The Suitcase Clinic - The Women's Clinic - Berkeley Free Clinic
2236 Parker Street
Berkeley CA, 94704
Contact Phone:(510) 423-3659
Clinic Details:The idea for the Women’s Clinic began in fall of 1996. During that time, there was steady discussion of specifically reaching out to women and children, who normally comprised a minority at the regular Tuesday night General Clinic. The reason for this most likely stems from the fact that the General Clinic is open during the evening, and is therefore unsafe or inconvenient for that particular population to utilize. In an effort to address these concerns, a expansion of the General Clinic was put into place on Monday afternoons at the Berkeley Free Clinic drop-in center. After a semester-long trial run, it was found that the new ‘Expansion Clinic’ was not accomplishing its original goals. Following a six month hiatus of re-planning, the new drop-in center was re-opened at the Dwight Way Women’s Shelter in the spring of 1998.
Services:Medical services; Optometry (appointment referrals); Chiropractic (biweekly); Manicure, pedicure and nail painting; Foot Care; Health education and hygiene supplies; Children’s activities and services; Continuity of Care Advocates (CoCA)
Remarks:Urban Area, Year-Round, Part-Time (open 2 hours per week)
Operation Hours:Mon: 7:00pm-9:00pm
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