The UHS Pharmacy is now selling Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Tests. These easy-to-use nasal swab tests provide results in as quick as 15 minutes. UC Berkeley students can purchase 2 tests per week for $7 each. Currently, students with SHIP insurance have to pay and submit a reimbursement form to Wellfleet. The SHIP office is working with Wellfleet to figure out a way around this but for now, students have to use the Wellfleet process and form. Students who are HOF-eligible may use funds for purchases at the UHS Pharmacy.
January 31, 2022
January 19, 2022
Starting on January 15, 2022, SHIP Insurance will pay for eight at-home COVID-19 tests per person, per month.
The SHIP office is coordinating with Wellfleet to address both immediate plans we can readily execute and others that will take a little time to bring together.
Currently, guidelines have been established for the following:
January 18, 2022
Wellfleet 2021 1095-B / 1099 HC Forms
If you had health insurance coverage with UC Berkeley’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) through Wellfleet at some point in 2021, you will be receiving an email from Wellfleet with instructions on how to access your 1095-B and 1099 HC tax forms, if needed.
September 4, 2021
Effective May 12, all HOF funds for the 2021-22 academic year have been used and we are no longer accepting HOF funds. Check back next semster for updates on the Fall 2022 HOF funds cycle.
Health Opportunity Fund (HOF)
The Health Opportunity Fund (HOF) provides funds to be used for UHS services and prescriptions by the following students*:
You can start, refill or renew oral contraceptives, patch or rings without an appointment through a secure message to the Pharmacy via eTang messaging!
April 30, 2021
Alex Gomez, Nutrition Outreach Worker
As the weather gets warmer and we all prepare for summer, let’s take some time to appreciate the return of spring and summer produce. Shopping seasonally not only can help with saving money when buying groceries, but it can also boost your nutritional intake as you explore and consume a greater variety of produce. Each fruit and vegetable has its own unique nutritional profile, so taking advantage of the new produce that will become available can introduce different micronutrients, like vitamins and minerals, while also keeping you excited to stay nourished and motivated this season! Personally, I always look forward to the return of papaya and watermelon, as they are tasty and packed with water, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C.
With new produce becoming available in spring and summer, I find myself making Greek Yogurt Fruit Salads since they are quick to make and contain protein, energy, and so much flavor. Many more student-friendly recipes can be found on our recipe website.
A USDA seasonal produce guide offers nutritional information and a list of seasonal produce to inform your decisions. If you feel that you need some extra information or guidance, feel free to talk with a registered dietitian at our free drop-in nutrition counseling!
March 31, 2021
Starting April 1, Campus Surveillance TestingRequirements are Changing for Fully Vaccinated Faculty, Staff, and Most* Students.
Weekly testing will not be required for 90 days from the date your testing badge turns green - either 14 days after a final UHS vaccine or 14 days after the recorded date in eTang of a final outside vaccine. If you’ve been vaccinated outside of UHS, you’ll also need to complete at least one surveillance test at UHS to receive a green badge status.
*Vaccinated students living in campus housing or participating in Athletics will still be required to get surveillance testing, but 1x/week, not 2x.
Please note that vaccinated people should still isolate/quarantine and come in for diagnostic testing (at UHS, as scheduled in eTang) if they become symptomatic or come in close contact with a case and live in congregate housing.
Ability to Upload Your Vaccine Records in eTang
Starting April 1, you can (and are strongly encouraged to) upload your outside COVID-19 vaccine records in eTang. Instructions for updating your records.
March 29, 2021
Sarah Minkow, Registered Dietitian
Food does more than just provide nutrients. It delights our senses, helps us celebrate special occasions, connects us to people, and defines our cultures. We may bake holiday cookies with our families, celebrate move in day with a pizza with our roommates, cry into our Ben and Jerry’s after a break up, or Netflix and chili-straight-out-of-the-can in bed when needing some down time after finals. And that’s OK! Food nourishes our body and soul and can be an important part of our identity.
Growing up, my grandmother would make popovers for us for breakfast when we would visit. Anytime I have a popover I picture being at my grandmother’s house, pulling up a chair to her kitchen table, and enjoying a buttery, still warm out of the oven popover with her. Now that she has passed, I cherish that memory. Do you have a particular food that makes you feel good?
March 17, 2021
Statement of Support
University Health Services joins the rest of UC Berkeley in expressing our compassion and solidarity with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities in the face of the most recent attacks both locally (in the Bay Area and most recently in Atlanta) and around the globe. We condemn these attacks. These are not isolated events and since the start of the pandemic, we have witnessed a frightening increase in acts of anti-Asian violence, xenophobia, and harassment, which painfully compounds the historic invisibility, systemic erasure, and othering experienced by AAPI communities. These acts of hate are undoubtedly impacting the mental health and well-being of our communities. Direct and indirect exposure to such events can be troubling, concerning, and traumatizing and result in many emotional reactions. UHS is committed to continuing to listen, offer support, and connect with AAPI staff, students, and student organizations in the fight against anti-Asian racism.
March 2, 2021
Michael Snider, Urgent Care MA, has held many different roles at UHS (and beyond) since March of 2020. In addition to working per-diem at Tang, Michael also works as an EMT at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) catching students up on their routine vaccinations and supporting the nursing staff.
Hello, my fellow Golden Bears! My name is Anisha Dosanjh and I am one of the Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOWs) from University Health Services. I am a third year here at Cal, double majoring in Public Health and Molecular and Cell Biology.
January 7, 2021
Fall 2021 Schedule
Suicide Awareness Training
November 24, 2020
Fiona Beltran, Nutrition Outreach Worker
Let’s talk about Covid-19. Not the virus itself, but how it has changed our lives. Living in the Covid era, there’s little to do. We can do outdoor activities, sit 6 feet away from our friends, make small talk over Zoom and experience all of the excruciating, awkward silence when no one speaks, but where does food fit in?
Grabbing a socially distanced meal or a cup of coffee with a friend is one of the essential activities we can still do in the Covid 19 era. I’ve never looked forward to buying something as simple as a 99 cent Frosty through the drive-through window quite as much as I do now!
Covid has changed our view of food. The highlight of my week now is the walk I take to get a cappuccino in the morning or my weekly lunch date with a friend. Sometimes when I’m stir crazy I decide to run out and grab a snack, thankful for the change of scenery and fresh face as I order, pay, and enjoy. Looking forward to food dates with friends and family or impulsive drive through runs is a new, but a regular part of our lives now. With food taking an unexpected more prominent role, and an unintentional lack of exercise accompanying it due to work from home and online school, food feels different. It’s easy to feel overindulged, or easily full. Waking up 2 minutes before a morning lecture is great, but sometimes we skip breakfast and then satisfy our hunger too readily at lunch and feel bloated and uncomfortable.
October 30, 2020
Life is not what it used to be and we are continuously having to adapt to a changing world. I know for myself, at least, it's been quite challenging to maneuver school, work, and other commitments. Since school went online I thought it would be easier to juggle more units and my extracurriculars, but I was so wrong! If you happened to do the same thing as me, I am sorry but we will get through this.
July 21, 2020
Our Social Services team stands in solidarity with communities who are heartbroken, outraged, and in reflection about the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and many other Black lives lost due to police violence. We write this in humility and commitment to supporting our Black students and colleagues, and the larger movements beyond our campus community.
July 2, 2020
June 24, 2020
PRIDE 2020: Moving Toward Liberation
March 17, 2020
Building Hours for Most Services
Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (all departments, unless otherwise noted below)
For all medical concerns please call us first at (510) 643-7197. This will allow us to assess your needs and best direct you. In some cases, we will be able to manage your concerns over the phone through provider phone/video visits.
February 27, 2020
Health Advisory: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Note: Below is the latest UHS update about the new coronavirus. We will continue to provide updates on this web page weekly, or sooner if needed.
Updated as of February 27, 2020
February 19, 2020
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 24th through March 1st. Since body dissatisfaction is a major risk factor for eating disorders, the UC Berkeley Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOWs) invite you to join us in reflecting on how we can all come together to foster a more positive culture around body image on our campus.
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