Local Emergency and Urgent Care Centers (Off Campus)

All centers listed are in-network providers, meaning that SHIP will reimburse a portion of the fees incurred after the co-pay.

These clinics prefer payment up front but they will bill. Students should present an electronic version of their insurance card. See How to Use SHIP for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ordering refills

How do I get refills on my medication(s)?

Via eTang: For most efficient service, log-in to the eTang patient portal, click on ”Messages,” create a “New Message” requesting a refill/renewal from our pharmacy, and follow the instructions online.

Advice Nurse

If you have a medical question, need home-care advice, or are unsure about which services are best for you, speak with the 24/7 Advice Nurse by calling (510) 643-7197. You can also send a secure message online through the eTang patient portal.

Advice Nurse: (510) 643-7197 (available 24/7) or send a secure message via eTang

How to make a Primary Care appointment

Reasons for Primary Care Appointments

  • For new problems or concerns requiring an evaluation
  • Follow-up from prior visits
  • For STI testing
  • If you wish to request a referral or need to establish care with your primary care provider to manage ongoing medical issues.

How to make the most of your medical appointment

1. Build a relationship with your provider

Studies show patient satisfaction is higher and medical outcomes are better when patients choose a regular Primary Care Provider and maintain a relationship with them for their care. The Tang Center makes it easy! Choose your provider or learn more about our staff online on the Meet the Staff pages.

Gynecological Care and Screening

For general information about preventive healthcare at Tang, including recommended screening tests and immunizations and how to schedule, see the Preventive Health Page

Preventive Health

Preventive health focuses on wellness, health maintenance, and disease prevention.

It includes general counseling regarding healthy habits and practices, and specific advice and testing tailored to the individual depending on personal and familial health risks. Screening tests, health education, and immunizations are common examples of preventive care. Find out more about our medical home model.

Get Tested - Sexual Health Care at Tang

While learning about healthy sexuality may start with learning the basics about sex and sexual health, it should also include getting informed about your own status--by getting tested.

Half of all sexually active people will get an STI by the age of 25, and nearly half of all pregnancies are unplanned. And even though many STIs are treatable--or even curable!--if caught early on, most people with an STI don't have any symptoms at all, which means the infections can become more serious, and can continue to spread to new partners.

Recommended health screening exams + tests

It can be confusing to know which screening tests are needed at any given time in your life, and it is important to avoid unnecessary testing because they are less accurate when you are at low risk and can lead to unnecessary medical procedures with accompanying pain, anxiety, and even risk of complications.