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About UHS

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UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES
Ensuring health for all


University Health Services (UHS) is at the forefront of advancing student health and faculty and staff wellness through health leadership, expertise, and discovery.  Our vision is to be a campus that actively cultivates better health and well-being for all — a place that can actually make you healthier! Through our bold leadership, we develop and implement initiatives that elevate health as essential to campus sustainability, viability, and humanity. We invest in advancements that help students, staff, and faculty be healthier.

Health equity, where every person no matter their background has the opportunity to attain their highest level of well-being, is a vital component of everything we do. Providing access to seamless, integrated, high-quality health programs and services for students, staff, and faculty is at our core. We achieve this by being other-oriented and forming partnerships with the community.

We believe in the transformative potential of infusing health into all campus policies, strengthening our focus on prevention, and building a nationally-recognized collegiate health research program.

Who we are

University Health Services provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance, and health promotion services to all Berkeley students and health programs for faculty and staff. Our services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress, and injury on studies and work. 

What we do 

For over 100 years, UHS has been providing health care and integrative services for a wide range of physical and mental health care needs to the Berkeley campus community. And we’ve spent a quarter-century of that time at the Tang Center, a fully accredited health care facility, UHS employs over 300 people, including primary and urgent care physicians, psychiatrists, consulting medical specialists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, health educators, social workers, and other health administrative professionals. All our clinicians, counselors, and nurses are state-licensed and/or certified in their respective fields. In addition to our staff, approximately 400 Berkeley students participate in UHS peer, intern, and volunteer programs, and community volunteers donate over 150 hours of service a year. Together, we provide services on a continuum from prevention through treatment. 

UHS leads the way when it comes to services and special initiatives to improve the health and well-being of our campus community. Just a few of these initiatives include implementing the campus Healthy Food and Beverage policy; redesigning counseling programs at the new Anna Head Annex to provide services for African American, Chicanx/Latinx, Native Americans and other groups; expanding self-directed testing and targeted education programs: and screening 100 percent of incoming students to prevent infectious disease from reaching our campus.

Whether it is launching a health department certification program or implementing our Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union satellite location to facilitate on-campus service delivery of our wellness programs, UHS is continually looking for ways to create positive outcomes on the health and welfare of the Berkeley community now and for the next 100 years. 

 

Note: A limited number of other categories of UCB and UC students, families and staff also are eligible to use all or some UHS services for varying time periods. The appointment office at (510) 642-2000 will help you verify eligibility. Spouses, domestic partners and other eligible non-student groups pay fees-for-service, which are higher than student fees.

Accreditations 

University Health Services is a fully accredited health care facility. Our clinicians are licensed and/or certified in their respective fields. Members of the counseling and nursing staffs are state licensed professionals. All the professional staff undergo continuing education as required by their professional licenses. UHS operates an inhouse continuing medical education program that recently was named by the California Medical Association as the best among 600 such programs in the state.

The following is a list of our accreditation and licensing:

Staff information

UHS employs over 300 people, including physicians, psychiatrists, consulting medical specialists, nurse practitioners (nurses with advanced training), registered nurses, pharmacists, health educators, PhD psychologists, social workers, and other health and administrative professionals.

In addition to paid staff, approximately 400 UC Berkeley students participate in UHS peer, intern, and volunteer programs. Community volunteers donate 150+ hours a year.

Patient Rights & Responsibilities

In addition to the online version of the Patient Rights and Responsibilities, the document is posted throughout the Tang Center. Printouts are available at the Information Desk in the lobby.

Note that the Patient Rights and Responsibilities document contains two sections, one for all patients, and a section for Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) members.

For further information about patient privacy policies, see Notice of Privacy Practices.

Disclaimer
This site provides information about health services at the University of California, Berkeley, and is for educational purposes only. Its contents are not intended to diagnose, treat, or provide a second opinion on any health problem or disease. See your health care professional for specific medical assistance.
The links provided on this web site are intended as informational resources. The opinions or statements expressed on the linked sites should not be taken as a position of or endorsement by the University Health Services or the University of California, Berkeley.

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Directions

University Health Services, Tang Center
2222 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720-4300

The Tang Center is located on Bancroft Way at the southwest corner of campus, between Ellsworth and Fulton (Oxford) Streets. See campus map. For more about how to get to the UHS Tang Center, see our Directions page.

2018-19 Impact Statement

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The impact statement represents some of the care and service highlights that UHS offers.