September 2021
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Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events at University Health Services (UHS)!

Spotlight: Group Counseling - Some CAPS counseling groups are focused on common concerns while other groups offer an opportunity for students with a shared identity to gather and connect in community. Join today!
New Student Resources Webpage!

We have updated our student resources webpage on the UHS website. The webpage now lists many of the UHS resources available to you as a UC Berkeley student plus quick links, department FAQs, and ways to get involved at UHS.

Check it out and let us know what you think!
Activate CA Notify
on Your Phone

CA Notify is a free service that allows you to find out if you were exposed to COVID-19.

You can also notify others if you test positive, while remaining anonymous. Your personal information is never collected, so you and those around you can stay safe. Activation is easy, visit website for more info.
UHS Fall 2021 - Hours of Operation
UHS Fall Hours of Operation have now started! We are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. UHS Weekend Services (Urgent Care, Pharmacy, and Lab) are open from 10 am - 4 pm. Upcoming closure date: Monday, September 6 - Academic and Administrative Holiday (Labor Day).

Berkeley SHIP 2021-22 Benefits and Updates
The SHIP 2021-22 Coverage periods are Fall 2021: August 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021, and Spring 2022: January 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022.

Please note the benefit changes for 2021-22:  
  • Deductible: $450 for individuals; $1,350 for families 
  • Covered medical expenses incurred for the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and pre/cervical cancer with network providers are not subject to the deductible, copay, or coinsurance. Note: prescription drugs are not included in this new benefit. See the benefit summary for prescription co-pays.
  • Travel assistance benefits are provided through Academic Emergency Services. See this handout for more details. 

New students: Be sure to check out our SHIP FAQs and How to Use SHIP.

If you have any questions about SHIP, please send a secure message through the eTang portal. You can also call the SHIP office at (510) 642-5700 or e-mail at [email protected]. Please do not send personal health information through email. Use eTang for secure messages.
Get Your Over-the-Counter Products at the UHS Pharmacy
The UHS Pharmacy carries a variety of over-the-counter medications, contraceptives, and general products at discounted prices for UC Berkeley students with no prescription required. Here's a list of sample products:

  • Antihistamines: Loratadine (Claritin) Tabs 10mg
  • Sore Throat: Halls - Honey Lemon
  • Contraceptives: Trojan ENZ, Lubricated
  • Testing Supplies: Oraquick In-Home HIV Test
  • Pain Relievers: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Tabs 325mg
  • Vitamins: Women’s Daily Vitamin
  • Miscellaneous: Blistex Lip Balm, Purell Hand Sanitizer, etc.

Make a Positive Impact on Campus Health with SHAC!
Interested in student health? Do you want to voice the health issues of your communities?

University Health Services is looking for both undergraduate and graduate / professional students to join the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). SHAC fosters an organized dialogue among students, communities, and the UHS Assistant Vice Chancellor and senior managers about student health and well-being needs. Members consult and provide feedback on accessibility, health care programs and services, and emerging student needs.

The SHAC application period is due no later than Thursday, September 10, 2021. Questions? Contact SHAC student coordinator at [email protected].

Apply to become a UHS Health Worker (at Stern, New Sequoia, and CKC)!

The Health Worker Program at UHS is looking for three new health workers. The applicants must live at either Stern, New Sequoia, or Clark Kerr Campus. Health Workers are student peer educators who serve in the residence halls, fraternities, and sororities to provide health education services on-site. Time commitment is 8 hours a week and health workers receive 2 P/NP Group Study Units PH197.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until all open positions are filled. Apply now!

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or contact Karen Hughes, Program Coordinator, by email at [email protected] or phone at (510) 643-9073.
Water Made This - Social Media Campaign!

Attention UC Berkeley students: We are raffling off two $50 campus restaurant gift cards each week between Sept 20-Oct 31, 2021. To enter, create an Instagram post during the campaign period sharing how water is part of your plan to stay well at UC Berkeley. Use hashtag #WaterMadeThis and tag @BeWellCal. Each week, we will pick one post at random, as well as our favorite post to share.