February 2022

2/1: Black History Month
2/14: Happy Valentine's Day!
2/14 - 2/18: National Condom Week
2/21: Presidents' Day (UHS Closed)
2/21 - 2/27: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Appointments available to UC Berkeley students on:

  • Tues, Feb 1
  • Wed, Feb 2 (lots of openings)
  • Thurs, Feb 3 (lots of openings)
  • Fri, Feb 4

Book your appointment on eTang. More information >

Check your HOF balance online through the Cal 1 Card office website. Funds need to be used by Friday, May 13, 2022.

Not sure what to use funds on? Here is a list of products available at the UHS Pharmacy.
UHS Schedule & Upcoming Closure Dates

  • February 1: UHS Full Services Begin (Most departments open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm, Saturday Urgent Care and Pharmacy are open from 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday are closed to in-person, telehealth appointments from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
  • February 21: UHS Closed for Academic & Administrative Holiday (Presidents’ Day)
  • March 21-25: UC Berkeley Spring Break Week
  • March 25: UHS Closed for Academic & Administrative Holiday (Cesar Chavez Day)
  • March 26-27: UHS Urgent Care Closed - Please see off-campus urgent care options.
  • May 7-8: Last Weekend Urgent Care open
  • May 30: UHS Closed for Academic & Administrative Holiday (Memorial Day)
  • July 31: SHIP 2021-22 coverage ends. For grads, please review our Insurance After Graduation webpage.

For assistance when we are closed, please see uhs.berkeley.edu/afterhours.
COVID Updates
New Resource for Students

Get a free mask at the ASUC

UHS Pharmacy Now Has OTC COVID Tests
  • The UHS Pharmacy is now selling Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test for $7 each. UC Berkeley students can purchase 2 per week.

PCR vs Rapid Antigen Test
  • There are different types of COVID tests. Most people will take either a diagnostic PCR test or a rapid antigen test. Each test helps in detecting COVID but in different ways. See our guide to understand the differences and when it is recommended to use a PCR test and a rapid antigen (at-home) test. 

Awaiting COVID test results or tested positive?
  • Our guidance has changed. Check out the new information about what to do if you are awaiting test results or if you've tested positive for COVID-19.

SHIP Insurance now covers at-home COVID testing kits
  • Starting on January 15, 2022, SHIP Insurance will pay for eight at-home COVID-19 tests per person, per month. Learn more >
Health Resources for the Black Community at UC Berkeley

Identity-based Group Counseling Sessions for Black and African American Students

  • BIPOC Womxn Healing Circle - Starts 2/1
  • Black Womxn's Sister Circle - Starts 2/14
  • BIMOC Black, Indigenous, Men of Color Healing Circle - Starts 2/15
  • BIPOC Queer Womxn's Support Circle - Starts 2/16
  • Queer Black and Students of Color - Harm Reduction Group
  • Learn more >

Health/Wellness & Sexuality Coaching with Black-Identified Professional Health Coaches

  • Wellness Health Coaching with Summer Jackson, MSW. Topics include healthy eating, exercise, time management, stress, etc.
  • Healthy Sexuality Coaching and Education with Robin Mills, MA. Topics include relationships, sexuality concerns & issues, sexual health & STI concerns, etc.
  • Learn more >

Let's Talk Drop-In Consultations Intended for Black and African American Students

  • Talk to Treajané Brown, MA on Tuesdays, 4 - 6 pm and Thursdays, 2 - 4 pm. Join via Wejoinin.
  • Talk to Amber Jaiza Jones, LCSW on Mondays, 11 am-1 pm. Join via Wejoinin.
  • Talk to Adisa Anderson, Ph.D. on Thursdays, 1:15 - 3 pm. Join via Wejoinin.
  • Learn more >
Healthy sexuality is an important part of overall wellness and means more than just sex, condoms and STI testing.
It involves feeling informed and empowered to express your sexuality in a way that is consensual, respectful, and informed, and—ultimately—personally enriches your life.

Services at UHS
  • Health Coaching: Individual sessions to discuss questions and concerns around sexual health and sexuality. Partners are welcome!
  • Sexual Health Education Program: Sexpert Education Clinic, free rapid HIV antibody testing, and sexual health outreach on campus.
  • Self-Service Through e-Tang: Order lab tests for STI/HIV testing, pregnancy testing, etc. Order contraception such as the pill, patch, or ring without an appointment.
  • UHS Pharmacy: Provides safer sex supplies and contraceptives at a reduced price for students.
  • Learn more >

Services provided are inclusive of all races/ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and levels of sexual knowledge and experience.
Self-Service Through the e-Tang Portal
  • Advice Nurse - If you are unsure how to get care or need medical advice, you can send a secure message via eTang to our advice nurse or call our 24/7 Nurse Advice line at (510) 643-7197
  • Birth Control - For birth control requests, you can send a secure message via eTang to the UHS Pharmacy
  • STI Testing - To order STI testing, you can self-book these by sending a secure message via eTang to the UHS Lab
  • Medication refills - Medication refills can be requested through the eTang portal if the prescription came from UHS.
  • Non-Urgent Questions to Primary Care (allow 3 business days for a response) - To send non-urgent questions to your primary care team: Log into eTang> select Messages > New Message > Click " Contact a member of my Primary Care Team". 
  • Questions about TB screening or vaccination requirements - If you have questions about TB screening or vaccination requirements: Log into eTang > select Messages > New Message > Click "Contact the TB/Immunization Team".
  • More information >