Eating Disorder and Body Image

Eating disorders are a common problem on college campuses.

Do you think your eating or exercise is getting out of control? Are you concerned about a family member or friend who seems underweight, is restricting food intake, overexercises or vomits after meals? University Health Services (UHS) offers the following services that can be of help.

Eating Disorders Treatment at UHS

At University Health Services there is a team of health care providers who help students with eating disorders (ED). The Eating Disorders Treatment Team (EDTT) members include a physician, nutritionist, psychiatrist, therapist, all of whom have special training in the treatment of ED and are sensitive to the difficulties that are part of recovery. The team addresses the physical, psychological and nutritional aspects of an ED. This service is available to all UC Berkeley students.

Eating Disorders Clinic will continue for Academic year 2020/2021. Please call (510) 643-7110 to schedule a medical visit, or Social Services at (510) 642-6074 to schedule a counseling and/or nutrition appointment.

  • Students: If you have not been seen at UHS for this issue, call the Social Services office at (510) 642-6074 to discuss your particular situation and how our Eating Disorders Treatment Team can best meet your needs.
  • Staff: If you are concerned about a student with a possible eating disorder and would like a consultation, you may call Social Services at (510) 642-6074.

The Body Project

Are you interested in learning more about developing a positive body image and preventing eating disorders? You may request a two-part training for your group of 8-12 students, provided by specially trained peer leaders. Peer leaders have had training through the Body Project Collaborative. The Body Project has been implemented on over 100 campuses in North America. To find out if a training is right for your group, or to learn more about becoming a leader yourself, contact Toby Morris, Registered Dietitian, at (510) 642-5075. 

About Eating Disorders

About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are behavioral conditions characterized by severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors and associated distressing thoughts and emotions. Although we don’t know exactly what causes eating disorders, genetics, trauma, and societal pressures all contribute to their development. People experiencing mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, or addiction, may engage in disordered eating as a way to cope.

Body dissatisfaction is a major contributor to the development of eating...

Days and times

Tuesdays and Friday mornings.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time for ED vitals. Allow up to 2 hours for a new visit and up to 1 hour for return visits.


For academic year 2020-2021, medical visits will be hybrid in-person at the Tang Center (or with your local doctor) followed by a video or phone visit with our ED doctor & dietitian.

The medical clinic is located at the Tang Center, 2nd Floor

$25 flat fee, for all UC Berkeley students regardless of insurance. Fee does not cover labs, x-rays or procedures done during the visit.

In some cases a student’s primary care provider at Tang will manage treatment of the ED. Primary care providers collaborate with ED specialists to provide quality care with a multidisciplinary team.


National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

603 Stewart St. Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 382-3587