Our Perinatal Program makes sure that you have a positive experience during and after your pregnancy. We help you prepare for the healthy birth of your child and we also provide comprehensive medical and social support after the pregnancy. We are there for you every step of the way during this special time in your family’s life.
Our perinatal services include:
- Prenatal care through visits with a medical provider
- Individual counseling, emotional support and health and nutrition education from prenatal health workers
- Educational workshops that cover a variety of topics including: labor and delivery, breastfeeding, family planning, baby care, car seat safety, parenting tips, and postpartum care
- Family violence screening and support
- Labor Coach Program
- Prenatal care and education through Group Medical Visits called ‘Mommies to Be’ Series
- Deliveries at Highland Hospital or Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
- Postpartum depression screening and support
- Referrals to Alta Bates Summit Perinatal Center or East Bay Perinatal Medical Associates
- OB/GYN Specialty Services
How do I enroll in the AHS prenatal program?
If your pregnancy test is positive, our staff will schedule you to meet with a nurse right away. After confirmation of pregnancy, a clinic staff member will enroll you to the Comprehensive Perinatal Services
- 24-hour help line
- Asthma screening and control program
- Urgent Care
- Childhood Obesity Program: Children and parents participate together in group activities and education sessions regarding healthy lifestyles
- Referrals to AHS Dental Clinic
- Healthy Steps: a program that evaluates and coordinates referrals for infants and toddlers with concerns for developmental delay
- Developmentally appropriate screenings that use effective and cutting edge technology:
- Vision Screener for early detection of potential vision problems
- Bilirubin machine that provides pain-free instantaneous results that determine if newborn/infant has jaundice
- Hospital & newborn coverage
- Nutrition counseling
- Reach Out and Read: Families are provided with developmentally and age appropriate bilingual books to keep and take home to read with their child to encourage reading, foster language development and promote positive interactions between care giver and child
For urgent, after-hour questions, call our 24 hour line at (415) 752-1316 to speak with one of our pediatricians.
If you feel that your child needs to be seen urgently by a doctor when our center is closed, you should take your child to Children’s Hospital Oakland Emergency Department at 1411 East 31st, Oakland CA 94602
The teenage years can be difficult and we know that Asian and Pacific Islander teens deal with many influences at home, at school and in their community. At AHS, we offer specialized health and social programs for our patients ages 12 to 21. Through services like confidential health screenings, counseling and youth leadership programs, we hope help teenage patients stay healthy during this crucial time in their lives.
Services for adolescents include:
- Chronic and acute medical care
- Free confidential adolescent sensitive services
- Pregnancy testing
- STD testing and treatment
- Pediatric Clinic (Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm; Saturday 8:30am to 1pm)
- Preventative checks and urgent issues
- Preventive health education
- School Based Clinic
- Teen Clinic (Every Wednesday evening from 5:00pm-7:00pm)
- Focus on addressing reproductive health issues
- Counseling by youth program staff
- Health Education Workshops
- Peer Leadership
The Teen Clinic, for patients 12 to 21 years old, provides teens with an opportunity to receive healthcare services in a one-on-one, confidential setting. These patients meet with a board certified provider and have complete access to AHS’ wide range of medical and social services.
818 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94607
EVERY Wednesday from 5:00-7:00pm
We accept drop-in patients!
To Make an Appointment: call 510-986-1024 or stop by our Youth Center, 299 13th Street (corner of Harrison Street), Oakland, CA 94612. Please note our Teen Clinic is located at AHS Clinic.
Our commitment to patients focuses on whole patient care. At AHS, you have access to a complete range of primary care in addition to services like dental care, behavioral health, nutrition, and case management. Our providers, who together speak more than 12 Asian languages, are board certified in either Family or Internal Medicine and will work to keep you healthy for many years to come.
Services for adults include:
- Primary care
- Chronic disease management for conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes
- Drop-In urgent care management
- An nurse for patients who call or walk-in to provide advice or other treatment
- HIV Testing & Medical Care
- Individual or group education/counseling in the following areas:
- Tobacco cessation
- Preventive services such as:
- Cancer screening
- TB screening
- Diabetes screening
- Adult immunizations
- Specialty Services
- Minor Surgery
We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our senior patients and focused on surrounding them with the care and resources they need to live healthy and full lives. All physicians serving our elderly population are Board Certified in either Family Practice or Internal Medicine. Our patients also benefit from a wide range of social services and community programs easily accessible from our location in Chinatown.
Services for elderly patients include:
- Chronic Disease management such as:
- High blood pressure
- Elderly functional assessments
- Activities of Daily Living Screening – assess patient’s independent living skills and capabilities through a series of questions related to daily living activities
- Individual and group nutrition counseling, health education and weight management services
- Medication monitoring
- Preventive services such as:
- Cancer screening
- Diabetes screening
- Hepatitis B screening
- TB screening
- Tobacco use screening
- Adult immunizations
- Psychosocial assessments and psychotherapy
- Elderly and disabled ancillary services
- Social services: such as MultiServices Seniors Program, Paratransit, long-term care
- Management of hospice and dementia patients
- Advanced directives
Our clinicians provide counseling services to address issues including:
- Anger Management
- Major Mental Illness
- Post-Traumatic Stress
- Substance Abuse
Behavioral health, also known as mental health, is vital to one’s wellbeing. Our clinicians provide counseling in individual, family, couples, and group sessions. We are also committed to reducing the stigma associated with behavioral health conditions found in many Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Our services include:
- Assessment of psycho-social needs
- Brief counseling therapy
- Mood Evaluation
- Evaluation of mood disorder
- Coordination with medical provider for medication adjustment
- Behavioral health education
- Service coordination
- Domestic Violence Counseling
- Evaluation of concrete service needs
- Information and referral to community agencies (including but not limited to):
- Public Assistance
- Nutritional support
- Legal Assistance
- Community centers
- Employment referrals
To schedule a behavioral health appointment:
You must first receive a referral from your primary care provider. Patients can initiate and discuss with their medical provider their need to meet with behavioral health staff. At times, the medical provider may also make a referral recommendation based on the assessment of need. Your first behavioral health appointment is usually scheduled by the Unit Clerk or PSR after your last visit with the doctor. Please contact your social worker to discuss an earlier appointment if needed
Scheduling an URGENT Behavioral Appointment:
- If you feel like hurting yourself or others, please call 911 or the 24 hour Crisis Hotline 1-800-309-2131 for assistance. Telephone translation will be provided.
- For psychiatric emergencies, please call 911
During business hours, if you feel an urgent behavioral health care need, contact your social worker to discuss the nature of your condition. Your social worker will decide with you the best and most expedient care plan.
If you have never seen a Behavioral Health Care staff but feel there’s an urgent behavioral health related issue, please contact the Advice nurse at your home clinic to discuss the nature of your condition. The nurse will decide with you on the best and most expedient care plan.
AHS has recently expanded its mental health services programs to include a Specialty Mental Health Services division. As of July 1, 2016, AHS provides mental health services to Medi-Cal clients in Alameda County.
Our clinicians and staff will work collaboratively with AHS medical providers, dental providers, and behavioral specialists to provide specialized services to children, youth and adults experiencing moderate to severe mental health illness, including: assessment, therapy, medication, case management, crisis intervention, hotline response, prevention and education, advocacy, support and referral services.
Our staff is bilingual and bicultural in Burmese, Cantonese, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin, Mien, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and English.
Located at 310 8th St., Suite 200A.
To schedule an appointment
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call us at 510-735-3939.
The AHS Dental Clinic provides a full range of primary oral health care. Patients receive care from skilled general dentists, board certified specialists, dental residents and top dental students. The dental care staff place a strong emphasis on prevention and education, and the clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art digital X-Ray technology.
Dental services include:
- General dentistry
- Oral surgery
- Periodontics (gum treatment)
- Prosthodontics (fabrication of artificial teeth)
We also provide in-house advanced specialty care including on-site specialists in endodontics, periodontics, pediatric and oral surgery.
We are the first and only community clinic in California to provide integrated behavioral health services and in-house advanced specialty care including endodontics, periodontics, pediatric and oral surgery.
The dental clinic is open only to registered AHS patients but you do not need a referral from your AHS primary care provider.
DENTAL EMERGENCIES/URGENT DENTAL CARE:
During business hours, call (510) 986-6888 and tell a staff member what symptoms you have. Our staff will give you an appointment depending on how urgent it is. When the office is closed, please call (510) 986-6888 and listen to instructions.
CANCELING DENTAL APPOINTMENT:
Please call the dental clinic number at least 24 hours in advance to cancel your appointment so that we can help other patients who may need an appointment. If you missed an appointment, please call to reschedule.
WHO CAN BE SEEN?
- Due to the high volume of patients, the Dental Clinic ONLY accepts those who are already AHS patients AND currently are:
- on Medi-Cal (including Alameda Alliance for Health) OR
- on HealthPAC (low-income) patients
- Currently, no private insurance is accepted.
- A sliding fee scale is applied to HealthPAC patients, based on income. Please check with dental clinic staff for more specific information.
- Community Outreach
- HIV Testing
- HIV Patient Care Support
- HIV Patient Linkage to Care
- HIV Patient Advocacy
- HIV and Hepatitis B Testing
2107 4th St
Berkeley, CA 94710-2207
Test Hours: 2nd Friday; 10:30pm – 12:30am | 4th Friday; 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Asian Health Services
818 Webster St. 3rd floor
Oakland, CA 94607
Test Hours: Monday thru Friday; 10AM – 5:30PM | Extended hours appointments available upon request
Same-day testing often possible
To schedule a test, call: (510) 986-6830, ext 371 | or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
To schedule an appointment for testing and counseling
Please call 510-984-8660. You can also reach us by email at email@example.com.
How do I make an individual appointment with an AHS Dietitian?
To make an appointment, you must first receive a referral from your primary care provider. After you receive a referral, a clinic staff member will be able to schedule an appointment for you.
During individual counseling, we will:
- Check your body composition (including weight, body fat, body muscle, visceral fat level)
- Evaluate your diet history, physical activity level and lifestyle
- Provide a custom-made recommendation to manage your illness and improve your health status
NUTRITION CLASSES (does not require doctor’s referral)
We have small group classes on specific topics including diabetes, heart health and weight management for adults. Classes are offered a few times a year. You can find information about them through flyers at AHS clinics. You can also ask your doctor about the schedule of these workshops.
How do I join a nutrition class? Please call (510) 986-6800 to sign up for a class.
IMPORTANT:-Do not wait until you run out of medication. Please call the pharmacy at least one week in advance for refills. There is usually a 1-2 days wait before your prescription is ready.
HOW TO REQUEST A REFILL when you have NO refills left:
- Contact your home clinic and request a refill. View phone numbers.
- Insured Patients (on private insurance or Medi-Cal): call your pharmacist (check the label on your bottle) who will contact an AHS provider for your refill, if necessary.
- HealthPAC Patients: call your Advice Nurse.
- Patients may also walk in for a refill with their medicine bottle(s).
To ensure that you have medicines in time, please call for refills when your medicine supply is still enough for the last 3-5 days.
WHEN YOU CALL AHS FOR A REFILL, please state:
- your language
- your name and your AHS ID number
- your area code and daytime phone number(s)
- the names of the medication you need to refill the name and telephone number of the pharmacy you want to pick up your prescription at (for insured patients)
To schedule an urgent care appointment
Call your Advice Nurse (Triage) at your home clinic. You may also walk-in to the urgent care clinic without an appointment.
If the clinic is closed, call the after hours phone line (415) 752-1316.
For emergencies, call 911.
Tuesday, Thursday: Open: 9:00am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm
Wednesday: 1:30pm – 5pm