Go Tang

Getting Started at the University Health Services, Tang Center

All students can use services at Tang, regardless of their insurance plan. Many students don't realize they can still get affordable care at Tang even if they don't have SHIP. 

Go Tang! A student's guide to Tang

How do I get in?

Your visit at the Tang Center

  1. Fill out needed forms through eTang in advance of your visit.
  2. Check in for most appointments using the self check-in kiosks in the lobby.
  3. Fill out any additional paperwork at a clinic.
  4. See clinician or counselor.
  5. You may have follow up instructions after your visit.
  6. Pay at Cashier (1st Floor) or bill to Cal Central.

How do I pay?

Cash or check; Visa, Mastercard; Cal 1 Card; Charge to your Cal Central account.

How much do I pay?

  • All registered students pay a health fee each semester that provides some free services.
  • Get a sample list of the most common fees
  • All students pay a office visit fee for Primary Care and Urgent Care visits. At Tang, the only difference for students who have SHIP and those that don't is what they pay for other services.  
  • For students with SHIP: Most other fees are covered at 90%. SHIP files the claim for you and you only pay 10%. Pharmacy, dental and vision coverage works a bit differently. See more details.
  • For students without SHIP: Since Tang doesn't accept or bill outside insurance, you pay the full amount due and coordinate with your own insurance company on how/if you will be reimbursed.

Free Services

Important Phone Numbers

In case of a life-threatening emergency, always call 911 or (510) 642-3333 if from a cell phone.

Departments

In case of an emergency, call 911.

Allergy/International Travel Clinic - 1st Floor (510) 643-7177
Career Counseling Library - 2220 Bancroft Way (510) 642-2367
Clinical Laboratory - 1st Floor (510) 642-5585
Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) - 3rd Floor (510) 642-9494
Health Promotion - 2nd Floor (510) 642-7202
Medical Records - 2nd Floor (510) 642-1804
Pharmacy - 1st Floor (510) 642-3249
Physical Therapy - 3rd Floor (510) 642-0607
Primary Care Clinics - 2nd Floor (510) 642-2000
Radiology - 1st Floor (510) 642-5844
Social Services - 2nd Floor (510) 642-6074
Specialty Clinics - 1st Floor (510) 643-7177
Student Health Insurance Office - 3rd Floor (510) 642-5700
Tang Center Eye Clinic - 3rd Floor (510) 643-2020
Urgent Care Clinic - 1st Floor (510) 642- 3188
Volunteer Programs - 2nd Floor (510) 642-7202

Especially For