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Founded in 1989 by medical students and doctors from the UC Berkeley and UCSF joint medical program, the Suitcase Clinic defines its mission, “to promote the health and overall wellbeing of underserved individuals through service provision, cooperative learning, and collective action among community and professional volunteers, students, and participants.” Touro University began its involvement with the General Clinic in 2006 under the guidance of Garima Loharuka, D.O. (a first year COM student at the time) and Dr. Babak Mokari.

The Women's Clinic is a branch of the Berkeley General Suitcase Clinic that specifically reaches out to homeless and transitional women and children, offering unique resources such as optometry, foot care, hygiene supplies, and children services, as well as other health and social support. Touro University medical students and faculty also provide osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) services to clients, helping ease back pain and other musculoskeletal issues. Three OMM stations allow an average of six clients to be treated per the two-hour shift, which gives time to for getting a history and physical, diagnosis, and treatment, which is all overseen by a faculty physician. The clients always leave with a smile on their face, and usually return for further consult and treatments. The clinic operates on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm and is located at their new location at 2236 Parker Street in Berkeley.




Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma, Dr. Nuño


Clinic Coordinators
Jessica Mitter ( - Contact for Volunteering Info)

Zoë Lehman

Minh-Thy Nguyen

Irene Velarde

Pranay Bonagiri

Danielle Tucker

Members: 219

Events: 113