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New Optometry Center Opens in West Oakland

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.
West Oakland Community Health Center.
Dean John Flanagan and Libby Schaaf.
Clinic exam room.

Yesterday, the West Oakland Community Health Center celebrated the opening of an expanded eye care center. The new center has three exam rooms, all with brand new equipment. Berkeley Optometry doctors and students — who can now choose the center as one of their training rotations — will provide patients with a full range of optometric services.

In addition to the eye center, the West Oakland Community Health Center provides primary medical care, dentistry, mental health care, substance abuse recovery services, adult day health care, and ancillary support – including pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, health education, social services, and the W.I.C. nutritional supplement program — to approximately 21,000 patients each year, through over 120,000 annual clinic patient visits.

The Center serves residents of West, North and East Oakland, Emeryville and Southwest Berkeley. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of residents of these communities.

Joining the celebration was Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Berkeley Optometry Dean and Professor John Flanagan, Associate Dean Chris Wilmer, Dr. George Lee, and members of the health center’s leadership team.