News

October 6, 2017

"What is the one thing you miss most about your hometown and how do you deal with homesickness?"

October 2, 2017

We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017. We recognize that this may be a very difficult time for many of our students and other campus community members with connections to Las Vegas. During this time, we encourage you to reach out for support as well as extend support to others. If you or anyone you know are experiencing distress related to this event, University Health Services is here to provide a safe and confidential environment to discuss this with a professional.

September 25, 2017

Free Speech week events, increased security on campus and the intense media focus on UC Berkeley is impacting our students. Constant exposure to negative and threatening situations and environments has been linked to confusion, anxiety, sadness, helplessness, difficulty focusing and poor sleep. CPS would like to remind everyone that seeking support is a sign of strength, courage and resiliency, not a sign of weakness.

September 22, 2017

"How did you find out that you were in love with your partner? "

September 19, 2017

Be Well Buzz

Flu shots, Ask the Dietitian, LGBTQ resources, sample fees/SHIP, and pet hugs

Anthem Request for Information Alert for SHIP members

In early August, SHIP members may receive a request in the mail for additional information (e.g. social security or tax ID number) from Anthem, your SHIP insurance provider. This is a legitimate request.

 

September 15, 2017

There are new food experts in town! Please meet the Nutrition Outreach Workers, aka NOW.

Nutrition Outreach Workers Fall 2017 photo

"How do I arrange bringing someone home for intimacy with my roommates?"

August 31, 2017

August 28, 2017

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Ask a Question, Save a Life

August 27, 2017

Campus Memorial September 18 

Every fall, the campus holds an annual memorial event to recognize the faculty/academics, staff, students, emeriti faculty, and staff retirees who died in the past year. This event will take place on Monday, September 18th from 12-1pm at the flagpole west of California Hall. The program includes brief remarks and a reading of the names of those who are being remembered, followed by music and spoken word.

August 23, 2017

Health Opportunity Fund is now available for 2017-18! 

Health Opportunity Fund (HOF) 

The Health Opportunity Fund (HOF) is a set of funds ($175) 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. 

August 18, 2017

Not all freshmen arrive on campus knowing how to be resilient. Staff Psychologist Amy Honigman shares her perspective in this Mercury News article. 

August 11, 2017

College is just around the corner! I cannot believe how fast it is approaching. I hope you all are a part of your class’s Facebook page (if you aren’t, then go join it RIGHT NOW)! The notifications might be poring in from fellow students and it might seem a little much; however, I want you to focus on being active on the Facebook Group Page starting today!

July 31, 2017

Krissy Eliot, California Magazine

Body Peace, a UC Berkeley student-run support group for eating disorders and body image issues, and University Health Services addresses body image to help prevent eating disorders on campus.

Berkeley News

This Fall, the Student Health Insurance Plan is adding two new services for its transgender students: Fertility preservation and hair electrolysis. Laura Alie, PsyD, the chair of our transgender Care Team tells more about why these services are necessary: A pioneer in LGBTQ care, Tang takes two steps forward for transgender students.

July 28, 2017

“I’m a virgin and want to practice abstinence, but I feel like all couples do in college is have sex. How can I find a guy who will love me for what I believe in?”

July 27, 2017

Staff Psychologist Laurie Allie discusses transgender care at University Health Services a Berkeley News article

July 24, 2017

University Health Services clinical dietitian Toby Morris discusses  body image and disordered eating in California Magazine's article

July 21, 2017

This girl and I have been hanging out a lot lately and I can tell there are feelings growing between us two. But the problem is… she has a boyfriend. She’s in a long distance relationship. She talks to me about their problems all the time. We haven’t done anything “bad”… no cheating or anything. I really like her, but I also don’t want to get in-between her relationship with her boyfriend. What should I do?!