November 2022

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Upcoming Events at UHS

  • 11/1: Native American Heritage Month
  • 11/6: Daylight Saving Time ends
  • 11/8: Flu Vaccine and COVID Booster Clinic at UHS
  • 11/11: UHS CLOSED - Academic and Administrative Holiday (Veterans Day)
  • 11/13 - 11/19: Transgender Awareness Week
  • 11/14 - Cooking Challenge Recipe Deadline
  • 11/20: Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • 11/21: Flu Vaccine and COVID Booster Clinic at UHS
  • 11/24 - 11/27: UHS CLOSED - Academic and Administrative Holiday (Thanksgiving)
  • 11/25: Native American Heritage Day
  • 11/29: Drop-in Nutrition Counseling (virtual)

View UHS Calendar >

Cooking Challenge - Win a $75 gift card!

Calling all UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty: The UHS Nutrition team has partnered with the Basic Needs Center to host a cooking challenge in support of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

We are looking for your best student-friendly recipes. Multiple winners will be chosen and receive a $75 gift cardSubmit your recipe by Monday, November 14. The winner will be announced on Friday, November 18.

Learn more >

Immunizations Available at UHS

Daily Walk-in Flu Shots at UHS: If you find yourself at UHS for an appointment or a pharmacy pick-up, etc., you can stop by the Lobby and get a flu shot, no appointment is needed. Flu shots are free for students with SHIP, and $40 for those without SHIP (the Cashier can provide you with a receipt for submitting to your insurance for reimbursement). Additionally, we have a few remaining flu shot clinic dates (Drop-in clinic hours 9-11:30 am and 1-4 pm) on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, and Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. More info >

Daily COVID Booster Appointments: Students can now book a COVID booster shot for any day in November. Book an appointment on eTang. Appointments will open a week ahead of time, so check back frequently. Free for all UC Berkeley students regardless of insurance. More info >

Free Mpox Vaccines by Appointment: Mpox vaccine appointments are available on Wednesdays during the month of November. Mpox vaccines are free and appointments can be booked on eTang. More info >

Mind & Body: Exercise is Medicine on Campus

Why engage in physical activity? There is clear evidence that regular physical activity can:

  • benefit mood
  • aid sleep
  • reduce academic stress
  • help treat chronic disease
  • bolster immune response to illnesses
  • reduce the symptoms and severity of depression and anxiety

The UC Berkeley Exercise is Medicine (EIM) team wants to help you start moving by providing the following:

Beginners are encouraged to reach out! Talk to the team about possible barriers to getting started and our amazing team can share possible opportunities to explore.

Learn more about EIM >

UHS Resource Spotlight: Transgender Care

Did you know? UHS has an interdisciplinary transgender care team that includes primary care providers, mental health clinicians, a care manager, a psychiatrist, an insurance specialist, and medical assistant support staff. The team's goal is to ensure trans and gender non-conforming students receive the highest quality care in a supportive, respectful space. Key services include appropriate cancer screening, STD screening, hormone therapy, and coordination of care and outside referrals.

Learn more >

Mental Health and Wellness Series for Native Students

Join UHS Mental Health Senior Clinician Raquel Castellanos Miller, LCSW for a Mental Health and Wellness Series made especially for Native students at UC Berkeley. This informational mental health series combines roundtable discussions, handouts, information, and time for Q&A. Events are from 11 am to 12 pm on Thursdays at the Native Community Center in Anthony Hall. Free regardless of insurance!

  • November 3, 2022 - Distress Tolerance and Emotional Regulation Tools: DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Tools to Manag Distress and Stressful Emotional Responses
  • November 10, 2022 - The Impact of Relationships on our Mental Health: Healthy Relationship Tools
  • November 15, 2022 - Gloomy Weather and Mental Health: Tips to Optimize Wellness
  • November 21, 2022 - No Group This Week
  • December 1, 2022 - Depression, Stress, and the Holidays
  • December 8, 2022 - Self-Care Tips During Finals and Winter Break (The last meeting for the fall semester)

Free drop-in consultations for Native American / Indigenous students are also available. 

Learn more about UHS Mental Health Services >