The Gardendale community is served by some 20–25 houses of worship. Denominations include but are not limited to, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Messianic, Southern Baptist, Methodist, Church of God, Nazarene, Roman Catholic and others. The largest is Gardendale First Baptist Church which is among the 10 largest churches (by membership) in Alabama. It is located on two separate campuses including its new sanctuary near Interstate 65 between Mount Olive Road and Fieldstown Road. Gardendale is served by several small health centers/clinics. Large hospitals offering secondary and tertiary care, including a trauma center, are located nearby in Birmingham, the home of theUniversity of Alabama School of Medicine, the University Hospital, and a dozen other hospitals offering all kinds of care, including major cardiac and brain surgery.