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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Health Insurance Information & Referrals

We provide free assistance with applications and enrollment with Medi-Cal and Covered California and provide referral services to all, including the Spanish speaking community of Berkeley.

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Services | Service Hours | Who is this program for? | Location | Contact Us | Additional Information 

SERVICES   El Centro

  • We assist individuals and families with Medi-Cal or Kaiser’s Child Health Plan applications.
  • We process “Sensitive Services” Medi-Cal applications. This type of Medi-Cal is for anyone under 21 years of age who has a
    need for family planning, pregnancy-related or STI-related care.

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Medi-Cal Information
(510) 981-5321

Medi-Cal Enrollment (Appointment only)
(510) 981-5321

Covered California & Medi-Cal Assistance (Appointment or Drop-in for Enrollment)
(510) 981-3236 - Lifelong Patient Services

Covered California Enrollment Application Assistance
Enroll in the plan of your choice over the phone through Covered Calfornia at 1-888-975-1142 or online at www.coveredca.com.

Certified Enrollment Counselors can assist community members who have questions about the enrollment application or need help with the process.
Contact: LifeLong Medical Care at (510) 981-4100

Apply for Medi-Cal, CalFresh or CalWORKs benefits, check case status, submit renewals or view benefits amount online:  https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/

Who is the program for? Residents of Berkeley and Alameda County

Cost for Services:  No Charge 

Languages Spoken
:  Spanish and English

 Additional Information and Resources 

Services offered at the Ann Chandler Public Health Center 

Consumer Health Websites   

Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise specified, the City of Berkeley does not maintain and is not responsible for the content of any of the outside sites linked to our Web pages.  The listing of City of Berkeley's name with any of these sites should not be misconstrued as an endorsement of the information in them unless explicitly noted.

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