News

October 19, 2018

Due to labor actions and decreased staffing, we will have limited services available October 23-25.

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:

 

Medical Services:

Primary Care

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 is now available for 2018-19! 

Health Opportunity Fund (HOF) 

The Health Opportunity Fund (HOF) is a set of funds ($110) available to Pell Grant and Dream Aid recipients for use for services and prescriptions at the Tang Center for students enrolled in Fall and Spring semesters. Important note: Participants must notify the Tang Center staff BEFORE PAYING that they wish to use the Health Opportunity Funds. 

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:

August 3, 2018

July 23, 2018

Beginning Wednesday, August 1, students will have the option to edit their chosen name, pronouns, and gender identity via the eTang Patient Portal. This change is a direct result of student feedback and UHS is excited to make it a reality! 

To make changes to your profile, login to the eTang Patient Portal, click the 'edit' button to the right of your information, and select from a drop-down list.

June 26, 2018

What is Fat Talk VideoThe Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOW) are combatting fat talk in these three videos!

Watch and learn more about what fat talk is, what some examples of fat talk are, and how to combat it! 

June 21, 2018

May 4, 2018

My friend is getting into a relationship and I am very happy for her but I am afraid that we will not be as close as we used to. What should I do?

May 3, 2018

May 7-9, Open for Limited Services

Due to labor actions and decreased staffing, we will have limited services available from May 7-9.

 

Please note telephone and email responses will 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.

 

April 27, 2018

I dated this guy over a year ago and I still miss him. I tried to forget about him but the thought of him always remains in the back of my mind. What should I do?

April 26, 2018

Reading, Review, Recitation...and REPLENISH your energy to study effectively! Throughout RRR week and Finals Week, it’s easy to fall into the cycle of studying and preparing for finals while not making enough time to take care yourself. But did you know that you can combat stress simply by taking care of your health and well-being? Check out some of these tips to keep your mind and body energized and ready to take on finals!

April 13, 2018

I’m graduating this May and I really want to stay in the bay area. I’m happy here since all my friends are here and I just love the area. But my parents really want me to go back to the east coast. I’m looking at job options and everything that I’m interested in is in the bay, but I don’t want to disappoint my parents either since I do care about them. Any thoughts?

April 10, 2018

As a college student, it may be difficult to balance your budget with your busy schedule and desire to eat healthfully. You need to make sure you fuel that beautiful brain of yours with a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. People often think that healthy eating means spending a lot of money, but that does not have to be the case! Check out some of these tips on how to eat nutritious foods while on a budget.

 

April 9, 2018

Treat Your Health is a social media campaign where Be Well Cal asks UC Berkeley students how they treat their mental, emotional, and physical health.

April 6, 2018

"I've been dating my long distance bf for a while now, ~ 10 months (we started dating during the last few months of high school). I see him about once every month for a weekend or so. I feel like I've lost the physical attraction, but he has a very attractive personality/character that I would be sad to lose. He's my best friend. When we kiss, I don't feel the spark anymore though. And the sex was never really satisfying for me. I know that it's satisfying for him and that he isn't losing the physical or emotional attraction. What should I do? We'll be within 5 min drive of each other during the summer, but it's ldr during the school year."

March 23, 2018

 

The manufacturer of yellow fever vaccine, Sanofi Pasteur, has informed the CDC that due to a temporary cease in production of the Yellow Fever vaccine by the primary manufacturer in the world (Sanofi) there is an international shortage of the Yellow Fever vaccine.

March 14, 2018

Many students have a hectic schedule and often lack time to sit down to have a proper meal. As a student myself, I often rush through meals, eat processed food to save time or even forget about eating. Unfortunately, these poor eating habits lead to feeling tired, increase stress and weaken the immune system. Through my own experiences, I learned how to incorporate healthy eating habits with a restless agenda. Here are some tips that you can do to start eating well with a busy life.