About Social Services

specialty, compassionate counselingSocial Services is comprised of a team of multidisciplinary and multicultural counselors, a dietitian and support staff. 

The Social Services staff will assess a student’s immediate needs, whether they are medical, academic, legal, emotional, financial, or family-related. 

The staff then works with the student to develop a plan to meet those needs. To insure a coordinated approach to a student’s overall care, Social Services staff may work closely with other medical, mental health or administrative staff at Tang. Counselors may also, with student consent, help  facilitate arrangements with academic departments and assist with referrals to campus offices and the community.


University Health Services, Tang Center
2222 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720-4300

The Tang Center is located on Bancroft Way at the southwest corner of campus, between Ellsworth and Fulton (Oxford) Streets. See campus map. For more about how to get to the UHS Tang Center, see our Directions page.

Contact Us

UHS Tang Center, Social Services
2nd floor, Room 2280
2222 Bancroft Way #2280
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: (510) 642-6074

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Social Services at University Village (UVA)

Zenaida Hernandez, LCSW is a  Clinical Social Worker with an office at UVA. She provides brief counseling, crisis intervention and support, clinical case management, as well as community referrals for resources that residents may need. She also holds drop-in hours at the Student Parent Center at the César E. Chávez Student Center on campus. Zenaida is at UVA on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and has drop-in hours at the Student Parent Center on Wednesdays. You may contact her at 510-520-7031.