Parents & Community

Welcome Cal Parents, Community Members and Friends

"We are fortunate to have high-caliber, nationally recognized health and counseling services on the Berkeley campus. Parents can rest assured that we are dedicated to helping students pursue their academic goals in an optimal state of health, and that all students have access to treatment and prevention services that promote physical, emotional, and social well-being." —Claudia Covello
Executive Director
University Health Services

Included here are links to information about health and insurance services here at the Tang Center, as well as some topics of interest not only to parents, but to other members of community as well. Do not hesitate to call or email if you have questions.


See our "Real Parents, Real Answers" video series on managing money, setting expectations and communicating with your student:


Request What to Do
About UHS-Tang Center Read a general overview of Tang and all it has to offer. Also see Meet the Medical Staff and Meet the Counseling Staff. Click here to see a video tour of Tang.You may also be interested in our Strategic Plan.
Access to medical care See Appointments: Medical, Counseling, Urgent Care.
Alcohol/drug treatment and prevention See Campus Alcohol Policies and Resources.
Career counseling See Career Counseling for Students and Career Counseling Public Program.
Contact information See Contact Info for Tang Center phone numbers and feedback options for questions, comments and complaints.
Health insurance
requirements for students
See Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) from UHS, including Frequently Asked Questions. Click here for information for Berkeley Students who are Kaiser members.
Hepatitis B enrollment requirement Hepatitis B vaccination is required as a condition of enrollment. See Hepatitis B Requirement.
Immunization recommendations for students See Immunization Information.
New students See Tang Center's Important Information for New Students.
News from the
Tang Center
See News on the home page.
Self-care; staying
healthy while at Cal
See Online Health Topics for educational handouts and links on a variety of topics related to college health.
Services at Tang See the comprehensive list of Tang services for students at Student Services A-Z.
Support and giving to UHS Tang Center See Giving to UHS.
Supporting Your Student See Help When Stress Turns to Distress, and How to Support with the Transition to College (pdf)
Tour Visit our Tang 101 video for new students.
Twelve-step meetings (AA, etc) See Twelve-Step Programs On or Near Campus for the current schedule of meetings.


Additional campus resources for parents:


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