About Social Services

specialty, compassionate counseling

Social Services is comprised of a team of multidisciplinary and multicultural professional counselors, dietitians, 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 collaborate with other medical, mental health, or administrative staff from UHS. Counselors may also, with student consent, help facilitate arrangements with academic departments and assist with referrals to campus offices and the community.

Contact Us

UHS Social Services Dept, 2222 Bancroft Way #2280 (2nd floor), Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: (510) 642-6074
Front Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9-11:45 am & 1-4 pm
Remote Calls: 8 am-5 pm 

Appointments: Please leave a voicemail at (510) 642-6074 to schedule an intake or a return appointment. Please note: Social Services staff might call you back using an unknown phone number or blocked number, so please make sure your phone is not automatically blocking our calls. 

Nutrition Services: For general nutritional concerns/meeting with a Registered Dietician, please leave a message with Social Services at (510) 642-6074. 

Eating Disorder (ED) Clinic: Please call (510) 643-7110 to schedule a medical visit, or call Social Services to schedule a counseling and/or nutrition appointment related to ED. 

Medical Withdrawal: If you have questions or want to submit documentation regarding medical withdrawal, please email socsrvs@uhs.berkeley.edu or call (510) 642-6074.

Post-MSW Fellowship in Clinical Social Work

The fellowship program is committed to providing comprehensive training experiences in order to facilitate fellows' professional development and personal growth. A primary goal is to help fellows consolidate their clinical and consultation skills, and to integrate these into their professional identities as social workers. This training experience marks the significant developmental transition of fellows from trainees to well-rounded professionals who are able to function competently and autonomously and who will contribute to the field of social work and to the welfare of clients. 

More about the Post-Master in Social Work Fellowship > 

SoS Satellite Office at University Village (UVA) and the Student Parent Center (SPC)

Social Services has partnered with UVA and SPC to provide on-site assistance from social workers.

They provide:

  • Brief counseling
  • Crisis intervention and support
  • Clinical case management, along with community referrals for resources that residents may need
  • Support groups and workshops to strengthen parenting skills through use of the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), an evidence-based training designed to increase the confidence, skills and knowledge of parents

There are no fees for services.  Students who prefer to meet on campus can schedule drop-in appointments with either one of the counselors through the eTang portal.

This position is currently vacant and contact information will be updated once the position is filled.