Welcome to the Public Health Division at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Department of Health Services.
The Berkeley Public Health Division is made up of public health nurses, community outreach workers, health educators, health care providers, and other public health professionals. We are all committed to eliminating health inequities in Berkeley. We provide direct services for individuals and families and work together to address the social, educational, economic, and environmental inequities that affect health. The Public Health Division works to ensure the health and well being of all Berkeley residents and believes that every person in Berkeley has the right to good health.
Affordable Care Act - Get informed! Find out about what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers. The ACA, also known as Health Care Reform or Obamacare, means more people will have access to affordable health insurance. In addition, all new health plans are being required to provide preventive services like mammograms and immunizations without charging a deductible, co-pay or coinsurance. [more...]
2013 City of Berkeley Health Status Report - Berkeley is one of three California cities with its own Public Health division. The Health Status Report fulfills one of the essential functions of public health: monitoring the health of the community. It includes information about successes, on-going efforts, and future directions of Public Health work in Berkeley. The report begins with a description of Berkeley’s demographics, and follows the health of the community throughout the life course from pregnancy and birth through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and death. The Public Health Division and the Health, Housing and Community Services (HHCS) Department recognize health inequities as a priority and the City is committed to addressing and eliminating health inequities. This can only be accomplished with the concerted attention and partnership of the community as a whole. [more...]
Get Your Flu Shot! CLICK HERE for information about... - Influenza "Flu" Vaccinations [more...]
Heart 2 Heart Mobile Health Van"Your heart is in your hands!" - The H2H Mobile Health Van hosts events on the corner of Oregon Street and Sacramento in Berkeley, usually on the 4th Saturday of the month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Each monthly event has a theme with the goal of providing opportunities and resources for the entire community to benefit from and/or connect to those that they have barriers in accessing. Services that are offered include: [more...]
Reduced Service Days Office Closures... - Public Health Division offices will be CLOSED on designated Fridays ("Reduced Service Days") as a cost saving measure. For a listing of these "Reduced Service Days" go to the Holiday and Reduced Service Days calendar. Included below is a list of Public Health Division locations usually affected by the closures. [more...]
2-1-1 Information & Referral Phone Line - The City of Berkeley supports the 2-1-1 Information and Referral Phone Line to help people find affordable housing and critical social services in Berkeley and in Alameda County. [more...]