Social Services


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



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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.  

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.