Health & Wellness Programs
Some programs may require appointments and/or referrals. Please inquire for more information.
Immunization Clinic - Open every second Monday of the month, 13pm
We must increase the quality of health care in West Oakland. At Prescott-Joseph, we have contributed to this need by establishing a preventive health clinic in this area of West Oakland. Alameda County Public Health nurses and other nurses from the West Oakland Health Ministry were among the leadership that pushed to open the clinic as soon as possible. The clinic, located in the Prescott-Joseph Center, has been operating since February 2001.
The clinic is nurse run and does basic immunizations, flu shots, T.B. screening, tetanus shots, screening for diabetes and provides educational classes including prenatal and infectious diseases. The clinic is open every second Monday of the month from 1-3pm. For more information, call 510.835.8683.
If you are in urgent need of vaccinations, flu shots, T.B. testing or tetanus shots, please call 211 to get help finding other free immunization sites or check these sites:
Eastmont Wellness Center
Eastmont Professional Building
6955 Foothill Blvd. (@ 73rd Ave.), Oakland
Hours: M – F 8:30a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fees: Sliding Scale based on income.
Note: By appointment only. Proof of income required. Proof of residence in Alameda County and Photo ID required.
City of Berkeley Public Health Clinic
830 University Ave. (@ 6th St.), Berkeley
Hours: T 9:00am-11:00am/1:00pm-4:00pm
Reading time Thursdays 1-4
Fees: Sliding scales based on income
Note: Drop-in. Medi-Cal accepted.
Berkeley Free Clinic
2339 Durant Ave. (at Dana St.), Berkeley
Hours: M-F 5:45p.m.-9:00p.m.
Note: Call at 5:45 p.m. for same-day appointment. (Same day appointments only)
Prescott-Joseph Center has an Asthma Education Center staffed by a registered nurse, a respiratory therapist and out-reach coordinators, who teach adults and children one-on-one how to manage their asthma helping them understand their condition, use medication, devices, asthma action plans, and build skills on preventing asthma attacks, such as reducing exposure to asthma triggers. The staff aids clients in navigating the health care system. The Asthma Center is part of the larger West Oakland Asthma Coalition (WOAC).
The Asthma Education Center is the only place in West Oakland where uninsured people can learn self-care skills and gain connections into the health care system.
Call 510-763-1880 for appointments.
- Medical and Dental Education
- Blood pressure checks
- Diabetic Screening
- Food selection and preparation
- Monthly Luncheons
- Flu shots
- Exercise programs for seniors (a future program)
- Help with Pharmacy needs
- Understanding prescription instructions
- Monthly Bingo Games
Senior Lunch and Bingo
Once a month, on the 4th Wednesday, we offer free lunch for West Oakland seniors, and 10 games of Bingo with small $10 prizes.
Annual Senior Teas (Oral History Project)
Every year, Dr. Burns hosts an afternoon of tea, tea sandwiches, and tea biscuits for some of our seniors in West Oakland who have lived here all or most of their lives where they share stories of their youth in our historic community.
Through this project, we hope to preserve the unique and valuable West Oakland history that our community's seniors have witnessed.