Parents of UC Berkeley Students

Welcome UC Berkeley parents, caregivers, and friends!

Find out more about the health, wellness, and insurance services offered at University Health Services, as well as some topics of interest to parents.

"We are fortunate to have high-caliber, nationally recognized health and counseling services on the Berkeley campus. Parents can rest assured that we are dedicated to helping students pursue their academic goals in an optimal state of health, and that all students have access to treatment and prevention services that promote physical, emotional, and social well-being."

- Guy Nicolette, MD Assistant Vice Chancellor, University Health Services

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program at UC Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley AED Program is jointly managed by University Health Services and Environment, Health & Safety. 
About UHS Tang Center Find out more about University of Health Services in About Us. Also see Meet the Staff. See our video tour.
Access to medical care See our Guide to Getting StartedMedicalCounselingUrgent Care, and Occupational Health for faculty/staff. 
Alcohol/drug treatment and prevention See Campus Alcohol Policies and Resources and our Health Topics page. 
Counseling and mental health  See Self-Help for ParentsCareer Counseling for Students and Career Counseling Public and Alumni Program, Employee Assistance for faculty/staff. 
Contact information See Contact Us for phone numbers and feedback options for questions, comments and complaints.
Health insurance
requirements for students
See Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), including Frequently Asked Questions and health insurance waiver information. See the Insurance Page for Parents.
Immunization mandate  University of California has mandatory requirements for all incoming students.
New students See New Student Checklist
Self-care; staying 
healthy while at Cal
See Health Topics for educational handouts and links on a variety of topics related to college health and Be Well Cal, our stress management campaign. 
Support and giving to UHS Tang Center See Giving to UHS.
Supporting Your Student See Self-Help for Parents
Tour Visit our Tang 101 video for new students.
Twelve-step meetings (AA, etc) See Community-Based Support Groups for the current schedule of meetings.