Kaiser Permanente members in Berkeley and surrounding communities will have more options for in-person physician appointments when new medical offices open May 5, just off of San Pablo Avenue.
The Kaiser Permanente Berkeley Medical Offices at 2621 10th Street will offer the services of 20 adult and family medicine physicians, 5 pediatricians, 8 ob-gyn physicians, and 2 mental health care providers.
The Berkeley Medical Offices increase options for many members who live between Oakland and Richmond and will decrease some member demand pressures in Oakland. Kaiser Permanente has 58,000 members in Berkeley, about half the population.
“We have an excellent team leading key primary care services in Berkeley,” Judith Park, MD, and Rita Ng, MD, physicians in chief for the Permanente Medical Group, East Bay, said in a joint statement. “The interior design offers quality clinical services and aesthetics that support member comfort in a calming environment.”
The 3-floor, 62,000-square-foot building will include laboratory, X-ray and mammography services, a pharmacy, injection clinic, and a café. It also includes 2 outdoor terraces for members to relax on while visiting the building.
For bicycle riders, there will be 28 bike racks for members and 18 for employees. In addition, the building has 8 electric vehicle charging stations for members and 6 for employees. There is free on-site parking, 116 spaces, and the offices are accessible by the AC Transit bus system and the Ashby BART station via the free West Berkeley Shuttle.
“This site incorporates many of the asks we received over the years from members,” said Ed Chan, Kaiser Permanente senior vice president and area manager for the East Bay. “We see the Berkeley medical offices as a leading model for community health care.”