Health & Wellness Services

Who We Are

College of Alameda is committed to student success, and we know that physical and mental well-being are essential components of student learning. Our team of nurses, certified acupuncturists, massage therapists, psychotherapists, and paraprofessional healthcare staff are here to provide supportive, friendly, and professional preventive and ongoing care.

Our Services

Students can access nursing services and mental health counseling.  Medical services include:  COVID-19 testing, HIV testing, first aid, flu shots, health information and referrals, condoms, pregnancy tests, and over the counter medical supplies, at no cost.


To schedule an appointment with a mental health counselor, contact the Health Services Coordinator, Lisa Sawadogo at 510-748-2320, email at, or click here to fill out our appointment request form

*Please note that due to California Telehealth laws and regulations, students must be currently residing in California in order to access telehealth appointments.*

Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering massage and acupuncture appointments at this time.

College of Alameda has both a nurse and nurse practitioner  available off-site.  Medical care includes:  first-aid, pregnancy testing, flu Shots, COVID-19 testing, TB testing, blood testing, health education, family planning, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, eye exam vouchers, and community referrals.

Days and Times:  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All services are currently being provided off-campus at the Roots clinic. Please call ahead and let them know you are a Peralta student and provide your student ID.


Roots Clinic, 7272 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, Ca 94605

#510- 633-7077



All services are free of charge to enrolled students. All enrolled students pay an $18 health fee each semester that is used to fund health services. There are no additional costs to students.

Health & Wellness Services

Regular hours:

Due to the Coronavirus health crisis, there are no services being offered on the College of Alameda campus at this time.

Remote mental health counseling available : Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Nursing hours are available off campus :  Monday – Friday 9a.m. – 5p.m.

Location – Roots Community Health Center

7272 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605

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