Disabled Community Health Clinic (DCHC)
Coordinating Referral and Medical Care Resources
Founded in 1973 by Berkeley’s Center for Independent Living, Herrick Hospital, and community members, Disabled Community Health Clinic (DCHC) offers people recovering from brain or spinal cord injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, or Post-Polio and other chronic conditions a place to go to get their unique needs met.
In conjunction with the patient’s primary care physician, we make referrals to occupational, physical, and speech/language therapists; neuropsychologists; health clinics; and community programs. We also provide a variety of support groups for our patients.
Our broad spectrum of services include:
- a physiatrist (a board-certified physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation)
- a rehabilitation-certified nurse practitioner
- a licensed social worker
an individualized treatment program.
Our exam tables are accessible and we have trained staff to assist with transfers as needed. Working closely with our team of therapists, we easily coordinate referrals to physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Staff and treatment areas are just down the hall. We stress patient and family training and education and provide referrals to community resources, maximizing a patient’s potential for independence.
With the help of the Disabled Community Health Clinic, people with disabilities can reach their goal to live independently. Please call to learn more about our program.
What Our Patients Say
“Staff was incredibly responsive and helpful…always available to answer questions.”
“I have less pain with my disability…very much appreciate this program.”
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2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 204-4738
Phone: (510) 204-5259