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, acupuncture, massage therapy, and mental health counseling, HIV testing, first aid, health Information, eye exam vouchers, 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 fill out a request form HERE.

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.  They provide medical care, first-aid, pregnancy testing, Flu Shots, TB testing, blood testing, health education, family planning, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, eye exam vouchers, and community referrals.

Days and Times are TBD

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

Roots Clinic, 7272 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, Ca 94605

(510) 533-1248

Location: Roots Clinic


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 : To be determined