Tang Center Summer 2015 Hours

Summer hours begin Saturday, May 16. Full service resumes Tuesday, September 1

  • Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm general hours, with Urgent Care closing at 4:30pm. Please check the schedule below for the hours of specific services during the summer.
  • Closed on Saturdays and Sundays (Saturday, May 16-Sunday, August 16), and holidays (Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25, Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 3, and Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 7). Saturday service resumes Saturday, August 22, 2015.
  • See After Hours Assistance for resources and referral information when the Tang Center is closed.
  • See summer break reminders here.

Fall hours will resume Tuesday, September 1.

Tang Center


Service Hours
Advice Nurse Call (510) 643-7197, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm to speak with an Advice Nurse.
After Hours Assistance See After Hours Assistance for information and referrals for urgent and non-urgent problems, prescription refills, emergency contraception, and other services that may be needed when Tang Center is closed.
Career Counseling Library Monday-Friday, 12-5pm
CARE Services Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Appointments available during the noon hour.
Cashier Office Monday-Friday, 8am-4:45pm (including noon hour), except Thursdays 9am-4:45pm
Counseling (CPS) Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm (including noon hour), except Thursdays 9am-4:30pm
Emergency Counseling, Monday-Friday, 10am-4:30pm
Ergonomics Showroom Call (877) 722-9090 toll-free to schedule an appointment to try adjustable chairs, tables and keyboard trays prior to purchase. Appointments are available on Tuesdays from 8am-12pm and on Wednesdays from 12-4pm.
Health Insurance Office Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (including noon hour), except closed Thursdays, 8-9am.
Health Promotion Unit Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, closed 12-1pm. Reduced services during the month of July, with no front reception service. Call (510) 642-7202 to schedule appointments; messages are checked daily.
Laboratory Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm.
Massage Chair Located directly outside the Health Promotion Unit. Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.
Medical clinics
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Closed 11:45am-12:45pm. Note, Clinic 3 window closed, check-in at Clinic 1 or 2.
Medical Records Monday-Friday, 10am-4:45pm (including noon hour).
Occupational Health Clinic Monday-Friday, 8am-4:45pm. Closed 11:45am-12:45pm.

For work-related injuries requiring attention After-hours or on weekends, go to the Alta Bates Emergency Department510-204-4444.  2450 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA.

Pharmacy Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm (including noon hour). Closed 9:30-10:30am third Thursdays of the month. See Pharmacy Services if you need pharmacy assistance when we are closed.
Physical Therapy Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (last appointment 4pm). Closed 12-1pm. Closed 11am-1pm on Thursdays.
Radiology Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Closed 12-1pm.
Social Services

Monday-Friday 8am-4:45pm. Closed 11:45am-1 pm.

Office will be closed May 28 for all day planning retreat.

Front office will be closed July 8-14 - phones will be monitored by counseling staff. Walk in clients may leave a message at 642-6074 when the office is closed.

Medical Withdrawals: Information and forms are available here or in Social Services, room 2280.

Verification of Illness: Paperwork is initiated in Medical Records, completed in Social Services, and picked up at TIC.

TB Testing TB testing is provided in the Specialty Clinic (first floor, Tang) on a drop-in basis. Please note: No TB tests administered on Fridays prior to Monday holidays.
Plant TB Test Return for Reading
Mon, 9-11am Thurs, 9-11am, or 1-4pm
Tue, 2-4pm Thurs or Fri, 9-11am, or 1-4pm
Fri, 9-11am Mon, 9-11am, or 1-4pm

No tests administered on: Friday, May 22, Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day), or Friday, July 3.

Faculty/staff: For TB testing arranged by a campus department, please contact Occupational Health Clinic for details: (510) 642-6891.

Urgent Care

Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm (including noon hour), closed Saturdays through August 16, 2014.
Also closed Sundays and Holidays (see After Hours Assistance below).

Saturday Service resumes August 23.

After Hours Assistance: When Tang Center is Closed

Service Hours
Emergencies For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. Also see Emergency/Crisis.
Urgent medical or mental health problems If you have an urgent medical or mental health problem that cannot wait until the Tang Center is open:
  • call the After Hours Assistance Line at (510) 643-7197 for immediate assistance. If you need to speak with a counselor urgently, call the 24/7 counseling line at (855) 817-5667. SHIP members may contact the Aetna 24/7 nurse line at (800) 681-4065.
  • find a local Urgent Care Center with extended hours.
  • find a phone number for a crisis/suicide prevention hotline
  • see information below on emergency contraception, dental emergency, pharmacy refills and other services that may be needed when Tang Center is closed
  • find a local emergency room
    (The closest to campus is Alta Bates Hospital, 2450 Ashby Ave., just east of Telegraph Ave.)

    Please note:
    care may be at your own expense; emergency room charges are usually more than urgent care centers.
Non-urgent problems If your problem can wait until the Tang Center is open:
Cancel appointments Medical appointments:
Call (510) 643-7033, 24 hours a day, to cancel an appointment, or cancel online through eTang. You must cancel at least 24 hours in advance or you will be billed a $25 Late Cancellation Fee.

Counseling appointments:
Call (510) 642-9494 (CPS) or (510) 642-6074 (Social Services) 24 hours a day, to cancel an appointment. You must cancel at least 24 hours in advance or you will be billed a Late Cancellation Fee.
Emergency contraception The Morning After Pill, used for emergency contraception (not birth control) needs to be taken within 72-120 hours of unprotected intercourse or a broken condom. (It is most effective if taken within 72 hours.) If you cannot wait for the Tang Center to open, check www.ec-help.org for pharmacies that provide emergency contraception. Also see Pregnancy Options: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services.
Dental emergency See http://metlife.com/dental for a list of dentists or call (800) 942-0854 to speak to a dental plan representative.
UHS Health Net members Tang Center Health Net Program closed December 31, 2014.

For assistance, contact Health Net member services (1-800-539-4072) or the Health Net Alta Bates Medical Group member services (1-800-225-5637). Click here to see the official closing announcement.

Insurance authorization No authorization from the Student Health Insurance Office is required for visits to an emergency room or urgent care center when Tang is closed. Please provide facility with your Aetna Student Health card. Claims submitted to Aetna will be processed according to the SHIP benefits.

All follow-up care must be authorized in advance by the Student Health Insurance Office.

Pharmacies with extended hours See List of Pharmacies in the Bay Area.
The Tang Center Pharmacy automated Prescription Refill Line is (510) 643-7363.
Urgent care centers in the area See List of Urgent Care Centers in the area with extended hours.



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