Here is a list of Asthma resources for the family around the Bay Area

Asthma Start: A program in the Alameda County Public Health Department that offers home visits and education to families in the county who have children 18 and younger with an asthma diagnosis.

Phone: (510) 383-5181

Website: http://www.acphd.org/asthma.aspx

Davis Street: This organization, in San Leandro, has free clinics.

Phone: (510) 347-4620

Website: www.davisstreet.org/

Kerry's Kids offers medical clinics, including one in Berkeley that's open to the public. Call for hours and to reserve a spot.

Phone: (510) 444-4326

website: www.kerryskids.org

Northern California Breathmobile (West Oakland Asthma Coalition): A mobile asthma clinic that visits schools in Alameda and western Contra Costa counties.

Phone: (510) 763-1880

website: http://www.breathmobile-nca.org/index.html

Order of Malta Northern California Clinic on the Christ the Light Cathedral campus in downtown Oakland

Phone: (510) 587-3000
Website: http://ctlcathedral.org/cathedral-life/ministries/ministries/order-of-malta-clinic

Breathe California of the Bay Area (San Jose): Home visits, support groups, classes and summer camp for kids with asthma (ages 6-12).

Phone: (408) 998-5865

website: http://www.lungsrus.org/Programs/asthma.htm

More information about asthma:

Allergy & Asthma Network: http://www.aanma.org

American Lung Association: http://www.lung.org

Regional Asthma Management and Prevention Initiative (RAMP): www.rampasthma.org

Editor's note: Know of other helpful resources, please let us know.

. - Katy Murphy kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com