The Berkeley Free Clinic offers free limited medical care from lay healthcare workers and medical professionals.
Please note that for the next couple of months, we will be accepting a significantly reduced client volume, as we are currently implementing a new electronic health record system. This will be in effect starting in early October of 2018, until possibly late November. Feel free to check back or call us for updates!
Acute Medical Care: Mon, Wed-Fri 7pm - 9pm, same day appointments only. Call (510) 548-2570 at 5:30pm if you are homeless or experiencing unstable housing; otherwise, please call at 5:45pm to make an appointment for that evening.
Tuberculosis (TB) Testing: Mon, Wed-Fri 7pm - 9pm, same day appointments only. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month 7pm - 9pm, same day appointments only. Call (510) 548-2570 at 5:30pm if you are homeless or experiencing unstable housing; otherwise, please call at 5:45pm to make an appointment for that evening. Sat 3pm - 5pm, same day appointments only. Call at 1pm to schedule a TB appointment on Saturday.
Sexual Transmitted Infection (STI) and HIV Testing: Mon, Wed-Fri 7pm - 9pm, same-day appointments only. Call (510) 548-2570 at 5:30pm if you are homeless or experiencing unstable housing; otherwise, please call at 5:45pm to make an appointment for that evening. Sat 11am - 2pm, drop-in, women and trans-inclusive clients only. Sat 3pm - 5pm drop-in, HIV Testing only, all clients welcome. Sun 4pm - 7pm drop-in, men's STI testing and HIV testing for all.
Hepatitis Counseling and Testing: Sat 1pm - 5pm, same-day appointments only. Call at 1pm to schedule an appointment.
Sexual Reproductive Health for Women, Trans, and Gender Non-conforming Persons: Sat 11am - 2pm, drop-in, women and trans-inclusive clients only.
Peer Counseling: Mon-Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm, drop-in; Sat 12pm - 230pm, drop in.
Eyeglasses and Vision Screenings: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, from 5:30pm - 7 pm drop-in only.
Reach us by Phone for Questions or Referrals: (510) 548-2570
- Mon, Tue, Thu: 5:30pm - 9pm
- Wed, Fri: 3pm - 9pm
- Sat: 11am - 4:30pm
- Sun: 4pm - 8pm
Vision Service Referrals: Wed 5:30-7:30PM, Sat 2:00-4:00PM, drop-in or over the phone
Berkeley Free Clinic News
Announcing Good Vibrations Partnership
From October 1 to December 31, 2017, Good Vibrations will generously support the Berkeley Free Clinic through their GIVe program. Through GIVe, Good Vibrations invites customers to donate directly to the clinic at check-out (online and in-person). 100% of these donations will go towards supporting our services, and Good Vibrations will generously match up to $500. We urge our community to visit Good Vibrations, who create a safe and welcoming sex-positive environment. Your support will benefit the long-time partnership the Berkeley Free Clinic has had with the organization.
The Winter Giving Challenge
Help support accessible health care services for all in the San Francisco Bay Area. From Thanksgiving 2017 until January 3, 2018, the Berkeley Free Clinic is hosting its annual online fundraising event, the Winter Giving Challenge. This year our goal is to raise $25K from the generous support of our partners and friends, like you. Kindly consider giving through our online donations page.
The BFC is supported by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs
Kaiser Permanente's community involvement uniquely pairs grant finding with 65 years of clinical expertise, medical research, and volunteerism to support prevention-focused, evidence-based programs that are expanding access to care and creating healthy environments. Kaiser Permanente recently awarded the Berkeley Free Clinic a $20,000 grant that will help more people in this community get access to the resources they need to lead a healthy life. For more information about Kaiser Permanente's work in the community, visit this page.
Blue Shield of CA Foundation Awards BFC $21K
The Blue Shield of CA Foundation generously provides the Berkeley Free Clinic with $21K for general operating support. The Foundation believes that when we work together to improve the lives of those who struggle most, we can create a California full of possibility and opportunity for all. We are grateful to have the partnership of the Foundation to ensure well-being for all Californians.
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Gilead Sciences awards the BFC $15,000
Gilead Sciences has awarded the Berkeley Free Clinic a generous $15,000 grant to support the clinic's Gay Men's Health Collective and its HIV and STI testing services. Gilead is dedicated to supporting testing and screening initiatives that emphasize prevention awareness and education. We are grateful to partner with Gilead Sciences.
The Information & Resource Collective and Medical Section are now accepting applications!
Read here about getting involved with the Information & Resource Collective. The application is due on January 8, 2018, at 11:59pm.
The Medical Section application can be downloaded here. The application is due on January 26, 2018, at 11:59pm.