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November 14, 2017

$5 off co-pay for prescriptions filled at the Tang Center Pharmacy from January 1 - July 31, 2018

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Helping you start the new year with more money in your pocket!

GENERIC RX: Regular $5, Spring Promo price= FREE*
Did you know most SHIP prescriptions are generic? 

November 9, 2017

"I've been dating someone for the first time and it's serious enough that I can envision staying with them for a long time. On the other hand, though, I worry that in the future I may re​​gret not dating more people in college and experimenting to see what I truly want from a relationship. How do I reconcile my happiness with my current relationship with my doubt?"

November 3, 2017

"I've been having a really rough semester mentally, financially, socially...you name it. My dad calls me about once a week to check-in and I really don't know how to tell him Im not doing ok. I know he'd be worried about me and everyone expects me to be having such a great time away at school. Any advice on how to handle this? Is it ok to lie to him?"

October 19, 2017

University Health Services at the Tang Center is dedicated to supporting learning, working and living well at UC Berkeley. We have a new position for a strategic, internal communicator (Health Communications Specialist -- Communications Specialist 3) to assist the UHS communications manager in leading a robust staff communications program for 300+ employees.

October 16, 2017

October is National Work and Family Month!

 National Work and Family Month, established in 2003 and celebrated every October, focuses on the challenges working families face every day and is designed to communicate and celebrate the progress towards creating healthier and more flexible work environments. This month provides an important reminder of the power of work/life programs and policies to attract, retain and motivate employees and the business benefits of supporting work/life effectiveness programs.
 

October 13, 2017

"How can you keep a conversation going without all the awkward pauses?"
They’re here before we know it; midterms are upon us. For many students, this means prioritizing studying over healthy habits. But exams don’t have to make us set our health aside. There are healthy habits that everyone can pick that not only contribute to overall health but may also improve your brain power while studying. I think I speak for most of us when I say I would like my brain to be working as efficiently as possible when I’m hitting the books. These tips are twofold: they contribute to your health and could help improve your cognition.

October 10, 2017

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we spoke to University Health Services social worker Viviana Urdaneta Melo to better understand intimate partner violence, and what we can do to help those who are impacted. 

On date 1, he says your blouse is ugly.

On date 15, he says you look like you belong on the streets in that blouse.

On date 50, he says if you ever wear that blouse again, he will rip it off.

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. CAPS 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. The NOWs are nutrition students at UC Berkeley hoping to spread nutrition information to their peers.
"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 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.