UAB Medicine of Birmingham, Ala., claims it is the state’s first medical provider to offer online diagnosis and treatment of common conditions, such as colds, allergies, bladder infections, and pink eye.

The service, known as UAB eMedicine, is for adults 18 and older in Birmingham and the surrounding area. Patients are charged a $25 fee only if the clinician can diagnose their condition through the service. If symptoms are too complex or advanced, patients will be referred for additional care.

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