West Oakland Health

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The mission of West Oakland Health Council, Inc. is to improve the health and well being of residents of Oakland, Emeryville and Berkeley and to reduce morbidity, prevent disability and premature death in the community.


  • Nine service sites located throughout Oakland and Berkeley
  • WIC sites Medi-Cal (including Alameda Alliance for Health and Blue Cross managed care), Medicare, private insurance, and private pay accepted Fees adjusted by family income and family size

West Oakland Health CouncilClinical Services Highlights

  • Primary medical care for adults and children
  • Prenatal care and family planning services
  • Optometry and dental care
  • Clinical laboratory, pharmacy, and radiology

Community Programs

  • CalWORKS Case Management: provides case management support to CalWORKS recipients with mental health and substance abuse proble
  • Bay Area Services Network Project: outpatient substance abuse services for parolees
  • Violence prevention/conflict resolution projects: provides education and conflict mediation for youth at McClymonds High School
  • Social services support for homeless and others
  • Intensive Learning Center for children with emotional/behavioral problems
  • WIC Program: nutritional support for pregnant women and young children
  • Options for Recovery Program: supports pregnant women with substance abuse concerns
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Program: promotes and supports women in obtaining timely breast and cervical cancer screening treatment

Behavioral Care

  • Substance abuse recovery services and methadone maintenance
  • Mental health services
  • Adult day health care
  • Breast and cervical cancer control services
  • Sexual assault and domestic violence counseling

Community Education

  • HIV/AIDS Education and Outreach
  • Clinic and community-based health education services
  • Live Better-Live Longer Campaign: services to increase individual and community awareness regarding the importance of lifestyle choices in illness and the quality of life


Services are accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

To visit the West Oakland Health website, go to www.wohc.org