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July 1, 2024

Summer and Fall Heat Advisory - Staying Safe in Hot Weather

Summer and Fall months can bring on HOT weather raising both temperatures and valid concerns about how to stay safe as well as the risk of wildfires and smoke. It is not uncommon that during these months Berkeley and surrounding communities will reach near or triple-digit weather 100°F.   

March 8, 2024

Stimulant Medication National Shortage

Notice:

The UHS Pharmacy will not be able to accept new patients starting ADHD stimulant medications for Spring 2024. Students will need to work with their outside provider to fill these at an outside pharmacy.

February 16, 2024

Wellfleet 1095-B / 1099-HC Forms

The 1095-B is an official IRS form showing a record of your health insurance coverage. The purpose of the form is to support your annual disclosure to the IRS that you are in compliance with the ACA. The 1099-HC form is required for anyone residing in the state of Massachusetts.

December 1, 2023

In November 2023, University Health Services (UHS) participated in the UC Berkeley Crowdfunding program. Through Berkeley Crowdfunding, UHS was able to raise funds for the Health Opportunity Fund (HOF), a popular program among students that provides funds for qualifying students in need.

After a month-long campaign, UHS raised a total of $5,670 from 38 donors, which is a total of 189% of the initial $3,000 goal. With these funds, 28 additional HOF-qualifying students will each be able to access $200 to help offset the cost of services at UHS.

November 14, 2023

University Health Services (UHS) Fee Increase Notice

Effective January 1, 2024, the University Health Services (UHS) office visit fees for Primary Care and Urgent Care appointments have increased. 

August 16, 2023

What is the Health Opportunity Fund?

The HOF provides in-kind support to help offset charges for UHS services and prescriptions by the following registered students:

August 1, 2023

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has partnered with University Health Services (UHS) and the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) to present the Platinum Level Skin Smart Campus Award to the University of California, Berkeley. This award recognizes UC Berkeley’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of the campus community and providing a safe, healthy learning and living environment on and off campus. UC Berkeley pledges to keep indoor tanning devices off the campus and out of all affiliated buildings.

Statement of Support for Transgender/Gender-Diverse Students

May 29, 2023

Opinion By William James Carter (Graduate Student Researcher)

Through co-design and co-leadership, University Health Services Student Mental Health and I have been working to recognize Neurodiversity and provide better support to Neurodivergent students on campus.

June 28, 2022

UHS's commitment and support following the Supreme Court's Roe decision

April 10, 2022

Over-the-Counter (OTC) COVID-19 Testing Coverage 

Effective May 12, 2023, OTC COVID-19 testing is no longer covered and members will pay the retail cost.

For purchases made between January 15, 2022, and May 11, 2023, members may submit a claim for reimbursement within one year from the purchase date. See below for reimbursement instructions. 

January 31, 2022

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 to simplify 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.

September 4, 2021

You can start, refill, or renew oral contraceptives, patches, or rings without an appointment through a secure message to the Pharmacy via eTang messaging

Log in to eTang > select Messages > New Message > Click "Send a medication request to the UHS pharmacy" > click "Start a new prescription for birth control ONLY (pills, patches, or ring)." or refill or renew a prescription. 

April 30, 2021

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 helps 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 a 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. 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.

March 31, 2021

Starting April 1, Campus Surveillance Testing Requirements 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. 

March 29, 2021

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 breakup, or Netflix and chili-straight-out-of-the-can in bed when needing some downtime after finals. And that’s OK! Food nourishes our body and soul and can be an important part of our identity.

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

Nutrition Outreach Workers smiling for camera in their blue shirts.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.

Michael Snider, Urgent Care MA, has held many different roles at UHS (and beyond) since March 2020. In addition to working per-diem at UHS, 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. He’s also part of CCSF’s Return to Campus workgroup where he reviews departmental procedures to ensure protocols are being followed.

January 7, 2021

Fall 2021 Schedule 

Suicide Awareness Training