Medical Services: Appointments

University Health Services-Tang Center has several types of clinics tailored to meet the needs of busy Cal students. When you call to schedule an appointment for medical care at the Tang Center, please be prepared to describe the nature of your problem. You will be directed to the clinic that best matches your needs. This can mean you may be transferred to speak with an Advice Nurse, directed to Urgent Care, or scheduled for a same-day or future appointment.

The main appointment line, (510) 642-2000, is open 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Request What to Do
Advice Nurse If you are unsure whether you need an appointment or need self-care advice, call (510) 643-7197 to speak with the Advice Nurse from 8AM - 4:30PM. Some appointments can be scheduled online.
you do not need an appointment for these specific services
need to see a clinician
  • For urgent problems:
    For urgent problems, you can call (510) 643-7197 to speak with the Advice Nurse (Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm) or come directly to Urgent Care to speak to a Triage Nurse in person. SHIP members may contact the Aetna 24/7 nurse line at (800) 681-4065. Need care when we are closed? See After Hours Resources.

with a referral from a UHS clinician

  • Referrals to the nutritionist:
    Call (510) 642-2000 to make an appointment.
  • Referrals to Physical Therapy:
    Call (510) 642-0607 or come to Physical Therapy, 3rd floor of Tang Center.
with a specialist
With a referral from your UHS primary care clinician, the Tang Center offers the services of specialist physicians in: Dermatology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Infectious Diseases, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology (ENT), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Podiatry, Pulmonary, Repetitive Stress Injuries, Sports Medicine, and Urology.
  • Referral required from UHS clinician
  • Call (510) 643-7177 (or come to the Specialty Clinic appointment desk, located on the first floor) to schedule an appointment.
  • There are fees for these visits.
  • See Specialty website.

self-referral for travel
clinic and immunizations

Travel and immunization services are available to the campus communuity on a fee-for-service.
health education

Health educators work in a confidential setting to assist students with learning about self-care and healthy lifestyle choices. Topics include but are not limited to stress management, lack of concentration, short term sleep problems, head/body aches, test anxiety and sexuality problems.

sexual health education

Trained peer educators are available to talk about safer sex and how to make it fun, birth control and emergency contraception, sexual communication and decision-making, and more. Individuals and couples welcome.


If you need to:
Check when/where your appointment is scheduled
If you can't remember the day and time of your appointment, call (510) 642-2000 for most types of appointments or (510) 643-7177 if you know the appointment is with a specialist.
Cancel an appointment

Call (510) 643-7033, 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. If you scheduled an appointment online, you can also cancel it online.

Request a specific clinician

You can request a specific clinician if you have someone in mind, or you can explain your need or problem when making an appointment. We will make every effort to schedule you with an appropriate clinician at the earliest possible date.


For life-threatening emergency, call 911.

See Emergency and Crisis for specific emergency and/or crisis situations, what to do and referrals.

When Tang is closed, check the resources provided in Emergency and Crisis or you may call After Hours Assistance at (510) 643-7197 for referrals. Berkeley SHIP members who'd like to speak to a nurse when we are closed may contact the Aetna 24/7 nurse line at (800) 681-4065.

Eligibility All registered students are eligible to receive care at University Health Services Tang Center, regardless of type of health insurance coverage. There are fees for Primary Care and Urgent Care visits, procedures, lab tests, x-rays and medications if they are indicated. See Fees for Medical Care for more information.
Fees See Fees for Medical Care.
Hours See Tang Center Hours.
Staff See Meet the Clinical Staff.


Also see Patient Rights and Responsibilities.

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