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About University Health Services See About UHS Tang Center.
Academic adjustments See Academic Adjustments Related to Medical Conditions.
Academic classes in public health See Academic Class in Public Health
Academic difficulties See Academic Concerns.
Acne/skin disorders Call (510) 642-2000 for an appointment. Also see online health topic.
ADHD See Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Advance Directives See Put It In Writing resources pages by American Hospital Association.
Advice Nurse For urgent problems, call (510) 643-7197 between 8AM and 4:30PM to speak with the Advice Nurse. Also see After Hours Assistance.
After hours: when Tang is closed See After Hours Assistance.
Alcohol and Other Drugs See Alcohol and Other Drugs: Information and Resources. See online health topics about Alcohol/Drugs: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services, Campus Alcohol Policies. Also see PartySafe@Cal: Prevention and Education, Alcohol and Sexual Assault, and Alcohol and Drugs Assessment.
Alcohol & Other Drugs Workshop - Mandated See webpage for details.
Allergy Care Call (510) 642-2000 for an appointment.
Also see Allergy Care for details on the allergy services provided at the Tang Center.
Annual check-up See preventive health visits.
Anxiety/stress See Stress and Anxiety: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services. An online screening for anxiety also is offered.
Appointments Everything you need to know about how to access care at the Tang Center. See Counseling Appointments, Medical Appointments or
Urgent Care
. Schedule some appointments online.
Athletes Student athletes: Pre-participation requirements
Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) See Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Authorizations (SHIP) Authorizations are required for SHIP members before receiving care outside of Tang Center. See How to Use SHIP.
Avian flu See UC Berkeley Pandemic Flu Preparedness. Also see online Health Topic Avian flu (or "Bird Flu").
Be Well to Do Well Be Well to Do Well campaign.
Behavior Risk Assessment For help with addressing disruptive, threatening or violent behavior affecting members of the campus, call (510) 642-6621. For immediate threats of violence, call 911.
Billing questions (insurance) For questions about Tang Center fees or bills, call the Cashier's Office at (510) 642-8448. For questions about insurance claims or bills from health care providers outside of Tang, see How to Use SHIP or contact the Health Insurance Office at (510) 642-5700.
Birth control See Birth Control: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services. Over-the-counter products, including condoms, are available in the Tang Center pharmacy. Also see online health topics Birth Control and Contraception and Sexual Health and Sexuality.
Bladder infection Treatment may be available over the telephone. Call the Advice Nurse at (510) 643-7197 during regular business hours. See online health topic Bladder Infection.
Blood donations See Donating Blood on Campus.
Breaks and sprains Come to Urgent Care at Tang. Also see After Hours Assistance: When Tang is Closed.
Breastfeeding resources and support See Breastfeeding Support Program for resources available to students, faculty, staff and spouses/domestic partners: lactation rooms on campus, free breastfeeding classes, and personal electric breast pumps available at cost.
Business Travel Insurance See Business Travel Insurance.
Calendar of events UHS Calendar of Events for students, faculty and staff.
Career Counseling Library See Career Counseling Library for information. For open hours, see Tang Center Hours.
Career/academic counseling See Career Concerns for counseling to assist with selecting a major and making career decisions.
Chicken pox See online health topic Chicken Pox.
Claims See How to Use SHIP for how to file a claim to SHIP.
Computer Ergonomics See Computer Ergonomics: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services. Also see online health topic Computer Ergonomics.
Coping with Trauma See Coping with Trauma.
Counseling See Counseling Programs at Tang
CPS (Counseling & Psychological Services) See About CPS for program information about Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) and what to expect at your appointment.
Counseling staff See Meet the Counseling Staff
Crisis/mental health counseling For immediate crisis, come directly to Counseling & Psychological Services, 3rd floor, Tang Center or call (510) 642-9494. After hours, see Emergency and Crisis or call After Hours Assistance at (510) 643-7197 for referrals. For post-trauma situations, see Emergency and Crisis.
Data Theft See http://datatheft.berkeley.edu/
Dental insurance/SHIP members See SHIP Dental Insurance.
Dental insurance/non-SHIP members See Dental Plan Information for students without SHIP.
Depression See Depression: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services. An online screening for depression also is offered. Also see online health topics Depression and College Students (pdf) and Are you Considering Medication for Depression?.
Depression Awareness and Suicide Prevention Online Training Click here for training. You will learn about student mental health trends and how to recognize and respond when a student is in distress, needs help, or may be thinking about suicide.

After completing this training, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey about its effectiveness.

Depression: Look for the Signs Look for the Signs is a depression education campaign currently underway on campus.
Dermatology See Medical Appointments.
Diabetes For care, call (510) 642-2000 for appointment.
For online educational materials, see Diabetes Online Resources.
Disability resources Disabled Students Website.
Directions to Tang See driving, public transportation, and parking info for directions to the Tang Center. Also see directions from off-campus locations.
Domestic Violence See Keep It Safe, Keep It Real: Preventing Violence in Relationships at Cal; and watch a video from the Intimate Partner Violence Project here.
Drug/alcohol counseling See Alcohol and Drugs: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services.
Eating disorders See Eating Disorders: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services. Also see online health topic Eating Disorders. An eating disorders support group is available, as well as an online screening for eating disorders.
Eligibility See About the Tang Center (overview).
empowerU See empowerU web press release.
Emergencies For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.
For urgent medical or mental health problems, see Emergency and Crisis.
Emergency contraception (morning-after pill) Emergency contraception (Plan B) is available at the UHS Pharmacy without a prescription to women and men aged 18 and older, with a picture ID to verify age. If you are a woman under 18, you can get a prescription by calling the Advice Nurse at (510) 643-7197. If the Tang Center is closed, you may get it over-the-counter at a local pharmacy instead. Also see online health topic Emergency Contraception.
Employment opportunities See Join the Team.
Ergonomics/repetitive strain injuries See Computer Ergonomics: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services. Also see online health topic Computer Ergonomics.
Explanation of benefits For questions about Explanation of Benefits statements from Blue Cross, call the Student Health Insurance Office at (510) 642-5700.
Eye examinations Corrective lenses available through School of Optometry Eye Clinics. Call (510) 642-2020 for appointment. Eye injuries or diseases, call (510) 642-2000 for appointment.
Fees, understanding services with fees See Fees for Medical Services.
Flu shots See Immunizations Available at UHS.
Food Day Join the campus in celebrating real food on Food Day, Monday, October 24, 2011. Plans include a BYO Lunch picnic, a uc-wide pledge to eat real, and lots of other activities.
Forms See table of contents of frequently requested forms.
Groups and Workshops See Calendar of Groups and Workshops offered by the Tang Center and Twelve-Step Programs On or Near Campus (AA, etc.).
Guidance for Difficult Times See Guidance for Difficult Times, resources and support for the campus community.
Gynecological exams Call (510) 642-2000 to make an appointment. See online health topic The Annual Women's Exam.
H1N1 See H1N1 resource page for quick links, FAQs, vaccine updates, online screening tools, self-care instructions and more.
Health education appointments Call (510) 642-2000 to make an appointment. Topics include stress and time management, insomnia, test anxiety, sexuality concerns, and more.
Health Fee Advisory Board (H-FAB) The student committee H-FAB advises UHS on matters related to the Campus Health Care Fee. See H-FAB.
Health Promotion Unit Health Promotion coordinates health education and student volunteer and peer education programs. Call (510) 642-7202 or see Health Promotion.
Health topics See Online Health Topics for educational handouts and links on a variety of topics related to college health.
Health Worker Program See Health Workers.
Hepatitis B requirement See Hepatitis B Vaccination: Condition of Enrollment.
HIV testing/prevention/care See HIV/AIDS: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services. Also see online health topic HIV Testing or call Health Promotion at (510) 642-7202.
Hours at Tang Center See Tang Center Hours, which includes what to do after hours when Tang is closed.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine See Immunizations Available at UHS. Also see the online health topic on the HPV vaccine.
Immunizations See Immunization Information for requirements and immunizations available at Tang.
Information Center The Information Center in the main lobby provides a number of services, including medical record pickup and lost and found.
Insurance (Student Health Insurance Plan) See SHIP - Student Health Insurance Plan.
Insurance - after graduation See Insurance After Graduation.
Insurance - dependents See Insurance for Dependents.
International students See Top Health Resources for International Students at Cal.
International Summer Session Students See Health Insurance Information for International Summer Sessions Students.
Insurance forms See Frequently Requested Forms.
Jobs at Tang See Join the Team.
Kaiser information See Kaiser Oakland's web page.
Laboratory/Lab test results The Laboratory is located on the first floor, Tang. Licensing regulations prohibit the Laboratory from releasing test results. Please call the clinic where you were seen. See Frequently Asked Questions about Laboratory Testing. See Tang Center Hours for Laboratory hours.
Lactation rooms on campus Several lactation rooms are available on campus. See Breastfeeding Support Program, serving students, faculty, staff and spouses/domestic partners.
LGBT Services See Medical, Counseling and Educational Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Students.
Marijuana Information on policies and laws, information and education, treatment and recovery.
Medical Records See Medical Records.
Medical Staff See Meet the Clinical Staff
Medical withdrawals See Medical Withdrawals: Everything You Want to Know.
Medication, psychiatric Evaluation for psychiatric medicine by referral from counselor. Make a counseling appointment in CPS, 3rd floor, Tang. See Psychiatric Services.
Meningitis information See Managing Meningococcal Meningitis. Also see Immunization Information.
Menopause The Menopause class is available once a semester. See Workshops and Training.
Mental health services See Counseling Programs at Tang to match your concern with a counseling service.
Mental health screenings Brief online screenings are offered for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress.
Morning-after pill/emergency contraception See online health topic Emergency Contraception.
Mushrooms, poison See online health topic
New students See Important Information for New Students.
Nutrition education & counseling Available to students by referral from Tang Center staff. Also see online health topic Nutrition Resources.
Online screenings

Brief online screenings are offered for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress.

Online services See Online Services for Tang services that are available online (including assessments and appointment scheduling).
Open Letter regarding Dr. Kevess See Open Letter.
Orthopedics See Medical Appointments.
PartySafe@Cal PartySafe@Cal
Patient rights and responsibilities See Patient Rights and Responsibilities.
Also see Notice of Privacy Practices.
Peer education opportunities Students can participate in a variety of peer education programs. These include Health Workers and Sexual Health Education Program. See Become a Peer Educator.
Pharmacy Available onsite. See UHS Pharmacy for services provided, refill instructions, transferring your prescriptions and more.
Physicals Available for a fee. Call (510) 642-2000 to make an appointment. Also see preventive health visits.
Physical Therapy Physical Therapy is available onsite by referral from UHS clinician.
Plan B (emergency contraception) Emergency contraception (Plan B) is available at the UHS Pharmacy without a prescription to women and men aged 18 and older, with a picture ID to verify age. If you are a woman under 18, you can get a prescription by calling the Advice Nurse at (510) 643-7197. If the Tang Center is closed, you may get it over-the-counter at a local pharmacy instead. Also see online health topic Emergency Contraception.
Postdocs See Health and Welfare Benefits for Visiting Scholars and Postdocs.
Pregnancy services See Pregnancy Options: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services.
Prescriptions See Pharmacy.
Preventive health visits See Preventive Health. Call (510) 642-2000 to make an appointment for an annual women's exam or a men's preventive health visit. Also see online health topic The Annual Women's Exam.
Public health classes See Academic Classes in Public Health.
Psychiatric services Psychiatric evaluation by referral from counselor. Make a counseling appointment in CPS, 3rd floor, Tang. See Psychiatric Services.
Radiology Available onsite by referral from UHS clinician. Radiology is located on the first floor of the Tang Center north of the elevators. For hours, see Tang Center Hours.
Rape/sexual assault assistance and prevention See Sexual Assault/Rape: Tang Center Medical, Counseling and Educational Services. Also see online health topic Sexual Assault/Rape and Campus and Community Resources For Sexual Assault/Rape
Relationship problems Make a counseling appointment in CPS, 3rd floor, Tang. Also see Personal Concerns.
Repetitive strain injuries Call (510) 642-2000 to make an appointment.
Also see online health topic Ergonomics.
New: Repetitive Strain Injuries Group Sessions
SARS Campus information on SARS.
Self-Care Visit the Self-Care Resource Center, Tang's onsite library to find a variety of health resources. Also see Online Health Topics A-Z.
Self-service Appointment Check-in Kiosks Students can check-in for most appoitnments using the Self-service Appoitnment Check-in Kiosks.
Sexual assault/rape assistance and prevention See Sexual Assault/Rape: Tang Center Medical, Counseling and Educational Services. Also see online health topic Sexual Assault/Rape and Campus and Community Resources For Sexual Assault/Rape
Sexual health education consultations Call (510) 642-2000 to make an appointment. Peer educators from the Sexual Health Education Program (SHEP) are available to answer questions concerning sexual health issues. See Medical Appointments for more information. Also see online health topics Sexual Health and Sexuality and Birth Control and Contraception.
Sexual Health Education Program (SHEP) See Sexual Health Education Program (SHEP).
Sexually transmitted infections Call (510) 642-2000 to make an appointment to see a clinician or sexual health peer educator. Also see online health topic Sexual Health and Sexuality and online Risk Assessment Tool.
SHIP
(Student Health Insurance Plan)
See SHIP- Student Health Insurance Plan.
SHIP benefits See SHIP Benefits: What's Covered. Also see What's Not Covered.
Smoking cessation See Smoking Cessation Services and referrals to help you manage and to quit.
Social Services See Social Services.
Specialty medical care UHS offers the services of specialist physicians in ten areas: Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pulmonary and Urology. These services are available upon referral from your primary care provider. See Specialty website.
Sports medicine See Campus Sports Medicine Program. Also see online health topic Exercise: Injury Prevention and Self-Care.
Stress and anxiety See Stress and Anxiety: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services.
Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) SHAC is an advisory board to UHS. See SHAC.
Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) See SHIP- Student Health Insurance Plan.
Suicide prevention See Depression: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services. Also see online health topic Depression in the College Population.

For crisis situations, come to CPS, room 3300, Tang Center, or call (510) 642-9494. For after hours, see Emergency and Crisis.
Support groups See Calendar of Groups and Workshops and Twelve-Step Meetings On or Near Campus (AA, etc.).
Tangy Voce Tangy Voce is the Tang Center's own choral group.
TB testing

TB testing is provided for a fee in the Specialty Clinic (first floor, Tang) on a drop-in basis.
See Tang Center Hours for the drop-in times.

TB information See Questions & Answers about Tuberculosis (link to the CDC web site)
Testing services See Career Concerns.
Therapy See Counseling Programs.
Transgender students See Services for Transgender students
Travel planning: immunizations & health care advice See International Travel Care.
Travel planning: insurance See Business Travel Insurance.
Twelve-step programs (AA, etc.) See Twelve-Step Programs On or Near Campus.
Urgent care Come directly to the Tang Center, 1st floor. See Urgent Care for more information.
Urgent care centers in the area See List of Urgent Care Centers.
Violence Awareness and Prevention training presentation See UC Berkeley's 10 minute Violence Awareness and Prevention training presentation
Violence Prevention Resources See Violence prevention resources and EmpowerU Violence prevention campaign
Visiting Scholars See Health and Welfare Benefits for Visiting Scholars and Postdocs.
Volunteer opportunities See Join the Team.
Waive SHIP Available online.
Weight management Self-help information available in Self-Care Resource Library and online health topic Nutrition Resources. Also see Self-Help Groups.

For counseling/treatment provided in conjunction with eating disorders/medical problems see Eating Disorders: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services.
What's Eating You Campaign See What's Eating You Campaign.
Withdrawals, medical See Medical Withdrawals: Everything You Want to Know.
Women's Health See Women's Health.
Workshops/outreach Schedule a workshop for your student or work group. Call (510) 642-7202.
X-Ray If X-rays are required to diagnose your condition, your clinician will request that you visit Radiology, located on the first floor of the Tang Center, north of the elevators.
Yeast Infection See online health topic Yeast Infections.
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