Social Services

Eating Disorder and Body Image

Eating disorders are a common problem on college campuses.

Do you think your eating or exercise is getting out of control? Are you concerned about a family member or friend who seems underweight, is restricting food intake, overexercises or vomits after meals? Tang Center offers the following services that can be of help.


The UHS nutrition team provides regularly scheduled free nutrition events on and around campus:


Social Services provides individual counseling, group counseling, and consultation.

Academic Adjustments and Medical Withdrawals

For academic adjustments related to emotional or psychological issues, please speak directly with your counselor/psychiatrist in Counseling and Psychological Services or Social Services. If you are not in treatment at UHS, we are unable to document your situation.

Social Services and Nutrition Updates

Services Available

Brief counseling model has been adjusted to meet the immediate needs of students and to preserve the health of students and staff.

All initial visits with counselors are by phone or video. 

New to Social Services? - Students who need support and do not have an assigned counselor should leave a voicemail at (510) 642-6074 to schedule a phone or video appointment.

Follow Up Appointments - Students who have scheduled follow-up appointments should check their secure messages for updates from their counselor.  


The UHS registered dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education for any UC Berkeley student.


Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical nutrition visits are offered for students with nutrition-related health concerns or conditions, including:

  • Eating disorders and disordered eating
  • Underweight, overweight, and obesity
  • Elevated cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Diabetes or pre-diabetes

Medical nutrition appointments will be offered via phone or video during Fall 2020. To schedule an appointment, leave a voicemail with Social Services at (510) 642-6074.

About Social Services

specialty, compassionate counselingSocial Services is comprised of a team of multidisciplinary and multicultural professional counselors, dietitians and support staff. 

The Social Services staff will assess a student’s immediate needs, whether they are medical, academic, legal, emotional, financial, or family-related.