News

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 9, 2018

Health Advisory: Norovirus

11.9.18 (updated 11.15.18)

Several cases of norovirus have been identified on campus over the last few days. Because we know it’s in the community, we are encouraging basic prevention measures to help stop the spread: stay home if you are sick, don't prepare food while you are ill, and wash hands carefully.

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 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

The 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.