490 West MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609 (510) 653-4225


Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Ctr

About Oakland Medical Center

Oakland Medical Center: community-focused, highly specialized care environment

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General information

Access to care in many languages

Communicating about health concerns is difficult enough without a language barrier. That's why Oakland Medical Center has caregivers who are trained to provide care in other languages, including Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and American Sign Language. And in the exam room, our telephone language line offers interpreters who speak Spanish, Hindi, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Farsi, and more.

Supporting the diverse needs of our community
Caregivers at this hospital have partnered with our Institute for Culturally Competent Care to ensure all members can easily access care. Throughout the facility, signs appear in a variety of languages. And members can access culturally relevant education classes, videos, and printed support materials in several languages. (Some classes may require a fee.)

By the numbers

The flagship hospital for Kaiser Permanente, our Oakland Medical Center is a leader in offering community education and highly specialized care. It has provided excellent clinical education for nurses since 1950—first with our innovative Permanente School of Nursing, and now with a New Graduate Training Program and a Distance Learning Program. The facility has:

  • 534 physicians
  • 341 beds
  • 14-bed perioperative department
  • 60 critical care beds

A Center of Excellence in specialty care for Northern California
The Oakland Medical Center is a cutting-edge specialty care center, employing 140 board-certified physicians and surgeons who teach at renowned universities like the University of California at San Francisco. Members with especially complicated conditions are referred from facilities across the region to receive care from one of a wide array of highly specialized care units, including:

  • Comprehensive pediatric care program
  • Cochlear implants
  • Genetics
  • Kidney stone and gallstone treatment
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Spine surgery

Farmers' market makes healthy eating easy
A weekly Kaiser Permanente Farmers' Market runs each Friday outside the entrance to our flagship Oakland hospital, in front of the Fabiola Medical Office. The markets bring the best and freshest products from California farms to our members and the community. Oakland members can stock up on fresh produce every Friday, year-round, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday Fresh Farmers' Market

Our affiliation with the Tang Center at UC Berkeley

Kaiser Student Health Center at Mills College

Find a physician at Oakland Medical Center

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

350 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 655-4000

Visiting Us

At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, we care about you and your family members and the quality of care you receive at our medical center. Your experience within our facilities is as important to us as the excellence of our medical team and the outstanding services we provide.

This section of our web site answers some of the frequently asked questions you may have in the event of a hospital stay, or when visiting a loved one at any of our three campuses; Alta Bates Campus and Herrick Campus in Berkeley, and Summit Campus in Oakland.

Browse these pages for maps and driving directions, inpatient information, visiting hours, cafeteria and food services, translation services, disabled services, and information about our gift shops.

If you have further facility-related questions that are not answered on our website, please call the main number for the appropriate campus, listed on our homepage.

We hope your visit with us exceeds your expectations.

Patient Rooms

We've designed our patient rooms to be as comfortable and convenient as possible. If you have any questions about your room or the services we provide, please don't hesitate to ask your nurse.

We offer free TV for our patients. We ask that you keep the volume at a moderate level, and if you share a room, turn it off by 10:00 pm.

Mail, as well as any gifts from family and friends, may be sent to your room. Ask your nurse for the correct address. Please request that the sender include your full name under which you are registered and your room number when addressing letters or packages.

Telephones are located in every room except for the critical care unit. You may make as many local calls as you wish for free as long as they are within area codes 510, 925, 707, 408, 415, 650, 209, and 916. Long distance calls must be charged to a calling card, or a credit card, or made collect.

You may receive calls in your room between 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.. If you do not wish to be disturbed, ask your nurse to switch off your phone. When you wish to make a local telephone call, simply dial "9" and then the number, or to make a long distance call dial "9", "1", area code and then the number. For calls within the facility, dial the appropriate extension.


It is the outstanding quality of our comprehensive specialty and primary care services that have attracted such an outstanding team of physicians, clinicians and staff to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

Browse through our Centers of Excellence listed to the left under Clinical Services , or use the pulldown menu on the right to jump to a specific group or program.

The medical center also offers a wide array of community health education and prevention services, support groups and complimentary therapies. Check out our Community Services section and our Education and Support Groups listings.

We hope to provide you with help and information on the health issues that are important to you so that you can age in the healthiest way possible.

Children's Hospital & Research Center

Oakland Main Operator (510) 428-3000 747 52nd St , Oakland , CA 94609

About: Established in 1912, this is Northern California's most comprehensive pediatric hospital and it provides high quality pediatric care for all children, as well as state-of-the-art research programs and facilities.
Hours: Open 24 Hours
Categories: Hospitals , Children's Hospitals
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Brands: DHL
Products and Services: A full-service hospitals just for children. Through regional primary and subspecialty networks, Please Visit Our Web Site for Additional Information, and one of the largest sickle cell treatment and research centers in the world., from adolescent medicine to urology. We are also a nationally recognized, global resource for advanced pediatric research and medical education, our hospital-based physicians provide expert care in 31 pediatric sub-specialties

Alameda County Medcl Ctr Hospitals; Hglnd Hospital; Cl Highland Hospital

(510) 667-7920 1411 E 31st St, Oakland, CA

Welcome to the website of Alameda County Medical Center. As Chief Executive Officer, it is my privilege and duty to lead an organization that has served the healthcare needs of Alameda County since 1864. I'm proud of the accomplishments of our physicians and excellent staff. From our roots as a 19th century tuberculosis sanitarium in San Leandro (the present day Fairmont Hospital) to the completion of spacious 21st century Trauma, Emergency and Surgery facilities at the Highland campus in Oakland, we have strived to meet the changing needs of all county residents, regardless of race, language, or financial means. Our evolution continues. We have implemented language interpretation--in person, by phone, and via cutting-edge two-way video technology--in more than two dozen languages, as part of our commitment to addressing the rainbow diversity of our Alameda County patient population. We continue to be a leader in HIV services, with a bold initiative to provide universal HIV screening to patients who use our Emergency Department. And we are planning for the replacement of our acute inpatient building with new facilities that will be up-to-date and seismically safe. This is a challenging and fascinating time for public hospitals and health systems, and we are meeting the challenges head on by building a truly outstanding team of medical staff, house staff and employees. If you are a health care professional, please visit the newly-enhanced Job Opportunities section and consider ACMC as the vehicle for your career growth. If you are a medical student planning for post-MD training, look into our outstanding residency programs affiliated with University of California-San Francisco and University of the Pacific.

An overview of Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) begins with our mission – we are and have always been here to deliver the highest quality, compassionate care to all county residents, regardless of their ability to pay. No other health system within our County shares this mission and it is one we perform uniquely well. We are one of the major hospital systems in the Bay Area, with 475 licensed beds on three campuses: 236 at Highland Hospital, 159 at Fairmont Hospital and 80 at John George Psychiatric Pavilion. Our system serves Alameda County with three freestanding ambulatory care centers in addition to outpatient clinics at Highland Hospital.


  • Designated Level II Emergency/Trauma Center for Northern Alameda County
  • Comprehensive Inpatient Medical-Surgical Care, including Cardiac, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Orthopedics, Oral Surgery, Urology, Diabetes, Respiratory, and Maternal and Child Health
  • Bright Beginnings Family Birthing Center
  • Teaching/Training Facility with five accredited training programs in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Transitional Program
  • Clinical research trials
  • Numerous support groups and classes
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatric Services
  • Psychiatric Emergency Services
  • Crisis Consultation for Adults
  • Substance Abuse and Prenatal Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Acute Rehabilitation Center including Cerebral Vascular, Neurological, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Trauma, Amputation, Orthopedic Injury, Chronic Pain
  • Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Inpatient and Outpatient Services
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology Inpatient and Outpatient Services
  • Rehabilitation Clinic, Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinic
  • Skilled Nursing Facility providing long-term care
  • Neuro-respiratory Services
  • Outpatient HIV clinic
  • Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program


Community health centers throughout the county include: Eastmont Wellness Center (Oakland), Winton Wellness Center (Hayward) and Newark Health Center . We also have Outpatient Primary Care and Specialty Care Clinics at Highland Hospital.

Primary medical care and specialty services are provided through an integrated service model by an inter-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, therapists, educators and case managers. Interpreting is available in 26 languages .
Some of the services offered include: Primary Care, Pediatrics, Immunizations, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Breast Health, Dental, Nutrition, Podiatry, TB, Social Work and General Surgery.


(510) 655-4000 350 Hawthorne Ave , Oakland , CA

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's Centers of Excellence (COE) are comprised of exceptional, comprehensive and state-of-the-art specialty services.

Each Center of Excellence includes a skilled, compassionate team of healthcare professionals working together for the good of the patient, innovative programs with comprehensive services from prevention through rehabilitation, and state-of-the-art medical technology.

Our Centers of Excellence have the added benefit of bringing new and talented clinical staff and physicians to the East Bay. The best and brightest physicians are attracted to hospitals that are known to specialize in their disciplines.



The Ethnic Health Institute (EHI), a community service of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, is engaged in coordinating health education, research, health provider training, and community outreach and awareness for the entire community, with a special focus on underserved and minority populations.

Click on a link below to learn more about EHI, or on a link to the left to learn more about their work.

EHI Health Initiatives:

Asthma affects 12 million Americans. Every year 5,000 people die from asthma. In this section, read about the symptoms of asthma, find out what you can do to prevent an asthma attack, and where you can find help.

Anyone of any age can get cancer , but some people are more at risk than others. In this section, read about who gets cancer, what you should know, what you can do to stay healthy, and where to find help. You can also read about participating in a research study to find out if there is a connection between prostate cancer and the foods we eat.

Many people who have diabetes do not know it. Finding and treating diabetes early can prevent health problems later. In this section, read about the symptoms of diabetes, and how diabetes can be controlled.

High blood pressure can damage artery walls and increase the chance of a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, or blindness. In this section, learn more about blood pressure, when blood pressure is too high, who gets high blood pressure, and things you can do to prevent hypertension.

The Recommended Books section has books listed by health initiative.


(510) 261-9191 1451 28th Ave , Oakland , CA


(510) 261-5613 3020 E 15th St , Oakland , CA

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