COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Medical Assistance

Covid Update: As of 9/1/21 Roots will offer COVID Testing Mondays 9:30am – 2:30pm  and Thursdays 9:30am 12:30pm

Covid Update: As of 9/1/21 Roots will offer COVID Vaccinations Thursdays & Fridays 1pm – 4pm (Moderna and Pfizer)

Roots Community Health Clinic (510) 533-1248

The campus health centers are closed, health services partner Roots Community Health Center is open

7272 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
Open Monday through Friday
Hours: 9am-5pm
Health Navigators: 8:30am-5pm
Lunch: 12-1pm

Comprehensive care–including sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing, flu shots, family planning services–are provided cost-free to current students. Certain unusual or extended services may be outside of the scope of coverage, but this can be determined over the phone or with clinic staff.

  • Call first for a phone screening. For students who may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 calling the clinic will allow staff to complete a screen over the phone. From there, providers decide whether students should come to the office or be referred for testing.
  • Health navigators are available to help students address issues with insurance, provide referrals, and connect students with resources for food or housing insecurity.
  • Students must bring proof of current enrollment, such as a current student ID card.


Mental Health – Berkeley City College

Thank you for your patience during this challenging time.  Unfortunately, we had to interrupt services when we were asked to shelter in place.  We now have online telehealth services set up to assist students.

Mental Health Crisis Hotline 800-309-2131

If you or someone you know is struggling with difficult life circumstances or uncomfortable thoughts and emotions we are here to help. You do not need to be experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings to call. Trained Crisis Line Counselors are available 24/7 to take your call.

  • You can also text the crisis line by texting the word ‘COURAGE’ to 741741
  • If you feel you or someone you know is in imminent danger, call 911 immediately
  • Go to to learn more about the resources offered

Keep Calm and Stay Home Toolkit

Practical supportive tools and resources while sheltering in place. Basic needs resources, free apps, videos and fun things to do at home while physical distancing. Click here to find out more.

Food Pantry

We are working on how we can continue to operate under the new shelter in place guidelines. Please go to Alameda County Community Food Bank’s Webpage to find resources and access the Food Emergency Hotline

Acupuncture or Massage Services

Due to the current health crisis, these services are currently suspended

CDC Updates

COVID-19 Updates – CDC Website

COVID-19 Recommendations