Health Resources and Referral Information

Health & Wellness Services HOURS & 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.

Each of these agencies will provide the caller with a list of meeting times and places located in the Bay Area.  Meetings are held at least once a day in many locations.  Meetings are self-help, anonymous and free.

Referral service for all self-help groups 1-800-273-6222


Narcotics Anonymous (NA): Self-help program of recovery for individuals with drug problems.  (510) 444-4673; and

Nar-Anon: Self-help program of recovery for those in a relationship with individuals who have  drug problems.  (510) 526-2455


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Self-help program of recovery for individuals with alcohol problems.  (510) 839-8900,

Al-Anon: Self-help program of recovery for those in relationship with individuals who have alcohol problems. (510) 276-2270

Co-Dependency Anonymous (C.O.D.A): Self help program of recovery for adults who have co-dependency issues.  (510) 835-6327(for meetings)  (415) 905-6331 (for information)

Adult Children of Alcoholics (A.C.A): Self-help programs of recovery for individuals whose parent (s)have/had and alcohol problem alcohol problems. (510) 886-8696

(Information obtained from the Berkeley Free Clinic Resource List)


Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
1601 Clay St., Oakland (between 16th & 17th)
(510) 763-1299
M-F 9-8 (last appt. at 6): 9-5 Sat (last appt. at 3)
Sliding scale as low as $20/visit: herbs $3-15. MediCal: 2 free visits/mo (small charge for herbs)
Public transit: 3 blocks from 12th St. BART (updated 3/12/02)

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
1426 Fillmore. Suite 301, SF.
(415) 282-9603 (clinic); 9-9 M-Th; 9-6 F-S
On Wednesdays, free ear-point clinic mornings from 9-11 a.m. (geared toward remedying addictions).
For HIV + clients, has service operating under the Ryan White Care Act. Which provides free acupuncture for those who qualify. Those interested should contact the clinic director, Gene London.
Sliding scale teaching clinic for the acupuncture school. Visits starts at $25. When classes are in session, offers free massage at varying times each semester. Call first for appointment. (updated 3/12/02)

California Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Van Ness TuWF 2-4:30. $3 visit (800) 477-4564
Call or visit the website for information on a qualified acupuncturist in your area; will send brochure if you leave name and address.

Chi Nei Tsang Institute
2315 Prince St. Berkeley
(510) 848-9558
Traditional Chinese Medical internal organ massage. “Detoxifies and strengthens all body systems” Dietary and stress counseling, self-help health education. Some sliding scale available ($35 low end).

Meiji College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
2550 Shattuck Ave. (at Blake), Berkeley.
(510) 666-8234
Student clinic school. 1st visit free; following visits $20 (small extra charge for herbs) (updated 3/12/02)

Quan Yin Healing Arts Center
1748 Market St. (@ Valencia), San Francisco
(415) 861-4964
M-F 11-7 pm, Sat. 11-4 pm
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine for HIV+ folk. They also treat viral hepatitis and “some gynecological imbalances,” and offer massage services. Sliding scale, special rates for students, volunteers and seniors. Ryan White funding for HIV+ patients. Insurance, workers comp & MediCal. Massage rates are fixed $27/half hour, $42/hour, $62/1.5 hour.


National Holistic Institute
5900 Hollis Street #J. Emeryville
(510) 547-6442
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. everyday
A massage school offering low-cost massage done by students.


Life West Chiropractic Clinic
25001 Industrial Blvd., Hayward
(510) 780-4567
M-F 11-7:30. Sat 9-12:30
Available for drop in one hour before closing. MediCal is NOT accepted; Medicare IS accepted. Accept private insurance. Languages covered: Vietnamese, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian; some others. Call for availability. Initial visits: $25-75, sliding scale; takes two hours for intake: follow-up visits $5-29. X-rays are mandatory and vary in price. Drop in for initial exam during above times. (updated 8/01)


Berkeley Primary Care Access Clinic
2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley
(510) 204-4835
M-F 8:30-11:30
Acupuncture for detox is free for homeless and low-income persons. First visit, must arrive at 10:30. Ear acupuncture for detox is the main service, they will however see you for some pain concerns. Average appt. is 30-40 min.

Casa Segura/The Safe House
(510) 437-8899
3229 San Leandro Street, Oakland. (near Fruitvale BART). Enter around the corner, next to the Aloha Bar, where the railroad tracks run.
Harm reduction services include acupuncture, herbalist, wound and abscess care, HIV testing, case management, and drop-in center. (updated 02/02/01


Labrys School of Self-Healing for Women and Girls
T, Th, S 10a.m/-12p.m.. 1-5 W, F 2-5
6536 Telegraph Avenue, Suite A-102, Oakland.
(510) 658-9066
Workshops $25-35 donation, chiropractic allergy specialist Shamanic journeying Body workers of various types. Emphasis on women and children’s health; open to male partner. (updated 3/15/02)


Berkeley Cannabis Cultivators’ Club
(510) 466-5979
“A medical marijuana provider & a cultivation consultant”

Oakland Cannabis Buyer’s Club
(510) 832-5346
Due to federal litigation, their offices are currently closed: however, their answering machine states that you can leave a massage and someone will get back to you.


Ashby Center of Complementary Medicine
2615 Ashby Ave., Berkeley.
(510) 843-5000 (acupuncture): 704-9383 (Ayurveda) Ayurvedic counseling, treatment, and education. Acupuncture including specialists in women’s health and allergies. Podiatry. Sliding scale available based on income and need. Acupuncture standard visit is $55. (updated 4/1/99)


Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic
5691 Telegraph Ave (@ 57th Street), Oakland
(510) 601-7660.
Sat and Sunday, 10-5 p.m.; office: F 10-6 p.m.
Complementary medicine for low-income women with cancer: acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, Western herbs, visualization, nutrition, social work, short-term psychotherapy. FREE! Se habla espanol (updated 2/99)


Immune Enhancement Project
3450 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
(415) 252-8711

Free Ear acupuncture F 4-6
150 Eureka St, Rm 104

Ryan White Program for HIV+ patients with <$1600 income/month. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for HIV+ (“and may be of benefit to persons with CFS, Epstein-Barr Virus, Hepatitis, Cancer, and immune disorders”) Medical-2 free visits/month. Sliding scale: low scale-$50 initial visit and $27 for follow-ups.


    • AIDS 1-800-342-AIDS (2437)
    • AIDS: Clinical Trials Information 1-800-874-2572
    • AIDS/HIV NIGHTLINE: 5 PM TO 5 AM (emotional support) 1-800-273-AIDS (2437)
    • Cancer and Diet Recommendations 1-800-843-8114
    • Cancer Information and Referral 1-800-525-3777
    • Child Protective Services: Child Abuse Reporting 1-510-259-1800
    • Crisis line for handicapped 1-800-426-4263
    • Crisis Support Services: Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention
      • Oakland/Berkeley 1-510-849-2212
      • San Leandro/Hayward 1-510-889-1333
    • Domestic Violence: Open 24 hours/day 1-510-536-7233
    • Incest Survivors Anonymous 1-510-841-0585
    • Lesbian/Gay Sexual Minority Switchboard: Lavender Line 1-510-841-6224
    • National Council on Alcoholism, Drugs, and Addiction 1-415-296-9900
    • Nutrition: Recorded information on food and nutrition. Referral to dietitian. 1-800-366-1655
    • Nutrition Hotline Information: on diet & nutrition. For everyone, including people with cancer. 1-800-843-8114
    • Overeaters Anonymous 1-510-273-9292
    • Nutrition advice form a Registered Dietitian ($1.95 for first minute, $0.95 for each additional minute) 1-900-225-5267
    • Parental Stress: Oakland 1-510-893-5444
    • Parental Stress: Hayward 1-510-582-0148
    • Poison Control 1-800-523-2222
    • Sexual Assault: Bay Area Women Against Rape 1-510-845-7273
    • Sexual Assault: Highland Hospital Sexual Assault Center 1-510-437-4574
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1-800-227-8922
    • Shelters: BOSS: Family Shelter for women and children 1-510-649-4965
    • Shelters: East Oakland Switchboard 1-510-569-6369
    • Teen to Teen Hotline: 5 –9 PM Contra Costa County 1-877-945-8336
    • Youth Crisis Hotline: 24 hours/day 1-800-448-4663


    • Eden Information and Referral: For all community services in the East Bay, including emergency shelter and food. 8-4 pm. 1-510-537-2552
    • Helpline: All community services in the Bay Area. 8 – 6 PM 1-415-772-HELP
    • Yellow Pages of Pacific Bell Telephone Book: Located under ‘Community Services’ section in the front of the directory. Many agencies providing all kinds of needed health and social serves are listed.

All agencies listed below provide a sliding scale fee schedule, are usually staffed by supervised interns, offer individual, group and family therapy. Some take MediCal. Call for  information and appointment.

Sliding scale means the amount you pay is based on your financial need

Ann Martin Center (510) 655-7880
1250 Grand Ave., Piedmont, CA
Psychiatrist available to prescribe medication

Asian Community Mental Health Care
(510) 451-6729
310 8th Street, Suite 201, Oakland, CA 94607
Usually have waiting list, approximately one month

Berkeley Anxiety and Depression Clinic
(510 ) 486-8998  Seventh Day Adventist Church
2236 Parker Street, Berkeley CA 94704

Berkeley Therapy Institute (510) 841-8484
1749 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94709
Psychiatrist available to prescribe medication
Accepts some MediCal; Sliding Scale $25-$150

Blue Oak Therapy Center (510) 649-9818
3101 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
Fee is $25.00-$70.00 per session

Catholic Counseling Services
Sliding scale 0-$50
(510) 569-9307; 6226 Camden St., Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 886-1331; 22824 2nd. Street, Hayward, CA 94551
(510) 232-1377; 225 Civic Center St., Richmond, CA 94804
(925) 828-1462; San Ramon and Livermore, CA

Cal State Hayward Community Counseling Center
(510) 885-3007
Hayward State Campus, Hayward, CA

Community Counseling and Education Center
(510) 792-4964
3775 Beacon Ave., 2nd floor, Fremont, CA 94538
MediCal and low sliding scale

Davis Street Family Resource Center
(510) 347-4620
3081 Teagarden Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

Grief Counseling Center
(510) 889-1104 Part of Suicide Prevention Program
or (510) 849-2212 For Counseling and/or Crisis

Grief Support Groups
(510) 632-4390 ext. 2092
For info about groups offered by Pathway Hospice or other agencies

J. F. Kennedy Center for Transpersonal and Holistic Counseling
(510) 444-3344
2501 Harrison St., Oakland, CA 94612
Fee $10-$40

Kaiser Permanente Psychiatry Department
(510) 596-1075
280 West Mac Arthur Blvd., Oakland, CA
All Kaiser plan members must use Kaiser plan counseling services. Individual and group services provided based on plan coverage.

La Clinica de la Raza (510) 535-4170
1601 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, CA 94601
Call between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily if not a registered patient already.

    • Only accepts chronically mentally ill
    • Groups for women dealing with domestic violence
    • Child abuse prevention counseling for Spanish speaking clients

Men’s Center Foundation
(510) 644-8262
2931 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
Fee is $20.00-$50.00 per session

Native American Health Center
(510) 261-1962
3124 E. 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94601

Pacific Center for Human Growth
(510) 548-2192
2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
Counseling and/or peer support groups for sexual minorities, lesbians, gay, bisexuals, etc.

Psychology Clinic at UC Berkeley
(510) 642-2055
2205 Tolman Hall #1650 (on campus)
UC Berkeley, CA 94702
Service through academic year: September through May only
Intake $20.00, thereafter fees $15-$65 per session.
Psychological testing services for children and adults.

Psychological Services Center
(510) 628-9065
1730 Franklin, Oakland, CA
(also offices in Alameda, Oakland and Berkeley)
MediCal and sliding scale $20-$90.
Staffed by psychology interns. Can administer psychological testing.

Psychotherapy Institute
(510) 548-2250
2640 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
$20-$60 per session

Shuman-Liles Psychiatric Clinic
(510) 569-9334
10850 Mac Arthur Blvd., Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94605
Accepts MediCal
Staffed by psychiatrists who can prescribe medication

Shuman-Liles Psychiatric Clinic Fremont Office
(510) 505-9141
3821 Logan Drive, Fremont, CA
Accepts MediCal

Women’s Therapy Center
(510) 524-8288
501 Kearny (on Bart line), El Cerrito, CA
$20-$60 per session

Wright Institute
(510) 548-9716
2728 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA
Psychiatrist available to prescribe medications

Center for Family Counseling
(510) 562-3731
9925 International Blvd., Suite 6
Oakland, CA 94603
Provides counseling to youth ages 8-17 and their families who live between 35th Ave. to Oakland-San Leandro border. Free

Family Stress Center
(925) 827-0212
Classes held at various Bay area locations. Teaches parent education classes to deal effectively with different age groups. Practical, down to earth skills.  Cost maximum of $50 for 8-10 sessions. Also has sliding scale.

Parental Stress Service Inc.
1727 Martin Luther King Way # 109
Oakland, CA
Counseling, therapy, and crisis intervention for parents and/or children.
Accepts MediCal

Scotlan Center
(510) 832-4544
1651 Adeline St. (18th and Adeline), Oakland, CA
Provides counseling to youth ages 8-17 and their families who live between 35th and the Oakland-Berkeley border.

Veteran’s Mental Health
(510) 273-7331
2221 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94612
Need copy of discharge papers

Vietnam Veteran’s Outreach
(510) 763-3904
1504 Franklin St., Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94612
Vets in active duty August 5, 1964-May 7, 1975
No charge per session.


Most clinics accept MediCal and provide sliding scale fees

Central Health Center Dental Clinic
(510) 271-4211
470 27th St. 2nd floor, Oakland, CA  94612
Offers children’s clinic; general dentistry

Chabot College Dental Hygiene Clinic
(510) 723-6900
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA  94612
Cleaning, x-ray, fluoride treatments, and sealant. Complete oral exam. Preventive concepts taught. Patients seen by dental hygiene students and are supervised by two registered dental hygienists and a dentist. AC Transit and Bart accessibility.

Children’s Hospital Med. Center Dental Clinic
(510) 428- 3316
747 52nd St., Oakland, CA  94609
Comprehensive dental care, including sedation for children ages 1-12. No sliding scale or discounts. Accepts MediCal and private insurance.

Diablo Valley College Dental Hygiene Clinic
(925) 685-1230 ext.356
Cleaning, x-ray, fluoride treatments and sealant. Complete oral exam. Preventive concepts taught. Patients seen by supervised dental hygiene students.

East Bay Native American Health Center Dental Clinic
(510) 261-1962
3124 E. 14th St., Oakland, CA  94601
General dentistry, crown, bridge, prosthetics, and oral hygiene.  Special program for homeless and medically indigent adults.  Hours from 9-5 p.m. Mon-Thurs.

Eastmont Wellness Center
(510) 577-5668
2449 88th Ave., Oakland, CA  94605
General dentistry for children only

East Oakland Family Health Center
(510) 613-2210
7450 E. 14th St., Oakland, CA  94621
General dentistry, limited endodontics surgery, limited prosthetics, emergency dental services.
Call for emergency

Fairmont Hospital Dental Clinic
(510) 667-3206
15400 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro, CA  94578
General dentistry, extractions, dentures, limited endodontics, crowns, and bridges. Waiting list.

Highland Hospital Dental Clinic
(510) 437-4473
1411 E. 31st St., Oakland, CA  94602
General dentistry, oral surgery, limited periodontics, preventive dental health.

West Oakland Health Center
(510) 835-9610, Ext. 381 or 382
700 Adeline St., Oakland, CA  94607
All services except orthodontics and root canals.

Berkeley Free Clinic
(510) 548-2570
2339 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA

University of California School of Dentistry
Comprehensive care.  Call for information and appointment. Emergency care available at Parnassus St. only; oral surgery at Parnassus.

  • 100 Buchanan St., S.F., CA  94102
    • (415) 476-1316 (for oral surgery)
    • (415) 476-5608
  • 707 Parnassus St., S.F., CA  94143
    • (415) 476-1891
  • S.F. General Hospital, Bldg. 20
    • (415) 476-5692

University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
General  Number  (510) 929-6400
2155 Webster St., S.F., CA  94155
Comprehensive dental care; orthodontic clinic; children’s clinic

  • Children’s Clinic, (415) 929-6550
  • Orthodontic Clinic, (415) 929-6555
  • Adult Clinic, (415) 929-6501
  • Oral Surgery, (415) 929-6473

University of the Pacific Union City Dental Clinic
(510) 489-5200
1203 “J” St., Union City, CA  94587
General dentistry.  Dentists are third year dental students form University of the Pacific Dental School.

Special Dental Programs

California Children Services-Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Orthodontic Program
(510) 628-7920
1000 Broadway, Suite 500, Oakland, CA  94607
Orthodontic care for low-income individuals aged 1mo to 21.  Must have referral from dentist.

Emergency Dental Services

Refer to Dental Health Clinics in this Resource List for addresses and telephone numbers.

  • Children’s Hospital Medical Center (for children 1-12 years of age)
  • East Oakland Family Health Center
  • Highland Hospital Dental Clinic
  • University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
  • University of the Pacific Union City Dental Clinic
  • West Oakland Health Center

Patient Referrals

Contra Costa Dental Society (925) 932-8663

Alameda County Dental Society (510) 782-5442

Berkeley Dental society (510) 865-6334

Napa-Solano Dental Society (707) 864-3204

Domestic Violence: Get help

Believe that you do not deserve to be abused, and that you are not alone.  If you are in immediate danger, call 911 for police assistance.

Otherwise, contact any of the following organizations. They can help you create a personal safety plan for you and your children.

Eden Information and Referral: 537-2552

Domestic Violence Shelters: Alameda County

shelter, counseling, for South Asian Women
Fremont 1-800-313-ASRA

A Safe Place
shelter, counseling, assistance with housing/work
Oakland 510-536-7233

Building Futures
shelter, support groups, advocacy
San Leandro 1-866-A-WAY-OUT

Emergency Shelter Program
shelter, counseling, legal
Hayward 1-888-339-SAFE

Family Crisis Services
shelter, Livermore

shelter, transitional housing, legal aid, support groups
Fremont 510-794-2250

Shepherd’s Gate
shelter, transitional housing
Livermore 925-443-4283

Tri-Valley Haven
shelter, counseling, legal aide, advocacy
Livermore 800-884-8119

Legal Services

Family Violence Law Center
domestic violence issues, counseling
Oakland 510-540-5354

Nihonmanchi Legal Outreach
family law, immigration for Asian women
Oakland/ SF 415-567-6255

SAVE Law Project
restraining orders, advocacy
Fremont 510-574-2250

Alameda Co. DV Law Project
restraining order assistance
Hayward 510-733-2071

Tri-Valley Haven
advocacy, restraining orders, Livermore

Victim Witness
financial compensation (relocation, etc), All locations

Domestic Violence Counseling

A Safe Place
Free DV counseling
Oakland 510-444-7289

DV support groups for South Asian Women
Fremont 510-657-1245 x46

rape crisis counseling

Building Futures
DV support groups with childcare
San Leandro 1-866-A-WAY-OUT

Davis Street Community Center
DV counseling
San Leandro 510-635-0600

Family Violence Law Center
Weekly, English & Spanish support groups
Oakland 510-893-3242

advocacy counseling for South Asian women
Oakland 1-800-215-7308

San Leandro Community Counseling
individual counseling (DV and other issues)
San Leandro 510-638-6603

DV support groups
Fremont 510-574-2250

Tri-Valley Haven
DV support groups with childcare
Livermore 925-449-5845 x44

Peralta Police & Safety Services
(510) 466-7236 or 7-236 from a campus phone.
Peralta Police & Safety Services should be called 24 hours per day to assist in any situation where safety on campus is a concern and/or a student is a danger to him/herself or another, or is gravely disabled and cannot care for self.

College of Alameda Crisis Team
Call (510) 748-2320  (Wellness Center) or (510) 748-2204 (Vice President of Student Services) to request assistance of a Crisis Team Member.  Members available to intervene and provide crisis counseling on campus until 4:30 pm.

Alameda County Access Program
2035 Fairmont Drive, San Leandro, CA 94578
For all individuals seeking evaluation for mental health services through Alameda County.  Behavioral Health Care must initiate services through the Access Program. Individuals will be assessed and referred to the appropriate agency.
*Telephone consultation and advice for people involved with individuals in crisis.( Must listen to lengthy voice mail before getting through).
*Drop in clinic for people in psychiatric crisis. Provides crisis assessment and counseling, arranges for hospitalization if needed, and/or will refer to other agencies for on going counseling. Hours 9-5 Mon-Fri.
*Mobil unit, which, when authorized by Access Program will drive to crisis and determine if hospitalization is necessary. Assists in locating, as well as resolving, problems with Board and Care Homes for mentally ill persons.
Hours 12 p.m. -8 p.m., M-F

City Of Berkeley Crisis Response Program
(510) 644-8566
Drop in clinic for people in crisis. Arranges hospitalization if indicated.

Contra Costa County Mental Health Access Program
2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA
Services: Same or similar to those listed under Alameda County Access Program


John George Psychiatric Pavilion
(510) 481-4141
2060 Fairmont Dr. (next to Fairmont Hospital)
San Leandro, CA
Services: Emergency clinic which assesses person in crisis, and provides crisis intervention.  Provides  hospitalization for psychiatric emergencies for all people without insurance or finances to payLocked units.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Herrick Campus
(510) 540-4405
2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA.
Accepts insurance.  MediCal accepted if following criteria are met:  dire emergency, suicidal and have plan, failed outpatient system, grossly psychotic. No current drug or alcohol abuse.  Locked and open units

Washington Hospital
(510) 797-1111
2000 Mowry Ave., Fremont, CA 94538.
Open inpatient unit only.  Accepts MediCal.

Kaiser Permanente Emergency Department
(510) 596-1075
280 West Mac Arthur Blvd., Oakland, CA
All Kaiser members need to go to emergency room for evaluation by psychiatrist. Hospitalization will be arranged there if necessary.


Most Community Health Clinics listed on other Resource Lists also provide Family Planning and Sexually Transmitted Disease Services, including the “morning after pill” and diagnosis and treatment for urinary tract infections.

Planned Parenthood Clinics: Call 1-800-967-7526 for all Planned Parenthood clinic locations

  • Oakland Mac Arthur
    482 West Mac Arthur Blvd, Oakland
  • Oakland Eastmont
    10 Eastmont Mall Suite 13, Oakland
    Abortion Services also
  • Hayward
    1866 B St. Hayward, CA
    Abortion Services also

Adoption Connection
(415) 359-2492, (800) 972-9225
1710 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA

Berkeley Gay Men’s Health Collective
(510) 644-0425
2339 Durant Ave. Berkeley,  CA

Women’s Services
(510) 667-3218
Fairmont Hospital
15400 Fairmont Blvd. (580 @150th St. Exit)
Make appt. thru Central Appt. desk and ask for GYN appt.  No abortion services.

Women’s Urgent Care Clinic
(510) 437-4778
Highland Hospital, 1411 E 31st St.
8th floor, Oakland, CA
Drop in 2-9 pm, M-F for services except abortion, which requires appt.  Go directly to clinic on 8th floor. Pregnancy tests.


Alameda County Public Health Nurse (9am-5pm) (510) 271-4217

Berkeley City Health Dept. Advice Nurse (510) 981-5300

Centers for Disease Control Nat’l Hotline 1-800 227-8922

Family Planning 1 800-230-PLAN

Herpes Hot Line 1-919-361-8488 and

VD/STD Hot Line 1-800-227-8922

Yellow Pages of phone book, “Health Guide Section.” Topics listed alphabetically and given code. You then call the telephone number
(510) 251-6000 and enter the 4-digit code number.

Most of these community clinics offer a full range of outpatient services: primary care, family planning, sexually transmitted disease, immunization, HIV testing, prenatal care, pregnancy tests, TB screening and treatment.  Some centers offer Optometry, Dental, and Mental Health Services.

  • Most of these clinics accept MediCal, and have a sliding scale fee schedule, based on financial need.
  • Some advise registering in advance (some have waiting lists). Register when you are well, so that in the event you become ill, you will have easier access to appointments.

AAI Health Services (510) 521-6078; 711 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda 94501. Special rates for students

Asian Health Services (510) 986-6800; 310 8th St. Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94607

Berkeley Primary Care Access Clinic (510) 204-4666; 2001 Dwight Way #1363, (In Herrick Hospital) between Shattuck and MLK

Berkeley Women’s Health Center (510) 843-6194; 2908 Ellsworth (near Ashby), Berkeley, CA
The general medical clinic is also for men.

Clinica Alta Vista (for teens only) (510) 535-4230; 3022 International Blvd., Suite 600 (near Fruitvale), Oakland, CA

East Bay Native American Health Center (510) 261-1962; 3124 East 14th St., Oakland, CA

East Oakland Health Center (510) 613-2200; 7450 East 14th St, Oakland, CA

Fruitvale Community Wellness Clinic (510) 436-3341; 2647 International Blvd. @ 27th St. Suite 204, Oakland, CA

La Clinica de la Raza (510) 535-4000; 1515 Fruitvale Ave. (north of 14th St.) Oakland, CA

Miranda Health Center (510) 786-6517; 271271 Calaroga Ave, Hayward, CA

Over 60 Health Clinic (510) 601-6060; 1860 Alcatraz, Berkeley, CA

San Antonio Health Clinic (510) 238-5400; 1030 East 14th St, Oakland, CA

Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (510) 471-5880; 33255 9th St, Union City, CA

Valley Community Health Center (925) 462-1755; 4361 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton, CA
OR (925) 447-1881; 3311 Pacific Ave, Livermore, CA

West Oakland Health Center (510) 835-9610; 700 Adeline St, Oakland, CA

West Berkeley Family Practice (510) 704-6000; 2031 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA

Tri-Cities Health Center (510) 713-6685, Fremont, CA



Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (510) 763-1299; 1601 Clay Street, Oakland, CA  Treat illness using acupuncture and herbal medicine.


St. James Infirmary (415) 487-5500; 356 7th St. (between Folsom & Harrison),  San Francisco, CA  Free confidential, non-judgmental medical& social services for female, transgender, & male sex workers

Berkeley Gay Men’s Health Collective; (510) 644-0425; 2339 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA


Emergency medical care and same day appointments are not available.

·         Services offered: All include primary care.  Most also include Family Planning, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Immunization Clinics, HIV testing, Pre-natal care, Pregnancy tests, TB screening and treatment.

·         Fees: MediCal and sliding scale for un-insured (sliding scale means amount you pay is based on your financial need), Medicare and private insurance.  No one turned away because of inability to pay.

·         Making an appointment:  Telephone first and make an appointment or ask if there are drop in hours for the health service you need. If it is your first visit, you will have to register before your appointment with a patient financial counselor to determine amount of fee you will be charged (0-90%). Cost of medications is also based on sliding scale.


Alameda Health Center (510) 522-0889; 2111 Whitehall Place, Suite D; Alameda, CA

Central Health Center (510) 271-4263; 470-27th St., Oakland, CA Free mammograms and Pap smears in breast and cervical cancer control program. Languages spoken: Cambodian, Chinese, Mien, and Spanish.

City of Berkeley, Public Health Center (510) 644-8571; 830 University Ave. (at 6th street), Berkeley, CA

Eastmont Wellness Center (510) 577-5668; 6955 Foothill Blvd., Eastmont Town Center, Oakland, CA Languages spoken: Bosnian, Mien, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Russian.

Fairmont Hospital Clinics (510) 667-7878; 15400 Foothill Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94578

Hayward Wellness Center (510) 670-5300; 224 West Winton Ave., Hayward, CA 94544

Highland Hospital Clinics (510) 437-8500; 1411 E. 31st Street, Oakland, CA 94602

Newark Health Center (510) 795-2414; 6066 Civic Terrace Ave., Newark, CA


Richmond Health Center (510) 374-7147; 100 38th St. (at Bissel), Richmond, CA (must be Contra Costa County resident)


City Clinic of San Francisco (415) 487-5552; 356 7th St. San Francisco, SF, CA


ALA Health Services (510) 521-6078; 711 Santa Clara, Oakland, CA  (No sliding scale, but fees are generally lower than full pay private practice medical offices)

Berkeley Free Clinic (510) 548-2570; 2339 Durant Ave/Dana, Berkeley, CA. Same day medical appointment, call first

Fairmont Hospital Same Day Clinic (510) 667-7878; 15400 Foothill Blvd. Building B. San Leandro, CA. (Call the extension before or drop-in Monday through Friday 8am-7: 15pm; Sat. 8am-4pm)

Highland Hospital Acute Care Drop-In Clinic (510) 437-4140; 1411 East 31st Street, Oakland, CA 8am-10pm Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday

The Life Long Clinic (Berkeley Primary Care Access Clinic) (510) 204-4666; 2001 Dwight Way, Suite 1388, Berkeley, CA 94704.  Thursday evenings 6-9pm, Saturday 9-12 noon, drop-in and appointments)

Planned Parenthood 1-800-967-7526; Addresses of various clinic locations are found in “Family Planning and Sexually Transmitted Disease Section” of this resource list.  Offers primary care and Family Planning in all locations including pregnancy tests.   Accepts MediCal.  No sliding scale for primary care, but fees are lower than other places.  State Family Planning program is free for low income women who qualify.

Suitcase Clinic (510) 643-6786; First Presbyterian Church (Dana/Hearst) 247 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA.  Tues evenings only 7-9 pm.  Free for homeless & low income)

Summit Hospital (510) 869-6125; 350 Hawthorne Ave/Webster, Oakland, CA.  Urgent Care 12 noon to 8pm. Access through emergency room.

West Oakland Health Center (510) 835-9610; 700 Adeline St, Oakland, CA.  Urgent Care and drop in service. Call for times)


No one turned away for inability to pay, but you will be billed for visit (a payment plan will be arranged). Hospitals offering sliding scale are indicated below, (sliding scale means amount you pay is based on your financial need). Hospitals with charity applications are also listed below.

Alameda Hospital (510) 522-3700; 2070 Clinton Ave., Alameda, CA   Accepts MediCal

Alta-Bates Summit Medical Center: Accepts MediCal. Has charity application for severe financial hardship.

  • Ashby Campus (510) 204-4444; 2450 Ashby Ave Berkeley, CA
  • Summit Campus (510) 655-4000; 350 Hawthorne Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Herrick Campus (510) 204-4444; Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA

Eden Hospital (510) 537-1234 General Information, (510) 889-5015 Emergency;
20103 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley
Accepts MediCal

Fairmont Hospital (510) 667-7800 General Information;
15400 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro, CA
Accepts MediCal, sliding scale

Highland Hospital (510) 437-4800 General Information, (510) 533-3712 Emergency
1411 East 31st St., Oakland, CA.
Accepts MediCal, sliding scale

San Leandro Hospital (510) 437-4800 General Information, (510) 667-4545 Emergency;
13855 East 14th St, San Leandro, CA.
Accepts MediCal

St. Rose Hospital (510) 782-6200 General Information, (510) 264-4026 Emergency;
27200 Calagora Ave, Hayward, CA.
Accepts MediCal

Washington Hospital (510) 791-3430 Emergency;
2000 Mowry Ave, Fremont, CA.
Accepts MediCal

Free or Low Cost

Alameda County Family Court Services
(510) 272-6030
1221 Oak St., Room 260, Oakland, CA  94612
Family court services

Briefcase Clinic
First Presbyterian Church
2407 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA
Bi-monthly legal clinics for homeless 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month form 7-9 p.m.

Centro Legal de la Raza
(510) 261-3721
1900 Fruitvale Ave. Suite 3A, Oakland, CA 94601
Provides services for the Spanish speaking Latino Community in the following areas:  Housing,  Education, Consumer and Debtor Issues and Citizenship                                                                                                                    

District Attorney’s Office
(510) 639-7299
Family Support Division, 2901 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA.
Child support issues

(510) 251-2846 Oakland
(415) 567-6255 San Francisco
Legal services for Asian population: Family law, immigration, elder law, deeds and trusts

Oakland Municipal Courthouse
(510) 763-9282
Phone consultations available
600 Washington Street (4th floor Dept. 9), Oakland, CA
Free legal advice for small claims issues, walk in Thursdays 1:30-4:30 first comes, first serve.

Women’s Clinic
626 W. Grand Ave. (near Martin Luther King Jr. Way), West Oakland, CA.
Monthly legal clinics for homeless women. .The 4th Tuesday of each month, from 10:30-12 noon.

COA Campus Resources

Vice President of Student Services Business: (510) 748-2205

Local Police Emergency Line: 911

Peralta Police Services (510) 465-3456 (available 24 hours), campus extension 7236.

Health Services Center Business: (510) 748-2320

Counseling Department Extended Business hours: (510) 748-2209


Bay Area Women Against Rape (510) 845-RAPE (24 hour crisis line) Oakland, CA  94612. Crisis line, counseling and support and referral services

Sexual Assault Crisis Line (510) 437-4688 (24 hour crisis line) Highland General Hospital.  Medical assistance, counseling, support services immediately after incident and any time thereafter.

Victim/Witness Program (510) 272-6180 Alameda County DA’s Office.  Pays for medical and counseling/therapy services, lost wages etc, due to acts of violence including sexual assault. To be eligible must have police report filed.

National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-4673 (24 hour crisis line) Provides information and referrals to shelters, support groups for battered women, and help with restraining orders.


A Safe Place  (510) 536-7233 (24 hour crisis line). Oakland.  Emergency shelter, information and referral, legal advocacy.

Asian Women’s Home (408) 975-2739 (24 hour crisis line). San Jose

Asian Women’s Shelter (877) 751-0880 (24 hour crisis line-toll free), Business: (415) 751-7110 San Francisco

Asian Domestic Violence Clinic Business: (510) 251-2846, 1212 Broadway # 400, Oakland, CA

Building Futures with Women and Children

(866) 292-9688 (24 hour crisis line). Business: (510) 357-0205   296 Broadmoor Blvd., San Leandro, CA  94517  Counseling, emergency shelter, information and referral, legal advocacy, safe houses, transportation

Community United Against Violence Hotline (415) 333-HELP, (415) 777-5500 (24 hour crisis line). San Francisco.  Provides counseling, referrals and advocacy for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender individuals who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence or antigay violence.

Eden Information and Referral (510) 537-2552

A clearing house for all shelters in the Bay area. New listings daily.

Emergency Shelter Program, Inc. (510) 786-1246 and (888) 339-7233 (24 hour crisis lines). Hayward., counseling, emergency shelter, temporary restraining order assistance.

Hamilton Family Emergency Center Hotline (415) 292-5228 (24 hour crisis line). San Francisco. Counseling, emergency shelter, information and referral.

La Casa de las Madres Adult crisis line (877) 503-1850, Teen crisis line (877) 923-0700 ((24 hour crisis lines).Business: (415) 503-0500, San Francisco.  Counseling, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, temporary restraining order assistance, transportation.

NARIKA  1-800-215-7308 (24 hour crisis line). Business: (510) 444-6068.  Berkeley.  For South Asian Women.  Information and referral.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 799-SAFE (7233), (800) 787-3224 (Hearing Impaired) (24 hour crisis lines).  Spanish counselor available.

Nihonmachi Legal Outreach Business: (415) 567-6255 San Francisco (510) 251-2846

Legal advocacy, temporary restraining order assistance.

Oakland City of–Police Department, Domestic Violence Unit (510) 238-3256, Oakland, CA.  Accepts collect calls.

The Riley Center (415) 255-1065 (24 hour crisis line). Business: (415) 503-4101. San Francisco.  Counseling, emergency shelter, information and referral, legal advocacy, temporary restating order assistance, transportation.

Shalom Bayit (510) 451-8874; Counseling (510) 451-7233, 866-742-5667.  All local counties.  Jewish women.  Counseling, information and referral, legal advocacy.

Shelter Against Violent Environments (SAVE) Hotline (510) 794-6055 ((24 hour crisis line – accepts collect calls).  Fremont.  Counseling, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, information and referral, safe houses, temporary restraining order assistance, transportation.

STAND! Against Domestic Violence (888) 215-5555 (24 hour crisis line). Business (925) 676-2845.  Concord. Counseling, emergency shelter, information and referral, legal advocacy, men’s support group, temporary restraining order assistance, transportation.

Tri Valley Haven (800) 884-8119 and (925) 449-5842 (24 hour crisis lines). Business (925) 449-5845. Livermore.  Counseling, emergency shelter, information and referral, legal advocacy, temporary restraining order assistance, transportation.

W.O.M.A.N. Inc. (Women Organized to Make Abuse Non-Existent), (415) 864-4722 (24 hour crisis line).  Business (415) 864-4777.  San Francisco.  Counseling, information and referral, legal advocacy, temporary restraining order assistance.  Includes services for lesbian and bisexual women.

Alameda County Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (510) 893-7160. Domestic violence restraining orders clinic.

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (510) 251-2846, (415) 567-6255

Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) (510) 663-4744

Family Violence Law Center (510) 208-0220, Hotline (510) 208-0255.  Oakland.  Information and referral, legal advocacy, temporary restraining order assistance.

International Institute of the East Bay (510) 451-2846; Resources for battered immigrant women.

Law Center for Families (510) 451-9261.  Oakland


College of Alameda Mental Health Counseling Services (510) 748-2320 Building F-105 and F-116

Men’s Hotline (415) 924-1070 (24 hour crisis line).  For abusive men who want help with anger management.

Asian Community Mental Health Services (510) 451-6729 310 8th Street, Suite 201, Oakland, CA 94607

La Clinica de la Raza (510) 535-6200 1501 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA

Psychological Services Center, Family Violence Institute Business: (510) 628-9065 1730 Franklin, Oakland, CA

Other locations in Alameda, Oakland and Berkeley

West Oakland Mental Health Center  Business: (510) 465-1800 2730 Adeline St., Oakland, CA  94607

Emergency: Dial 911

Give dispatcher:

    • Location of incident and person/s involved
    • Describe situation
    • Your name, telephone number and location

Stay on the line until the dispatcher has all necessary information.

Stay on the scene to provide information when rescuers arrive.

Campus, criminal, and civil consequences of committing acts of sexual violence

Campus consequences of committing acts of sexual violence include the imposition of discipline, such as expulsion or suspension for students and termination for employees.

  1. Criminal consequences include imprisonment in state prison.  The specific prison terms for sex crimes will depend on the factual circumstances involved.  Persons convicted of sex crimes will be required to register as sex offenders, and will also be entered into an online database.  The database of registered sex offenders is publicly available at the websites for the California Attorney General and the United States Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Registry.
  2. Civil consequences of committing acts of sexual violence include possible civil actions being filed against the offender, making the offender subject to restraining orders and/or potentially liable for compensatory and punitive damages to the victim.

Life Long Medical Care

Health Services for All Ages

STD & Sexual Health Services

Life Long Medical Care, Downtown Oakland Clinic, 616 16th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Clinic Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 11 a. m. 

First and Third Wednesday of Each Month 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Drop In, No Appointment Necessary

    • STD Testing And Treatment
    • Confidential HIV Testing
    • Pregnancy Testing
    • Hepatitis B Vaccination
    • Services Available For Ages 12 And Older


For more information call: (510) 451-4270

our contacts

Lisa Sawadogo, Health Services Coordinator

P: 510-748-2320

Other Resources


Our Mission

The Mission of College of Alameda is to serve the educational needs of its diverse community by providing comprehensive and flexible programs and resources that empower students to achieve their goals.

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