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University Health Services (UHS) provides comprehensive medical, mental health and health promotion services to all Cal students and a variety of occupational health services to faculty and staff. UHS also provides services to staff at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Berkeley campus visiting scholars and spouses/domestic partners of Berkeley students may also use UHS on a fee-for-service basis. Note that a limited number of other categories of UCB and UC students, families and staff also are eligible to use all or some UHS services for varying time periods. The appointment office at (510) 642-2000 will help you verify eligibility. Spouses, domestic partners and other eligible non-student groups pay fees-for-service, which are higher than student fees. Also see Eligibility schedule: Time period that UHS services are available to students.

Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community.

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

A comprehensive counseling center, staffed by psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists, offers individual and group counseling, and includes a complete career counseling center. The health promotion unit offers programs and services for keeping students healthy and safe, including many opportunities for students to get involved in shaping the public health of the campus.

General information/
faculty & staff
UHS provides for faculty and staff:
  • An occupational health clinic and program, including the campus ergonomics program
  • CARE Services counseling and referral program
  • Career counseling and career development workshops
  • Health*Matters wellness program
  • Workers' Compensation and Vocational Rehabilitation

Medical care is limited to staff and faculty members who have been injured or become ill on the job. For more details, visit the Faculty/Staff Programs page.

Accreditations and staff information University Health Services is a fully accredited health care facility. Our clinicians are licensed and/or certified in their respective fields. Members of the counseling and nursing staffs are state licensed professionals. All the professional staff undergo continuing education as required by their professional licenses. UHS operates an inhouse continuing medical education program that recently was named by the California Medical Association as the best among 600 such programs in the state.

The following is a list of our accreditation and licensing:

UHS employs over 300 people, including physicians, psychiatrists, consulting medical specialists, nurse practitioners (nurses with advanced training), registered nurses, pharmacists, health educators, PhD psychologists, social workers, and other health and Administrative professionals.

In addition to paid staff, approximately 400 Cal students participate in UHS peer, intern, and volunteer programs. Over 50 community volunteers donate over 7,000 hours a year.

UHS Strategic Plan Our Vision: A healthy campus community that is an inspiring place to learn, work and live.

To learn more about our mission, vision, values and strategic directions, please visit our online strategic plan.

Patient Rights & Responsi-bilities In addition to the online version of the Patient Rights and Responsibilities (PDF), the document is posted throughout the Tang Center. Printouts are available at the Information Desk in the lobby.

Note that the Patient Rights and Responsibilities document contains two sections, one for all patients, and a section for Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) members.

For further information about patient privacy policies, see Notice of Privacy Practices.

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