West Oakland Health | West Oakland Health

A Community Hub of Health and Well-Being

Our mission is to improve the health and socioeconomic status of our community by providing the highest quality preventive care and treatment for our diverse neighbors throughout the East Bay. We strive to be a hub of health, well-being, connection, and inspiration.

Care and Services

West Oakland Health is your medical home. That means we are with you for life. All of our clinical and support staff, at all of our five sites, strive to be your partner in health. Whether you need a general check-up or have specific concerns, we can't wait to see you. We care for you, your families, your mental health and well-being. From general medicine, including diabetes and hypertension prevention and treatment, to obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics, to state of the art oral health and optometry, we are with you for life. Please come see us soon. 

Family Care

Women's Health

Behavioral Health

Social Services


Oral Health



Come visit our new Optometry Department, a partnership with UC Berkeley's School of Optometry. Low-cost and no-cost glasses, eye exams, prevention and treatment. Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30am - 5:00pm

Cooking Matters. Please join us for free cooking classes at West Oakland Health Center. Please contact Shanay Conoway at 510-835-9610

History of Caring

For 50 years, West Oakland Health has championed the health of the East Bay African American community and strives to meet the needs of the region’s growing and diverse population. West Oakland, East Oakland and Berkeley have long relied upon the West Oakland Health to provide affordable, high quality healthcare services.


Edith Brown, Cloteal Davis, Jessie Hamilton, and Olivia Parks formed West Oakland Health to open a health center where the people who needed the services were welcome.


WOH was incorporated with a 12-member board. With the assistance of Rev. Golden, WOH applied for and received grants and a loan to purchase land and construct, furnish, and equip the Center.

Jan 1968

Dr. Stone, Darnley Goodridge M.D. and a group of 25 health care practitioners agreed to work with WOH to support its efforts to open a health center in West Oakland.

Oct 1968

It began doing business as the West Oakland Health Center providing medical, dental, mental health, optometry, pharmacy, laboratory, x-ray, health education, social services, physical therapy, and transportation services.


West Oakland Health has provided more than two million patient care visits, employed an average of 300 people annually, and has been honored to serve as the heart and soul of the West Oakland Community.