Medical

Get Protected - Sexual Health Care at Tang

If you're going to have sex, knowing how to protect yourself from unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections is essential.

While the only way to be 100% protected is to not have sex, there are many other things you can do to substantially reduce your risk, from having sex with one uninfected partner, to using condoms and other barrier methods correctly and consistently (every time!), to using birth control, to getting immunized against vaccine-preventable STIs.

Sexual Health Care at Tang

Healthy sexuality is an important part of overall wellness, and means more than just sex, condoms and STD testing.

It involves feeling informed and empowered to express your sexuality in a way that is consensual, respectful, and informed, and—ultimately—personally enriches your life.

Well Woman* Care and Gynecological Screening

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

Zika Virus Health Alert

Additional precautions and symptoms 

The risk of birth defects makes the travel advisories particularly strong for women who are pregnant or intending to be.  If travel is unavoidable, people should use approved mosquito repellents, screens, mosquito nets, and clothing that covers as much of the body as possible. For information on effective mosquito prevention options, click here.

New Student Checklist

Before you come to Berkeley, there are a number of ways you can plan ahead to avoid or minimize the complications caused by illness.  

Request/Need What to Do

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.

How to make a Primary Care appointment

Schedule a primary care visit, our most general appointment type, if you have a new problem or concern requiring evaluation, to follow-up from prior visits, need STI testing, wish to request a referral, or need to establish care with your primary care provider to manage ongoing medical issues.

Primary Care

Students can use the medical services at the Tang Center just as they would their regular doctor's office and urgent care center. Our facility is fully accredited, staffed by licensed and/or board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, a nutritionist, and nurses.

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.

Pharmacies in the East Bay

Emergency Contraception

Please check the Emergency Contraception Pharmacy Program for help with locating a participating pharmacy that provides emergency contraception without a prescription.