Health Promotion

Health Coaching

Health coaches support you through the process of defining and achieving your health and wellness goals by creating a sustainable and achievable action plan.

Please be advised that coaching sessions are not a substitute for medical appointments. Coaches cannot diagnose or treat medical issues, or authorize medical tests. More than one visit is possible.

Take a Class with Us

Taking a Public Health course is a thought-provoking way to learn about health while also earning academic credit.

Whether you want to learn more about particular health topics or are exploring a career in public health, we have classes that will hone your critical thinking skills and underscore the power of prevention in health care.

Academic Courses

Health Promotion staff serve as instructors of several general enrollment courses for Cal students. Below are courses we have offered in recent years; see...

Pet Hugs

Pet Hugs brings therapy dogs to campus to positively impact mood, stress and connection for students, staff and faculty.

In partnership with the Animal Rescue Foundation, UHS coordinates a Pet Hugs event once a month. Popular with many students and campus and community members, we have overheard comments like:

"My day just got better." "I've been so stressed out. I feel a lot better now." "I miss my dog so much. I love being able to pet this puppy."

If you missed an event, get a...

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing

Testing is free and anonymous with results provided in 30 minutes.


The Sexual Health Education Program's Sexpert Education Clinic conducts rapid HIV antibody testing for Cal students and community members. Testing method is a blood-based finger prick test.

Dates

All 12-3pm in Health Promotion on the 2nd floor of UHS.

9/24/21

10/29/21

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Meet the Health Promotion Staff

Health Promotion The UHS Health Promotion team promotes a campus environment that supports the ability to thrive physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. They educate and advocate for optimal health, from personal wellness improvement to institutional and policy change. Our Health Coaches, Robin and Summer, provide 45-minute coaching session that will help you make simple changes in your lifestyle that support your overall health, as well as your personal and academic success...

Cannabis

Recent policy changes in a number of states legalizing cannabis for medical and/or recreational use suggest a shift in societal attitudes and perceptions around cannabis. University Health Services takes a harm reduction approach to all substance use, including cannabis. See this Cannabis handout for more information.

Policy and Legality

In November 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64 legalizing recreational use...