Health and Wellness Services

College of Alameda is committed to student success, and we know that physical and mental well-being are essential components of student learning. Our team of nurses, certified acupuncturists, massage therapists, psychotherapists, and paraprofessional healthcare staff are here to provide supportive, friendly, and professional preventive and ongoing care.

Health and Wellness Services HOURS and Location

Remote and In-Person Mental Health Counseling will be offered in the A Building:

      • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      • Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

In-person medical appointments are available at College of Alameda in Student Center building F-105B:

      • Wednesdays: 8:30am-12:30pm
      • Thursdays: 1:00p.m.-5p.m.

Call Roots Clinic Nurse at College of Alameda #510-748-5280 for more information.

Our Services

Students can access nursing services and mental health counseling.  Medical nursing services include:  HIV and STI testing, first aid, flu shots, health information and referrals, condoms, pregnancy tests, and over-the-counter medical supplies, at no cost. 


How can I access mental health counseling?

To schedule an appointment with a mental health counselor, click here for Appointment Request Form, contact the Health Services Coordinator, Lisa Sawadogo at 510-748-2320, email at

*Please note that due to California Telehealth laws and regulations, students must be currently residing in California in order to access telehealth appointments.*

How can I access nursing services? 

Roots Community Health Center is back on campus providing nursing services
in the Student Center F-105B. Medical care includes: first-aid, pregnancy testing, flu shots, TB
testing, health education, family planning, birth control, STI testing, eye exam, and community

Days and Times:  

College of Alameda F-105B:  Wednesdays 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Thursdays 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Roots Nurse: #510-748-5280

Roots Clinic will also be available at the other Peralta Colleges:

Laney College: Student Center Building 2nd floor: Mondays-Wednesdays 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Merritt College: R-106: Mondays 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. and Tuesdays 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Berkeley City College: Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.

What is the cost of services?

All enrolled students pay a health fee each semester that is used to fund health services. There are no additional costs to students

our contacts

Lisa Sawadogo, Health Services Coordinator

P: 510-748-2320

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