New Student Health

Welcome to UC Berkeley, New Admits!

Welcome to UC Berkeley, New Admits!

University Health Services (UHS) provide comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance, and health promotion services to all UC Berkeley students. We have over 200 nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, health educators, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, peer-to-peer student health workers, and more. We are here to help you be well so that you can do well at UC Berkeley.

First steps

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All students can access UHS for any medical needs. The main building that UHS is housed in is called the Tang Center. We have primary care physicians, urgent care physicians, physical therapists, gynecologists, and specialists all in one place. Learn about all that UHS has to offer by reading Guide to Getting Started at UHS

  • All students have access to the UHS Pharmacy for prescriptions and over-the-counter products. 
  • The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) also includes dental and vision.
  • At UHS, students can see optometrists, radiologists, and get lab work done.
  • All students have access to FREE counseling and health coaching sessions.
  • UHS offers various outreach events throughout the year, check out our calendar to learn more. 

Starting Off On The Right Foot

  • Review the New Student Checklist - Before you come to Berkeley, there are a number of ways you can plan ahead to avoid or minimize the complications caused by illness.
  • Make a #BeWellCal Game Plan - University Health Services encourages UC Berkeley students to have a plan for taking care of themselves in all aspects of their lives and throughout the academic year.
  • Follow UHS on Social Media! - Get UHS news and updates in your newsfeed. Follow us on social media for the latest news, announcements, and health tips.
  • Sign up for the Be Well Monthly Buzz  - Sign up for our newsletter made especially for UC Berkeley students!

TB & Immunizations Requirements

See our webpage for the details on what's required and how to submit your health records.

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Starting Off on the Right Foot at Berkeley

What Do I Need to Know About the TB & Immunization Requirements

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) 101