Northern California Human Rights Clinic (Alameda Health System) 

Northern California Human Rights Clinic (Alameda Health System) 

NCHRC is a clinic within Alameda Health System that primarily provides forensic medical and psychological evaluations (including FGM/C evaluations) for people seeking asylum and other forms of relief from deportation (e.g. protection under the Convention Against Torture, U-visas, etc) who reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of our patients are referred by immigration attorneys but we are happy to be directly contacted by people who think they could use our services.  We also strive to link all patients we see with primary medical care, psychological services, and social services as needed.

The primary contacts for HRC are our Administrative Coordinator Bethlehem Desta, who can be reached by email at, and our Clinical Coordinator Brooke Bekele, who can be reached by email at

We are physically located inside the Eastmont Wellness Center.  We coordinate with Alameda Health System’s Refugee Health Clinic, which provides newcomer screening for refugees assigned to Alameda County.

NCHRC is a member of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs.

Service Area
Bay Area
Eastmont Wellness Center
6955 Foothill Blvd
Oakland, CA 94605
Contact Person
Brooke Bekele
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