Berkeley Community Health Project

Rating: 5 stars   1 review 119

Issues: Health, Reproductive Rights

Location: 2339 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704 USA

Mission: The philosophy of the Berkeley Free Clinic is that access to health care is a basic human right. We work as a collective to provide free client-centered services to communities in need and individuals who either cannot or do not access traditional health services. We strive to demystify medicine, to work within the principles of harm reduction, and to empower clients and communities as they take charge of their own health.
Results: In 2011, we saw over 12,000 clients.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 12,000
Geographic areas served: Berkeley, Oakland and the Greater Bay Area
Programs: The Berkeley Free Clinic offer basic medical and dental care, hepatitis testing, education and vaccination, men's, women's and trans people's STI testing and treatment, anonymous HIV testing, peer counseling, information and referral services, and clean needle services through a collaboration with NEED (Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution), all for free of cost.
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EIN 94-1697002
http://www.berkeleyfreeclinic.org
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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

The Berkeley Free Clinic is an incredible community-based organization that has created a sustainable model for direct clinical service delivery to disenfranchised and disadvantaged peoples. More communities should adopt this model of care delivery in order to better serve the needs of their most vulnerable members.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

expressions of relieved anxiety of patients exiting the clinic.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

re-paint and try to modernize the interior.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working directly with young gay patients.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

congenial and knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand and support new clinics in surrounding communities.

Ways to make it better...

there was a better structure for training new volunteers.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

succession planning and handing the organization over to a new generation of volunteers.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-11-01

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