Keeping Children out of the Emergency Room and in the Classroom!

The Northern California
Breathmobile® Program

A free mobile asthma clinic for pre-school and K-12 students!
Phone 510-763-1880 for an appointment.

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Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement
920 Peralta St.
Oakland, CA 94607

BreathMobile®: 510-763-1880

The Northern California Breathmobile® Program is an asthma management program that treats students in a mobile asthma clinic called the Breathmobile®. Staffed by asthma specialists, the Breathmobile® visits pre-schools and K-12 schools and community centers every 4-6 weeks seeing children with asthma.  This is a FREE program.


Collage of van and staff


Frequently Asked Questions

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Anyone aged 3 mos-18 years can visit the Breathmobile with a parent or guardian by appointment. You may have allergies, frequent colds, or known asthma.

There is no charge for the visit.  We do not bill MediCal and we will see people without insurance.

We offer Spanish interpreting on the van at all times.  We can offer interpreting in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Tagalog sometimes in person, and sometimes in a face-to-face phone call.

Call us at 510-763-1880 Monday-Friday except holidays, 9-5pm.

Yes, a parent or guardian must accompany the child.

 Children do best if they come for three visits in a row.  They are about 4-6 weeks apart.

The first appointment lasts about an hour, while follow-up visits are about 30 minutes.  We gather your information and the child’s health history. We check vital signs and do full pulmonary function testing.  You are examined by a Nurse Practitioner or Doctor and given an Asthma Action Plan to follow. Medications and management are discussed and prescriptions given as needed.

If you have insurance, we will write a prescription for you.  If uninsured, we can offer help with medications. We never bill MediCal or anyone else.  We are fully grant funded and there is never a charge for our services.

Yes, any child can be seen for assessment, ages 3 months to 18 years.



August, 2018

Brookfield Elementary School

Mary Frazier and Paco Galvez

Paco Galvez and Mary Frazier meeting families at Brookfield Elementary in Oakland.


August, 2018

Barbara Lee at the Prescott Joseph Center

Barbara Lee and Mary Frazier at Prescott Joseph Center

Mary Frazier with Barbara Lee


August 10, 2018

Two Vans!

Staff in front of 2 Breathmobile vans

James, Chris, Leslie, Keiko, Elise, Mary

Staff Members at a Table

Tabling in Pittsburg Karla, Silva, and Chris.


July 5, 2018

‘Breathmobile®’ Rolling Medical Clinic Sees Young Patients In Pittsburg

CBS SF Bay Area News Video

Young asthma sufferers had an opportunity see a doctor free of charge Thursday, as a mobile pediatric clinic set up shop in the East Bay. John Ramos reports. (7/5/18)

July 22, 2018

Priscilla Ward, RRT, AE-C Named Asthma Educator of the Year

Patricia Ward with award

The Association of Asthma Educators at their national conference in Phoenix has named Priscilla Ward as their Educator of the Year. Priscilla has worked as a Respiratory Therapist at Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland for forty plus years and is currently their Discharge Planner for children going home needing respiratory support and those with Moderate to Severe Asthma.

Since 2009 Priscilla has also been supporting the Northern California Breathmobile® by taking shifts on the van and by educating staff on Pulmonary Function and Asthma Education.

The BreathMobile’s Executive Director, Dr. Washington Burns says of Priscilla, “We are so lucky to have Priscilla supporting our staff and our efforts in the community of underserved children with asthma. She is a real star for sharing her expertise with us.”


Our Partners

We are very pleased to partner with the following foundations, corporations, and organizations to bring the Breathmobile® to our community.

Prescott Joseph Center
Bay Area Air Quality Manaagement District
Port of Oakland


Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

California Air Resources Board


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