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.

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Nurse of the Day Information and Referral Service

A FREE health information service available by telephone or email to the public.  Public health nurses are available to respond to your message Monday through Friday to answer questions and give counseling about health problems and provide health education and teaching on a variety of topics.

(510) 981-5300 or (510) 981-6903 (TDD)
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Telephone messages and emails are usually returned within one business day. 
There is NO walk-in service for Nurse of the Day.
Public Health Nurses are registered nurses who have extra training, education, and certification in public health and community nursing.  However, the Nurse of the Day cannot evaluate medical problems over the phone so you are advised to consult with your medical provider for all your health concerns.
  • Provide health information and guidance on a variety of topicsNurse of the Day
  • Referrals for public health nursing home visits
  • Referrals to medical, dental and other providers
  • Assistance and referrals for medical and dental insurance
  • Provide resource information about community programs and services such as:
      -Emergency food programs
      -Support groups
      -Mental health resources
      -Prenatal care
      -Drug and alcohol programs

PLEASE NOTE:  When you call, you must leave a message so that the Nurse of the Day can return your call.  Be sure to include your phone number along with the best times to reach you, when leaving your phone message, and when sending an email message, for the Nurse of the Day.

A to Z Public Health Services

Who is the program for?  Residents of Berkeley

Cost for Services:  FREE

Languages Spoken:  English, Spanish, Japanese, Amharic

Additional Resources

Berkeley Public Health Clinic 

Berkeley Mental Health

Housing & Community Services

2-1-1 Phone Service:  http://www.edenir.org/   Clicking this link will take you to Eden I & R 2-1-1 services.  City of Berkeley supports the 2-1-1 Information and Referral Line to help people find affordable housing and critical social services in Berkeley and in Alameda County.


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TTY: (510) 981-6903