Get Health Care
A quick list of health resources for UC Berkeley students. For faculty and staff, see our Be Well at Work resources.
Schedule an appointment
Appointments are required for most medical services at UHS, although for urgent problems, UHS offers options including nurse advice by phone, day and night for students and SHIP dependents. If you arrive without an appointment, you will generally be scheduled and asked to return at that time or you may visit Urgent Care for sudden, serious and unexpected illnesses, injuries or conditions which require immediate medical attention.
Find out more about accessing mental health resources.
Nurse Advice by Phone (for students and SHIP dependents)
If you are a student or SHIP dependent and 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 or sending a secure message online. The Advice Nurse line will be answered by a referral line when we are closed. SHIP members may contact the 24/7 Nurse Line at (800) 681-4065. If you need to speak with a counselor urgently, call the 24/7 counseling line at (855) 817-5667.
Please note: UC Berkeley faculty, staff and community members are not eligible for our advice nurse services.
If you are a faculty or staff member please call (Occupational Health if work-related at (510) 642-6891or your PCP for non-work-related care)
Urgent Care/After Hours
For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. The Tang Center Urgent Care is open for sudden, serious and unexpected illnesses, injuries or conditions which require immediate medical attention. Please visit the Urgent Care webpage for current hours. See After Hours and Emergency/Crisis resources for when Tang is closed. Don't forget the phone options above for 24/7 guidance.
The eTang patient portal helps UC Berkeley students manage their health online, any where at anytime. Schedule most most medical and health education appointments, send secure messages, transfer/refill prescriptions, see lab results and more.