Students with Disabilities

UHS is committed to ensuring that all students with disabilities have equal access to care at UC Berkeley.

We offer a wide range of services to help students with disabilities achieve their academic endeavors while managing their important health and wellness needs.

If You're Seeking DSP Accommodations for a Physical Condition

You'll need a medical provider to complete the documentation. You can establish care with a UHS primary care physician if you haven't already done so. If you've previously been seen by a medical provider for this disability, you can have that provider complete the paperwork or have your medical records sent to UHS so you can establish your care. Please contact the RN Care Manager at (510) 664-9926 for assistance. 

If You're Seeking DSP Accommodations for a Mental Health Condition

You'll need to have your DSP forms completed by a mental health provider (note: forms typically cannot be completed on a first visit. Please allow adequate time to establish care).  

  • If you have an existing off-campus/community mental health provider (i.e.: counseling, medication), that provider treating you should complete the DSP documentation. 
  • If you have an existing UHS CAPS or Social Services provider, speak with the counselor about your request to get the process started.
  • If you're not currently connected with a mental health provider, this can be done through a community provider of your choosing or by UHS with a CAPS clinician by calling (510) 642-9494, with a Social Services clinician by calling (510) 642-6074. Both CAPS and Social Services have clinicians who specialize in many different issues.

For more specific information about DSP, please call them directly at (510)642-0518 or visit the DSP website.

Resources for Students With Disabilities

Transportation Options

University Health Services
2222 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720UHS is located on Bancroft Way at the southwest corner of campus, between Ellsworth and Fulton (Oxford) Streets. See the campus map and directions to UHS from off campus

Campus Shuttles
Campus and LBNL shuttles (510) 642-5149 stop at Ellsworth and Bancroft Way, half a block from UHS. The Loop offers intra-campus rides for eligible faculty, staff, and students with disabilities. 

Public Transportation
UHS is a short walk from the Berkeley BART station (phone number - (510) 465-2278) and AC Transit bus stops (phone number - (510) 839-2882). See the visitor's center page for more details.

Local Taxi Cabs
Here is a list of local taxi companies

East Bay Paratransit
Public transit service.

Plan your trip with

Urgent Care
Free drop-off parking (30 minutes) is provided at the UHS Urgent Care entrance off Durant Avenue. For Urgent Care visits only. 

Public Parking for Visitors
Metered street parking is located on Bancroft Way and Durant Avenue.

Public Parking Lots 
Durant Avenue, between Telegraph Avenue and Dana Street (two blocks east of UHS).

Holders of campus C, F, or S permits
Use the Ellsworth parking structure at Ellsworth Street and Channing Way.

Holders of campus C, F, or M permits
Use the Recreational Sports Facility lot on Bancroft at Ellsworth (located across the street from UHS).

* Campus parking in the vicinity is not always available. Visitors are encouraged to use alternative methods of transportation, if this is an available option.

Wheelchair/Medical Supply Resources

The Shop at CIL                      
2539 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 649-1100

Johnston Medical Supply Inc.           
2801 Shattuck Ave 
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 843-2488

Wheelchairs of Berkeley
2911 Shattuck Avenue, 
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 549-8727

Med Solutions                       
Power/manual wheelchair rentals
(800) 346-1646

610 N Pastoria Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
(408) 522-1200

Orthotics/Prosthetics Resources

1250 45th St # 330,
Emeryville, CA 9460
(510) 653-9834

Laurence Orthopedic 
6001 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 
(510) 658-2062

On Campus Resources

Disabled Students Program (DSP)         
260 Cesar Chavez Student Center #4250
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-0518
Offers academic advising, academic accommodations, attendant referral, alternative media, disability access services, and DSP student grants

Disabled Students Residence Program (DSRP) 
260 Cesar Chavez Student Center #4250
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-8898
Independent living skills training for Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) consumers/students. DSRP services serve any DOR consumer/UC Berkeley student who would benefit from independent living skills training while attending school at UC Berkeley.

Campus Access Guide
The Campus Access Guide is a web and downloadable PDF guide that provides comprehensive information about physical access to the campus and policies and procedures related to full participation in campus activities.

TRiO DSP Student Support Services
TRiO Disability Student Support Services is dedicated to supporting Cal students with disabilities, including those from low-income backgrounds.

Professional Development and Disability Course
Taught by Paul Hippolitus and Connie Chiba. Exploring Learning Differences and Developing Strategies for Success for Students with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.

RSF 101 – No Limits Program
Students with a mobility, hearing, vision or invisible disability interested in using the Rec Sports facilities have options to accommodate many needs.

Off Campus Resources

Disabled Community Health Clinic  
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 204-4738
Bowel and bladder issues, pressure sore management, spasticity, wheelchair assessments.

California Children’s Services (CCS)
1000 Broadway  Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 208-5970
Assisting eligible young adults less than 21 years of age with specialized medical care, physical and occupational therapy, and durable medical equipment needs.

Center for Independent Living (CIL)    
3075 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 841-4776
Providing information and referrals about assistive technology, wheelchair repair, deaf and deaf/blind services, peer support and more.

Easy Does It Emergency Services
1936 University Avenue, Suite 191
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 845-5513 
Emergency attendant services, emergency transportation, on-demand transportation, emergency wheelchair repairs, disaster emergency registry.

The BORP Fitness Center 
3075 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 849-4663
Providing classes in yoga, core conditioning, mat pilates, and more for adults with and without disabilities.

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