September 21, 2016

September 15, 2016

Q: What is the best way for college students to prevent the “Freshman 15?” A: Ain’t no such thing. The “Freshman 15” is a catchy phrase that was probably created to sell magazines. A meta-analysis of 22 studies including more than 5500 participants showed that college students gained an average of only 3 pounds. That’s a normal and expected weight gain for a student in his or her late teens. We measure growth in kids and teens on growth curves.

September 14, 2016

Have you run into any Health Workers that live within your residential community? Health Workers are great resources for any questions and concerns you may have about the Tang center or any health related issues! They can help you...

  • Learn how to stay healthy through their weekly Health Tips

  • Get through a tough situation by engaging in non-judgmental and confidential health peer advising

  • Get access to basic first-aid supplies and safe sex items

September 13, 2016

read the love cafe at cal blogDo you LOVE giving advice? Have you always wanted to use your own experience to help others? Are you interested in honing your research skills to provide inclusive perspectives to people seeking guidance?

September 9, 2016

The semester just started and I’m already worried that I’m going to fall behind in classes. Its super easy for me to get distracted so procrastination is becoming a problem. I’ve downloaded an app that blocks me from sites that I get sucked into like FB or Reddit but it’s not enough. Advice- please!

August 26, 2016

The Tang Center is offering immunization appointments online for new students still trying to complete the immunization mandates due August 1. (Spring deadline February 18, 2017)

If it was impossible for you to receive the vaccine by the August 1 deadline, it is available at the Tang Center. Please schedule an appointment to take care of any outstanding immunization needs online via eTang.

August 25, 2016

A message from UHS Staff: Kim LaPean, Communications Manager and Sarah Gamble, Health Educator/Project Director

August 24, 2016

Dates: Friday, September 9th and Friday, September 16th

Time: 1:10-3pm

Location: UHS Tang Center (2222 Bancroft Way), Room 3220

Snacks will be served.

This two-part workshop will help you resist cultural pressures to conform to ideal standards of beauty. Material presented is from The Body Project, a research based program which has been implementedon over 100 high school and college campuses in North America. Attendees qualify to be peer leaders. Spread the love! All female- identified students welcome.

August 18, 2016

Are you a resident at Unit 2, 3, or 4 and interested in a unique chance to engage with a community of passionate peers in various health issues relevant to college students? Apply to be a Health Worker and make an impact on the well-being of your fellow Bears in your residential community! Contact Karen Hughes at or call (510) 643-9073.

August 16, 2016

August 15, 2016

On April 8, 2016, a new option was enacted by the Board of Pharmacy permitting (not requiring) pharmacists to dispense hormonal contraceptives without prescriptions. There are multiple steps involved, however: the pharmacist must conduct a patient interview along with a patient screening questionnaire, check or review a recent blood pressure, select the appropriate product, and communicate with the patient's care provider.

July 12, 2016

Support During Difficult Times 

July 1, 2016

Medical Records release now $26

(price includes $1 postage for mailed requests)

June 13, 2016

Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace Training

Additional Counseling Drop-in

In response to the tragic events in Orlando impacting many in our community, Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) has added addition drop-in hours to support students at our satellite location at Chavez 150

June 4, 2016

I have had the same roommate for two years and consider her a good friend of mine. I know this semester has been hectic, but my roommate tends to use this as an excuse for snapping on me. She does this to other people as well, ‘Ive noticed. Should I say something to her? Or Ignore it. What are ways I can be supportive of her through really stressful times?

May 9, 2016

UPDATE: Orthopedics, Podiatry, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation have moved back to the Tang Center, effective June 2017

 BEAR WITH US! We are redesigning our space to enhance team-based care.

April 29, 2016

I shaved the sides of my hair this semester (I’m a girl) and am nervous about my conservative family and community because I don’t know how they will react. I can always buy a wig (?) but want to practice being more confident while sporting my new do. Any advice for helping me prepare to handle the inevitable criticism? I love my family but know that we hold very different views. Is there anyway to reach a middle ground?

April 27, 2016

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, PartySafe@Cal celebrated their second annual "World Class Awards" recognizing indivuals, groups and departments that have been highly effective in building safer alcohol and party practices at UC Berkeley. 

April 16, 2016

I’ve been dating a guy who is nice to me but I think he just wants sex. It’s confusing because I’ve dated other guys who only want physical and will make that clear, but this guy is still nice to me. How can I determine if he’s only in it for the physical?