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


Due to the Coronavirus health crisis, there are limited services being offered on the College of Alameda campus at this time.

Remote Mental Health Counseling will be offered:

    • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • In-person sessions will be available by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Medical appointments available by phone, video, or in-person at:

    • Roots Community Health Center
      7272 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605

*Please call first 510-633-7077  for more information and make sure to provide your student ID.*
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Our Services

Students can access nursing services and mental health counseling.  Medical services include:  COVID-19 testing, HIV 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? 

DURING FALL 2021, the College of Alameda has both a nurse and nurse practitioner available off-site at the Roots Clinic. Medical care includes first-aid, pregnancy testing, flu Shots, COVID-19 testing, TB testing, blood testing, health education, family planning, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, eye exam vouchers, and community referrals.

Days and Times:  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please call ahead and let them know you are a Peralta student and provide your student ID. Phone, video, and in-person appointments are available.

Roots Clinic, 7272 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, Ca 94605 510- 633-7077

What is the cost of services?

All enrolled students pay an $18 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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