Due to the current coronavirus crisis, some of our services are offered remotely, off campus, or are unavailable. Click Here For Additional Information.

*Due to COVID-19 and the closure of our on-campus services, please note the changes in our medical and mental health services below.* 

24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK

24 Hour Crisis Text Line: Text to – 741741

Free Remote Mental Health Counseling

Get support with adjusting to college, relationship difficulties, coping with crisis, problems at school or work, social isolation, difficulties sleeping, anxiety, depression, COVID-19 stressors, family concerns, stress management, alcohol and drug use concerns, grief, etc.

If you are interested in mental health counseling,  CLICK HERE TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT, please leave a message for Lisa Sawadogo, LPCC, NCC  at (510) 748-2320 or email lisasawadogo@peralta.edu. Remote mental counseling will be available Monday – Friday, and limited in-person appointments (following all COVID-19 safety guidelines) will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Free Medical & Nursing Services at Roots Clinic 

Provides medical care, first-aid, pregnancy testing, Flu Shots, TB testing, COVID-19 testing, health education, family planning, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, and community referrals.  Students can choose to have an appointment by phone, virtually, or in-person.

Roots Clinic Patient Navigator – Assists with health insurance, MediCal, and CalFresh (Food Stamp) enrollment.  Identifies and connects with housing and financial resources.

Services are available for all Peralta students off-campus:

Location – Roots Community Health Center

                   7272 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605

Hours – 8:30a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday 

Please call first #510-633-7077  for more information and make sure to provide your student ID.   

*COVID testing is available at 9225 International Blvd, Oakland, Ca on Mondays: 9:30a.m.-2:30p.m. and Thursdays 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

*VACCINATIONS (Moderna & Pfizer) are also available at 9225 International Blvd, Oakland, Ca on Thursdays & Fridays: 1p.m.-4p.m.

To learn more about COVID-19 testing, vaccination opportunities and safety measures across Peralta’s campuses, please CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SAFE PERALTA