive services to individuals and families at risk for Sickle Cell Disease.

Our Mission

Mission Statement: To provide compassionate support and services that improve the quality of life for people impacted by Sickle cell disease. To bring awareness about sickle cell trait through education and genetic counseling to encourage the general population to make informed decisions for future family planning and health status.

Our Services

We provide a wide range of services to individuals and families with either sickle cell trait or variants of the disease itself. Key services include:

  • Counseling and tracking services for parents with infants who screen positive through the Alabama Newborn Screening Program

  • Genetic counseling

  • Coordination of medical, social services, education, and support for the client families

  • Allied medical and professional training

  • Community outreach through local health fairs and targeted health events


Our Service Area

SCA-WA is designated as Region II within the Alabama Department of Public Health, which comprises our service areas of Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, and Winston counties.