Social Services

Events

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

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.

Eating Disorders

About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are behavioral conditions characterized by severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors and associated distressing thoughts and emotions. Although we don’t know exactly what causes eating disorders, genetics, trauma, and societal pressures all contribute to their development. People experiencing mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, or addiction, may engage in disordered eating as a way to cope. 

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Social Services offers a range of alcohol and other drug-related services, supporting a spectrum of harm reduction goals for individuals and our campus community.

There is no charge to get started, and all registered students can access services regardless of their insurance plan.

Self Care Resources

Below are some self care resources for anyone regardless of where they are on their self care journey.

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.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

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

  • Eating disorders and disordered eating
  • Elevated cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • The UHS Nutrition Team is aligned with the Health at Every Size philisophy & promotes a weight-neutral approach to health. Our dietitians are open to discussing patients' weight-related concerns but will not prescribe weight loss diets or meal plans.

Counseling

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

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.