Lifelong West Berkeley Health Center

Editors' Notes: 
  • Also known as West Berkeley Family Practice

837 Addison St. Berkeley, CA 94710

When I gave birth almost ten years ago, I was with Lifelong Medical Care- they accept and actually signed me up for Medi-Cal. I delivered at Alta Bates. Check them out- they are at 7th and University in West Berkeley. I still go there and use Carolyn Hand who I believe is a OBGYN Nurse Practicioner. I've always like the folks there and the new facility is great. Alta Bates was amazing. Lifelong sent over a Pediatrician to Alta Bates to check on my son after the birth. It was really a great experience overall.

Dr Tracy White takes Blue Cross Anthem. She's fantastic!

Archived Q&A and Reviews

June 2006

Can anyone recommend a Family Physician who takes Medi-cal in the East Bay?

West Berkeley Family Practice takes Medi-cal. They are a good practice. anon

March 2005

Re: Female Primary Care Physican Needed
Amy Gordon is a female GP with the Alta Bates medical group. She works at West Berkeley Family Clinic . The waiting room is sometimes a little scary, but the folks who work there have generally done well by me, Amy Gordon in particular. She's easy- going, to the point, friendly, knowledgeable, and has always struck me as truly interested in finding a way to help me be well given whatever it is I come in with, be it a broken bone, a concussion, or my first pregnancy. My husband actually recommended her to me, as she's done well by him for a couple years. Betsy

Oct 2004

Re: Primary Physician
I briefly had Amy Gordon as my primary care doc (also with Healthnet). Though I liked her, I found the practice unbearable -- very long waits in a crowded waiting room. After maybe 2 appointments I decided i couldn't take it anymore, which was disappointing. I have since switched to Anne Williams in Montclair, and my one experience has been positive and wait-free. Health Net member

Re: MD for teen daughter
Re Amy Gordon -- well, I'm not sure this counts, but Amy is a very good friend of a good friend of mine, and I know her from my own college days. Very conscientious, hard-working, bright, young-ish (if I can say that about my own contemporary), personable. I'd expect her to be accessible to the younger set, and I'd recommend giving her a try. Wendy

August 2001

Re: Recommendation for inexpensive pediatrician.
Try West Berkeley Family Practice. It is sliding scale. They will help you with med-i-cal or other insurance programs. We have been most happy with the care and you do not have to live in Berkeley to use the services. Cost starts at $15 for office visit. They offer CHPD program ( free check-ups and vaccinations). Phone is 704-6000, located at Addison and Sixth. Deborah

I wanted to add to may recommendation for West Berkeley Family Practice. Member services there can help with interim insurance before med i cal begins. They also will refer you to Childrens Hospital with any extra care you need. Deborah