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Alameda County Medical Center – Highland Hospital
1411 E. 31st Street
Oakland, CA 94602

Main Hospital Operator
Tel: (510) 437-4800
Emergency Department
Tel: (510) 437-4559

Department of Emergency Medicine
Administration and Offices
Open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Only

Tel: (510) 437-4564
Tel: (510) 437-4563
Tel: (510) 437-8497
Tel: (510) 535-7497
Fax: (510) 437-8322

Location and Directions:

Highland is located along I-580 Freeway in Oakland, CA. The nearest airport is Oakland International Airport, but access to San Francisco and San Jose International airports is also easy.

From I-580 Eastbound, take Exit 22 toward Park Blvd and merge onto MacArthur Blvd, turn right at 13th Ave, then turn left at E. 31st St. A public parking garage is located on the right, just after the main hospital entrance and ambulance bay.

From I-580 Westbound, take the exit toward 14th Ave/Park Blvd, turn left at Beaumont Ave, then turn right at E. 31st St. A public parking garage is located on the left, just before the ambulance bay and main hospital entrance.

The closest BART station is Fruitvale (for route information and timetables, check From there, AC Transit bus 62 (West Oakland/Fruitvale BART) is a 15-minute ride to E. 31st St/Vallecito Pl stop at the Highland campus.

From the Lake Merrit BART station, there is a free shuttle to and from Highland that runs from 5:30am - 8:30pm.

For route information and timetables, check

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