News

May 15, 2019

Due to labor actions and decreased staffing, some services may be limited on May 16.

Please note telephone and email responses may be delayed.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

If you are having a life-threatening medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.

 

The following services will be available:

 

April 26, 2019

Measles Health Advisory

As of 5l17/19

April 22, 2019

Measles on my Mind

Guy Nicolette, MD, CAQSM
Assistant Vice Chancellor, University Health Services
@AVCGuyNicolette

Measles is back in the news —  the latest outbreaks of note are in New York state.  With this recent spike in cases, the United States has now seen the highest yearly number of infections reported in 2019 than in over two decades (with the exception of 2014). And it is only April.

April 8, 2019

Due to labor actions and decreased staffing, some services may be limited on April 10.

Please note telephone and email responses may be delayed.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

If you are having a life-threatening medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.

 

The following services will be available:

 

April 3, 2019

March 21, 2019

During midterm season, the question of what to eat becomes more desperate. It becomes more a question of what to eat when I’m running low on groceries, don’t know what to cook, and don’t have time to think about food right now. And sure, during these hectic weeks, Uber Eats and Asian Ghetto have always been there for me, providing a quick solution to my dilemma. It works for the first few meals, and then slowly I realize my checking account won’t be able to sustain my current eating habits for very long. I had to find another way, and after lots of practice and experimentation, I did! I figured out some basic principles that can be used to make meals that are not only fast and cheap, but also delicious, and I’d love to share them with you so that you can use your time and brainpower for exams, not for agonizing over what to make for dinner. Here are 5 basic cooking skills you can use to make fast and delicious meals to fuel you through exam season.

March 18, 2019

Due to labor actions and decreased staffing, some services may be limited on March 20. See details for hours.

March 6, 2019

As college students, making healthy meals may seem difficult or time-consuming. However, this video is here to teach you a few new, quick, and easy-to-make recipes you can add to your daily eating schedule!

March 1, 2019

10 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget Are you tired of opening your wallet every time your stomach starts growling? Well, this post is for you! Whether you’re a student on-the-go or just looking to save money on food, anyone can pick up quick and easy ways to eat on a budget. We asked our very own UHS Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOWs) to share their best practices for eating healthy without breaking the bank.

January 14, 2019

Over the last few years, you may have become acquainted with the Look for the Signs App (for students) and the Mental Health Handbook for faculty, staff and GSIs to assist you in helping someone in distress.  One component of that help is understanding when a student may be in danger of suicide.  Counseling and Psychological services (CAPS) would like to offer you a unique training specifically to support students who may be thinking about suicide. 
 

December 18, 2018

Watch three videos on home cooking basics with Nutrition Outreach Workers, Nikki and Katie.

December 10, 2018

November 21, 2018

As campus take a little holiday hiatus this week from the busy Fall semester, I invite you to slow down and make some time for gratitude. But firstly, what is gratitude? Gratitude is being able to appreciate what gifts and benefits you presently have in life.

November 8, 2018

Health Advisory 11.9.18 (updated 11.19.18)

Smoke from wildfires in Northern California has contributed to worsening air quality today, expected to last a few more days.

Persons impacted by wildfire smoke are advised to:

  • Limit outdoor activities to avoid unnecessary exposure if you smell smoke.  

  • Set air conditioning units and car vent systems to re-circulate to prevent outside air from moving inside.

October 24, 2018

Have you ever found yourself eating unconsciously while you’re mentally writing a to-do list? I know I have! As a student, it often seems like there’s not enough time in the day to eat. Between midterms, work-study commitments and essay deadlines, eating can become an overlooked and rushed afterthought. However mindful eating can transform mealtime into a refreshing and stress-relieving act. To eat mindfully is to bring non-judgemental awareness to the act of eating, to notice both the food and our body’s sensations while eating. It’s an invitation to slow down in order to relax and appreciate our food.

September 21, 2018

You may have heard or read news about a UC Berkeley employee named Roy Waller who was arrested and charged with a series of rapes that occurred more than a decade ago in several Northern California communities. He is currently in custody in Sacramento. He is an employee in the UC Berkeley Environment, Health and Safety department and is on investigative leave.

Needless to say, this news is shocking. None of the crimes he is alleged to have committed took place on or near campus, but this is nonetheless deeply unsettling.

We are aware that this will have a significant impact on campus, within University Health Services, and on members of our community, and particularly for those already living with trauma.

Our priority is to make sure that students, faculty, and staff have the support they need.

A reminder that PATH to Care serves students and employees. This confidential and 24/7 resource is specifically for issues related to sexual violence and harassment. Survivors, victims, and those impacted by such forms of violence and harm can reach out to PATH to Care Center for support, (510) 643-2005. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to all students for emotional support and can provide confidential individual counseling and consultation. (510) 642-9494.

Social Services (SOS) Counseling is available for students presenting with sexual assault/rape, relationship or other violence concerns. (510) 642-6074.

Faculty and staff may access confidential individual counseling, group support, and management consultation through Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance, (510) 643-7754.

This information on common reactions and strategies for coping with traumatic events and news is also available. 

September 11, 2018

Health Opportunity Fund for Spring 2019 is now closed for the semster.

September 10, 2018

August 29, 2018

Suicide Intervention and Awareness Education

Over the last few years, you may have become acquainted with the Look for the Signs App (for students) and the Mental Health Handbook for faculty, staff and GSIs to assist you in helping someone in distress.  One component of that help is understanding when a student may be in danger of suicide.  Counseling and Psychological services (CAPS) would like to offer you a unique training specifically to support students who may be thinking about suicide.  

August 24, 2018

Welcome to new students and welcome back to returning ones! We are pleased to introduce a few new members of our UHS Nutrition team: