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Community Resources

Here in Berkeley, we are fortunate to have a variety of resources available to individuals needing assistance. We’ve gathered a list of local organizations that can support your health and overall well-being, many of which offer their services at little-to-no cost.

Please contact organizations directly for more information, including hours, fees, and eligibility. If you have any questions or concerns, email

Health Care

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

An information resource for uninsured Alameda County residents seeking free or low-cost healthcare.

Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients

Free client-run mental health programs and services including a drop-in community center, support groups, housing assistance, assistance obtaining financial benefits, and wellness activities.

3238 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 652-7451

Berkeley Free Clinic

Free limited medical care from lay healthcare workers and medical professionals. Acute medical care, Tuberculosis testing, Dental services, STI and HIV testing, Hepatitis counseling and testing, Sexual reproductive health for women, trans, and gender nonconforming persons, peer counseling.

2339 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 548-2570 or (800) 6-CLINIC

Charlotte Maxwell Clinic

Provides complementary integrative cancer care and safety net services free of charge to underserved women with cancer.

610 16th Street, Suite 426
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 601-7660

La Clinica

Provides culturally appropriate, high quality, and accessible health care for all including adolescent services, ancillary services, behavioral health, clinical health education, dental, family medicine, community health education, pediatrics, tattoo removal, vision and eye care, WIC, and women’s health.

1450 Fruitvale Avenue, Third Floor
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 535-4000

LifeLong Medical Care

Low to no-cost services include primary health care for all ages, dental care, chronic disease and HIV/AIDS treatment, supportive housing programs, and more.

Locations in Berkeley, Richmond, Oakland, San Pablo and Novato.
(510) 981-4100

Planned Parenthood Health Center

Affordable sexual and reproductive health care.

320 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 527-5806

1682 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 300-3800


Collects and redistributes donations of clean, durable, lightly used medical equipment and unused home health care supplies.

2619 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 251-2273

Women's Cancer Resource Center

Creates opportunities for women with cancer to improve their quality of life through education, supportive services, and practical assistance. Services include emergency financial assistance, support groups, counseling, and in-home support.

5741 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 601-4040


211 Bay Area

Free, confidential, multilingual, and available 24/7. Help to find food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid, and much more.

211 or (800) 273-6222

Alameda County Community Food Bank

Programs to supply food to those in need include CalFresh application assistance, an Emergency Food Hotline, and holiday food assistance. The Emergency Food Hotline (number listed below) will connect you to a source for groceries or a hot meal on the day you call.

7900 Edgewater Drive
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 635-3663 or (800) 870-FOOD

Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC)

Free services for people experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, child and elder abuse, dependent adult abuse, commercially sexually exploited minors, and stalking. Services include counseling, safety planning, restraining orders, family support, shelter/housing assistance, self-sufficiency programs, and more.

470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 267-8800

Bay Area Legal Aid

Free legal hotline for low-income Bay Area residents. Legal assistance and resources include advice, counsel, referrals, and representation.

1735 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 663-4755 or (800) 551-5554

Homeless Action Center

Provides free legal assistance with a range of public benefits programs, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medi-Cal, CalWorks, General Assistance (GA), Food Stamps, and Cash Assistance Programs for Immigrants (CAPI), as well as informal advice and referrals for non-benefits related legal issues.

3126 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-0878

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center

Dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of Oakland’s LGBTQ individuals, families and allies, the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center provides social, educational, and health-related programs, services and activities.

3207 Lakeshore Ave. (Entrance on Rand Ave.)
Oakland, CA 94610

Operation Dignity

Assists homeless veterans and their families by providing emergency, transitional and permanent housing for homeless in Alameda County, California. Offers comprehensive support services, nutritious meals and a strong peer community.

3850 San Pablo Avenue, Suite 102
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 287-8465

Pacific Center for Human Growth

Fosters and enhances the well-being and self respect of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer youth, seniors, and adults through the delivery of LGBTQ competent mental health and wellness services, and the cultivation of a strong community of LGBTQ-proficient mental health care professionals.

2712 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 548-8283

Project Open Hand

Provides nutritious, medically-tailored meals and groceries for people living with critical illness. Delivers meals to homebound clients.

1921 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
(415) 447-2300


Financial Education Centers offer coaching and help with income, saving, and credit issues.

2629 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 924-3610

The Suitcase Clinic

Free programs for cleanliness, laundry, health, education, housing, and more.

2407 Dana Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 269-7242

City of Berkeley

Department of Health Services

Includes the Mental Health, Public Health, and Environmental Health Divisions.

2180 Milvia Street, Second Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-5100

Public Health Division

Provides direct services for Berkeley residents which address the social, educational, economic, and environmental inequities that affect health.

1947 Center Street, Second Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-5300

Ann Chandler Public Health Center

Offers subsidized services such as comprehensive reproductive health care, family planning services, immunizations, tuberculosis skin testing, health education

830 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 981-5350

High Blood Pressure Drop-In Clinic

Offers free walk-in blood pressure screenings and consultation to the Berkeley Community.

3260 Sacramento Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 601-6060

Mental Health Division

Provides mental health services and consultation for Berkeley and Albany residents in crisis, experiencing emotional difficulties, or living with mental illnesses and disabilities.

2640 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-5290

Housing and Community Services Department

Homeless services, emergency shelter, transitional and affordable housing, residential drug and alcohol treatment, employment services, help with SSI, transportation services, and more.

2180 Milvia Street, Second Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-5400

Meals on Wheels

Delivers well balanced meals to homebound senior citizens (60 years or older) in Berkeley, Emeryville, and Albany.

1900 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 981-5250