Listed below are options for appointments with health professionals, here at the Tang Center and elsewhere on campus.

To speak with a CAPS counselor, you can also take advantage of our many drop-in satellite locations.


To get started in counseling, students typically have a brief (15-minutes) telephone triage appointment with a CAPS staff member to assess a student's needs and to direct you to the most appropriate counselor.

Please call the CAPS front desk to schedule this telephone triage appointment with a counselor.

During the triage appointment the counselor will assist you with determining appropriate next steps. This might include any of the following:

  • a 45-minute in-person counseling appointment (generally available within 1 - 2 weeks)
  • emergency counseling (available each weekday 10am - 5pm for urgent concerns)
  • group counseling
  • a referral to other resources

For questions or to set up a phone triage:

  • call (510) 642-9494
  • schedule a CAPS phone triage appointment online through eTang patient portal


UC Berkeley students are referred to psychiatrists by counselors at CAPS or Social Services. If you are interested in medications, please make an appointment to talk with a counselor. Make your first-time appointment by calling CAPS at (510) 642-9494.

Social Services

Please call (510) 642-6074 or stop by 2280 Tang to make an appointment with a counselor.
For non-mandated initial appointments you may schedule an appointment online.


To make an appointment call (510) 642-2000, stop in to the appointments office on the first floor of the Tang Center, or book an appointment online. No appointments necessary for drop-in nutrition education sessions.


Please visit Group Counseling for more information.  

Career Counseling Library

The Career Library is open Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm. No appointment needed. Please visit the Career Counseling Library for more information.  

make an appointment meet the counseling stafffees counseling confidentialitycounseling satellite offices self help resourcesfrequently asked counseling questions