Student Resource Guide

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UC Berkeley students can use UHS medical services just as they would their regular doctor's office and urgent care center.

All currently enrolled UC Berkeley students can use University Health Services (UHS) and take advantage of the high-quality, convenient care offered right on campus regardless of insurance. All students are automatically enrolled in SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) annually with the option to waive with comparable coverage; all students are assigned to a Primary Care Team, and all students have access to the eTang patient portal.

A-Z Resources at UHS for UC Berkeley Students


  • Academic Adjustments and Medical Withdrawals - Learn more about academic adjustments and medical withdrawals.
  • Advice Nurse - If you have a medical question, need home-care advice, or are unsure about which services are best for you, speak with the 24/7 Advice Nurse by calling (510) 643-7197. You can also send a secure message online through the eTang portal.
  • After Hours Assistance - resources for when UHS is closed.
  • Anonymous Screenings for Mental Health - University Health Services offers online screenings for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress. The screenings may help you determine whether seeking professional consultation would be of benefit to you. These free screenings are available to all UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty members and are taken anonymously.
  • API Student Resources - UHS resources especially for API students.
  • Student Athlete Resources - Pre-Participation Requirements for Student Athletes.


  • Be Well Game Plan - Include living a balanced and fulfilled life as part of your definition of success! View resources focused on the areas of wellness.  
  • Be Well Monthly Newsletter - Sign up for our monthly newsletter for UC Berkeley students! It comes out once a month during the academic year and highlights our latest news, updates, and events.
  • Billing & Cashiers Office (Fees) - Contact the Billing & Cashiers Office for questions about fees. The webpage lists sample fees for some of our most common services.
  • Biofeedback Therapy - During biofeedback, you're connected to electrical sensors that help you receive information about your body. This feedback helps you make subtle changes in your body, such as relaxing your breathing and regulating your heart rate variance. 
  • Black Student Resources - UHS resources especially for Black students.


  • Career Counseling - UHS Career Counseling staff will help you explore majors, careers, graduate programs, etc.  
  • Contraception - Many methods of contraception are available at UHS. 
  • COVID-19 Info - The latest info about COVID-19 vaccine, testing, etc. 
  • Crisis Support and Resources - Information about urgent drop-in counseling for students in crisis and more. 



  • Events Calendar - Check out the latest UHS events happening on the UC Berkeley campus.



  • Get Involved - UC Berkeley students from all over campus can participate in UHS peer, intern, and volunteer programs.  
  • Grad Student Resources - UHS resources especially for grad students.
  • Group Counseling - Group counseling is a powerful and effective way for students to 1) share concerns, 2) give and receive support, and 3) learn new skills and heal. 
  • Gynecology Services - Information about gynecological care and screening. 


  • Health Coaching - Health coaches support you through the process of defining and achieving your health and wellness goals by creating a sustainable and achievable action plan. 
  • Health Fee Advisory Board (HFAB) - The Health Fee Advisory Board (HFAB) advises UHS and campus administration on matters related to the Campus Health Care Fee paid during registration.
  • Health Opportunity Fund (HOF) - The Health Opportunity Fund provides eligible students funds to offset costs at UHS.
  • Health Records - Contact the Health Records office for questions about transferring records. TIP: Try to request health records at least one month before leaving campus.
  • Health Topics - Learn more about health topics relevant to college students like sleep, stress, and more.
  • Health Worker Program (HWP) - Health Workers are student peer educators who serve in the residence halls, fraternities, sororities, and Bowles and provide the following services on-site or remotely. 
  • HIV Rapid Testing - Testing is free and anonymous with results provided in 30 minutes. 
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a common virus that can lead to 6 types of sexually transmitted cancers later in life. You can protect yourself from ever getting these cancers by getting the HPV vaccine before age 26. 



  • Latinx Student Resources- UHS resources especially for Latinx students. 
  • Let's Talk Consultations - Let's Talk Drop-In Consultations are informal, brief, free consultations with UHS mental health counselors (Not formal therapy sessions). 
  • LGBTQIA+ Services - UHS resources especially for LGBTQIA+ students. 

  • Light Therapy - Light therapy is offered free of charge to students at UHS, on the 2nd floor. 


  • Mandatory TB & Immunization Program - All incoming and re-admitted students must satisfy TB screening and immunization requirements as mandated by the UC Office of the President by the established deadline before the fall semester starts.
  • Massage Chairs - We offer free massage chairs to encourage people to take a break during their busy days. 
  • Medical - Students can use the medical services at UHS just as they would at their regular doctor's office and urgent care center. Our facility is fully accredited, and staffed by licensed and/or board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, a nutritionist, and nurses. 
  • Mental Health Resources - UHS offers counseling and mental health services to all UC Berkeley students (regardless of insurance plan). Our highly skilled and culturally competent team is here to serve you with a wide range of programs.
  • Micromobility Safety - Micromobility refers to small, manually or electrically powered vehicles used to travel short distances. Examples include bicycles, e-bicycles, scooters, e-scooters, one-wheels, and skateboards.
  • Muslim Student Resources - UHS resources especially for Muslim students.


  • New Student Resources - Information about requirements, etc. for new students.  
  • Nutrition Counseling - Drop-in Nutrition Counseling sessions allow students to meet with a registered dietitian over video or phone for general nutrition concerns. These 15-minute sessions are free and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Nutrition Recipes & Resources - Recipes and Resources from the UHS Nutrition Team for UC Berkeley students. 


  • Optometry - The UC Berkeley School of Optometry provides comprehensive eye care for UHS, members of our campus, and the local community.
  • Over-the-Counter products available at UHS - The UHS Pharmacy carries some over-the-counter medications and contraceptive products at discounted prices. No prescription is required.


  • Parents of UC Berkeley Students- UHS resources especially for parents of UC Berkeley students. 

  • Party Safe - Resources for Party Goers and Party Throwers. 
  • Pet Hugs - In partnership with the Animal Rescue Foundation, UHS coordinates a Pet Hugs event once a month. Pet Hugs brings therapy dogs to campus to positively impact mood, stress, and connection for students, staff, and faculty.   
  • Pharmacy - While Berkeley SHIP members are NOT required to use UHS Pharmacy, we are the preferred pharmacy. Many generic prescriptions have zero copays--meaning you don’t pay anything. All other prescriptions, including brand name and specialty medications, have lower copays than other pharmacies in the area. Transfer your prescriptions today! 
  • Physical Therapy - All students are eligible for physical therapy services, regardless of insurance.
  • Pregnancy OptionsThink you might be pregnant? Our clinicians or social services counselors can assist you with navigating your options. 
  • Preventive Health and Wellness - Preventive health focuses on wellness, health maintenance, and disease prevention. It includes general counseling regarding healthy habits and practices and specific advice and testing tailored to the individual depending on personal and familial health risks. Screening tests, health education, and immunizations are common examples of preventive care.


  • Sexual Health Care - Healthy sexuality is an important part of overall wellness and means more than just sex, condoms, and STD testing. It involves feeling informed and empowered to express your sexuality in a way that is consensual, respectful, and informed, and—ultimately—personally enriches your life.
  • Sexual Health Education Program (SHEP) - The Sexual Health Education Program's (SHEP) mission is to empower students to feel comfortable with their bodies and make informed decisions about their sex and sexuality, including whether or not to be sexually active. 
  • SHIP (Health Insurance) - All registered students at the University of California are required to meet the university’s health insurance mandate. Registered UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students are automatically enrolled in the Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) as a way to meet this mandate. 
  • SHIP Waiver information - If you have comparable insurance and don't want to keep SHIP as dual coverage, you may submit a waiver application. 
  • Social Health and Wellness - Make friends and build a community by taking a chance and saying “Hi” to a fellow UC Berkeley student. 
  • Social Services Counseling - Topic-specific confidential counseling services aim to help students strengthen coping skills, problem-solve, and identify resources. Social Services is open to all registered UC Berkeley students regardless of their insurance plan. 
  • SSWANA Student Resources- UHS resources especially for SSWANA students.

  • Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) - The Student Health Advisory Committee is an advisory board to University Health Services and campus administration that represents the entire student population at the University of California, Berkeley.  

  • Transgender Care - UHS resources especially for Trans and Gender Diverse students. 


  • Undocumented Student Resources - UHS resources especially for undocumented students. 
  • Urgent Care - For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. UHS Urgent Care is open for sudden, serious, and unexpected illnesses, injuries, or conditions that require immediate medical attention. 



  • Wellness Self-Coaching - What is wellness self-coaching? It is a framework for identifying a change you’d like to make, strengthening your motivation, and steps to consider when you're ready to make that change.

General FAQ

What is the Tang Center? Is it the same thing as UHS?

Our department is University Health Services (UHS) and the main building we are located at (2222 Bancroft Way) is called the Tang Center. We have some satellite offices for counseling and other services and they are not located at the Tang Center but they are part of UHS. Everything at the Tang Center is part of UHS but UHS is more than the Tang Center.

If I don't have SHIP, can I still use UHS services?

Yes, all students can use UHS services regardless of insurance. If you have SHIP, there is less paperwork for you as our in-house team takes care of it. If you have other insurance, you can use our services and file for reimbursement with your own insurance. 

Where are you located?

We're located at 2222 Bancroft Way (just across the Recreational Sports Facility, the gym for UC Berkeley students). 

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