Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Information for Berkeley Health Care Providers

Providers are encouraged to visit the links below to learn about City of Berkeley resources as well as current health alerts and other information that may be helpful to providers and their clients.

Access to Health Care & Social Services

2-1-1 Information and Referral Phone Line helps people find affordable housing and critical social services in Berkeley and in Alameda County.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Health Care Reform or Obamacare, means more people will have access to affordable health insurance.  In addition, all new health plans are being required to provide preventive services like mammograms and immunizations without charging a deductible, co-pay or coinsurance. 

MPj04327020000[2].jpg(2)Child Health & Disability Prevention Program (CHDP)  is a health promotion and disease prevention program serving income-eligible children.  Free periodic health assessments are available to low-income children through the CHDP Program.  Assistance getting treatment services and low-cost insurance for infants, children, and youth is also available.

El Centro provides free assistance with Medi-Cal/Healthy Families applications, and referral services to all, including the Spanish speaking community of Berkeley.

Ann Chandler Public Health Center provides comprehensive reproductive health care, family planning services, immunizations, tuberculosis skin testing, health education, and referrals to thousands of diverse community members each year.  Many of the services are subsidized.

Berkeley High School Health Center offers free and confidential medical, health education, and mental health services to all students at Berkeley High School, students of Independent Studies, and Berkeley Technology Academy.

Birth & Death Certificates

The City of Berkeley Office of Vital Statistics has maintained documentation of births and deaths that occurred within Berkeley City limits since 1895.  If a birth or death occurred outside Berkeley, contact the county, state, or country in which the event occurred to request the record. 

Communicable Disease Reporting 

The Communicable Disease Control Program works in partnership with the medical and neighborhood communities to control and prevent the occurrence and spread of communicable diseases through prevention, surveillance and outbreak control.

Meaningful Use Requirements

Meaningful Use Requirements 
refer to the Meaningful Use provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act were enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  Under this Act, Eligible Hospitals (EH), Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), and Eligible Professionals (EP) that provide clinical services to Medicare and Medicaid patients and commence transmission of electronic health data are eligible to receive Meaninful Use financial incentives from the Centes of Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Medical Service Providers in Berkeley

The Medical Service Providers in Berkeley  directory was compiled in 2012, and contains contact information for community medical service providers in Berkeley and the surrounding communities.

Public Health Services & Programs

A - Z Public Health Services provides information about family planning services, services for children and youth, information about where and when to get immunizations, to services for adults and seniors, domestic violence education and prevention, lead poisoning prevention, and many more, this alphabetic listing will help to easily find the information you are looking for. 

Public Health Alerts and Advisories

City of Berkeley Public Health Division

Alameda County Public Health Department

California Department of Public Health 


If you are a health care provider, you can register to be a disaster volunteer or volunteer for public health preparedness exercises. For more information about our Public Health volunteer / intern program, please contact: publichealth@cityofberkeley.info



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