(Information obtained from the Berkeley Free Clinic Resource List)
ACUPUNCTURE/TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
1601 Clay St., Oakland (between 16th & 17th)
M-F 9-8 (last appt. at 6): 9-5 Sat (last appt. at 3)
Sliding scale as low as $20/visit: herbs $3-15. MediCal: 2 free visits/mo (small charge for herbs)
Public transit: 3 blocks from 12th St. BART
Chi Nei Tsang Institute
2315 Prince St. Berkeley
Traditional Chinese Medical internal organ massage. “Detoxifies and strengthens all body systems” Dietary and stress counseling, self-help health education. Some sliding scale available ($35 low end).
Meiji College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
2550 Shattuck Ave. (at Blake), Berkeley.
Student clinic school. 1st visit free; following visits $20 (small extra charge for herbs)
National Holistic Institute
5900 Hollis Street #J. Emeryville
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. everyday
A massage school offering low-cost massage done by students.
Life West Chiropractic Clinic
25001 Industrial Blvd., Hayward
M-F 11-7:30. Sat 9-12:30
Available for drop in one hour before closing. MediCal is NOT accepted; Medicare IS accepted. Accept private insurance. Languages covered: Vietnamese, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian; some others. Call for availability. Initial visits: $25-75, sliding scale; takes two hours for intake: follow-up visits $5-29. X-rays are mandatory and vary in price. Drop in for initial exam during above times. (updated 8/01)
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
Berkeley Primary Care Access Clinic
2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley
Acupuncture for detox is free for homeless and low-income persons. First visit, must arrive at 10:30. Ear acupuncture for detox is the main service, they will however see you for some pain concerns. Average appt. is 30-40 min.
Casa Segura/The Safe House
DUE TO RECENT CHANGES, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT NOT ALL SERVICES MAY BE AVAILABLE AT PRESENT. CALL OR STOP BY FOR FUTHER INFORMATION.
3229 San Leandro Street, Oakland. (near Fruitvale BART). Enter around the corner, next to the Aloha Bar, where the railroad tracks run.
Harm reduction services include acupuncture, herbalist, wound and abscess care, HIV testing, case management, and drop-in center.
Labrys School of Self-Healing for Women and Girls
T, Th, S 10a.m/-12p.m.. 1-5 W, F 2-5
6536 Telegraph Avenue, Suite A-102, Oakland.
Workshops $25-35 donation, chiropractic allergy specialist Shamanic journeying Body workers of various types. Emphasis on women and children’s health; open to male partner.
Ashby Center of Complementary Medicine
2615 Ashby Ave., Berkeley.
(510) 843-5000 (acupuncture): 704-9383 (Ayurveda) Ayurvedic , Chiropractor, Naturalpathic doctor,counseling, treatment, and education. Acupuncture including specialists in women’s health and allergies. Podiatry. Sliding scale available based on income and need. Acupuncture standard visit is $125 for 1st visit and then $85.00 per visit.
Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic
5691 Telegraph Ave (@ 57th Street), Oakland
Sat and Sunday, 10-5 p.m.; office: F 10-6 p.m.
Complementary medicine for low-income women with cancer: acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, Western herbs, visualization, nutrition, social work, short-term psychotherapy. FREE! Se habla espanol
Immune Enhancement Project
3450 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Free Ear acupuncture F 4-6pm
150 Eureka St, Rm 104
Ryan White Program for HIV+ patients with <$600 income/month. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for HIV+ (“and may be of benefit to persons with CFS, Epstein-Barr Virus, Hepatitis, Cancer, and immune disorders”) Medical-2 free visits/month. Sliding scale: low scale-$60 initial visit and $39 for follow-ups.