Monthly Student Newsletter

October 2023

UHS October 2023 Calendar

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Drop-in Flu Shot Clinics at UHS

Get the flu shot, not the flu! Drop-in flu shot clinics will be available to UC Berkeley students at UHS from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. on the following dates. Free for students with SHIP, $40 for those without SHIP. Please bring your Cal 1 Card.

  • Thursday, October 5
  • Friday, October 6
  • Thursday, October 19
  • Friday, October 20
  • Monday, November 13
  • Tuesday, November 14
  • Monday, November 20
  • Tuesday, December 12
  • Wednesday, December 13

Plus: If you have an appointment at UHS between now and October 31, 2023, and would like to get a flu shot while you are here, you can stop by the lobby where we are hosting drop-in flu shots for students. Costs same as above.

Please note: Our drop-in clinics operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is a possibility that we may have to close the clinic or conclude registration ahead of schedule if our capacity is reached.

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Join UHS for Group Counseling This Fall 2023!

Why join a group counseling session? Many students benefit from counseling in a group format where common concerns can be explored. Plus UHS group counseling sessions are FREE for all registered UC Berkeley students and do not require health insurance.

Not sure if group counseling is for you? Check out these other options: 1) Let's Talk Consultations, 2) Individual and Couples Counseling, 3) Career Counseling, 4) Health Coaching, or 5) Nutrition Counseling

To learn more, please visit

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Ending Fatphobia at the Gym Workshop - Oct 10

Join weight discrimination expert, UC Berkeley alum, and author of The Body Positive Journal and You Have The Right To Remain Fat, Virgie Tovar, for "Ending Fatphobia at the Gym" on Tuesday, October 10. This workshop will incorporate a short talk on weight neutrality and ending toxic fitness culture at the gym as well as a group dialogue and gentle movement. Wear comfortable clothes. RSVP to attend >

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Self Service Through the eTang Portal

As a UC Berkeley student, you may need to reach out to University Health Services (UHS) from time to time and the eTang portal is the best way to get in contact with UHS departments. The portal allows you to:

  • Get medical advice from your clinician or the advice nurse
  • Schedule most medical and health education appointments
  • Transfer/refill prescriptions regardless of insurance plan
  • Order lab tests without an appointment (e.g. STI, TB, and pregnancy tests)
  • Order contraception such as the pill, patch, or ring without an appointment

Learn more about how to use the eTang portal on our website.

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Urgent Care Options (When UHS is Closed)

Below are a few options available to you when UHS Urgent Care is closed. All centers listed are in-network providers for SHIP, meaning that SHIP will reimburse a portion of the fees incurred after the co-pay.

Hospital Emergency Rooms ($250 co-pay with SHIP - waived if admitted)

Non-Emergency Urgent Care Centers ($50 co-pay with SHIP)

  • Carbon Health, 2920 Telegraph Ave, #Suite 100, Berkeley CA 94705. Phone: (510) 686-3621. Urgent Care is open every day, 9 am-7 pm.
  • John Muir Urgent Care, 3100 San Pablo Avenue, Ste. 300, Berkeley. Phone: (510) 985-5000. M-F 8 am-8 pm, Sat & Sun 8 am-2 pm, and Holidays 9 am-3 pm.

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Partying Safe on Halloween

If you are planning on partying this Halloween, check out the Party Safe Toolkit to help you keep a fun night from turning into a scary situation.

Test it before you take it: Access free Fentanyl Test Strips (FTS) on campus and beyond.

Student Safety: Save these numbers in your phone!

Learn more about Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) resources at

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