University Health Services, at University of California, Berkeley | Fact Sheet


About University Health Services (UHS)

UHS logoUniversity Health Services is a fully accredited health care facility serving the entire campus population – students, faculty and staff. Its clinicians are licensed and/or certified in their respective fields. UHS physicians are board certified specialists. Members of the counseling and nursing staffs are state licensed professionals. All the professional staff undergo continuing education as required by their professional licenses. UHS operates an in-house continuing medical education program that recently was named by the California Medical Association as the best among 600 such programs in the state.

University Health Services reports to Associate Vice Chancellor – Business and Administrative Services Ron Coley, who reports to John Wilton, Vice Chancellor – Administration and Finance.


Students – all registered students

  • Advice Nurse
  • After Hours phone assistance
  • Clinical Laboratory
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Health Promotion
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Radiology
  • Social Services
  • Specialty Clinics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Student Health Insurance Plan
  • Urgent Care
  • Volunteer programs
Faculty/Staff – all staff

  • CARE Services employee assistance
  • Career counseling
  • Disability Management Services
  • Eldercare counseling
  • Ergonomics@Work
  • Health*Matters worksite
  • wellness
  • Health Net provider (UCB and
  • UCSF)
  • Medical consultation to research labs
  • Occupational Health services
  • Work/Life programs
Campus and Community

  • Behavioral risk assessment and consultation
  • Campus health
  • initiatives
  • Crisis planning, response and recovery
  • Flu shot clinics
  • Health screenings and awareness events
  • Infectious disease management
  • International Travel
  • Care


  • Students eligible for services at UHS: all 35,838 undergraduate and graduate students
  • Students enrolled in SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan): ~22,000
  • Faculty/Staff enrolled in Health Net who selected UHS as their provider: 430

All UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff have access to services (see above). All students may utilize University Health Services, regardless of their insurance carrier. Students are not assigned a Primary Care Provider, but may request–and are encouraged–to choose their provider. Students enrolled in SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) are covered by Anthem Blue Cross for major medical, Delta Dental for dental, and UC Berkeley School of Optometry for vision. All University of California students are required to have health insurance. Students at UC Berkeley are automatically enrolled annually into SHIP with the option to waive out with proof of comparable insurance.

Annual Visit Statistics 2009-10

Medical Visits, 62,422
Mental Health Visits, 22,939
Physical Therapy, 7,355
Lab Tests, 83,770
Radiology Exams, 3,816
Prescriptions Filled, 56,365
Student Health Education Outreach, 47,614 contacts
Employee Health Education Outreach, 2,689 contacts
CARE Services Outreach and Consultations. 920 contacts
Ergonomics@Work Consultations. 89
Flu Clinic Visits, 6,066


UHS is a responsive, integrated and inclusive organization that:

  • Delivers the highest quality health and counseling care, specializing in meeting the needs of students, faculty and staff
  • Provides leadership to identify issues that impact the health of the campus and collaborates with campus and community partners on public health and community-based strategies
  • Promotes healthy personal choices and an environment that facilitates health and wellbeing
  • Provides expertise in crisis planning and response to minimize disruption and support recovery for individuals and the campus
  • Protects the campus community by minimizing the impact of injury, illness, and emotional distress and financial risk through provision of insurance services


UHS employs over 300 people, including physicians, psychiatrists, consulting medical specialists, nurse practitioners (nurses with advanced training), registered nurses, pharmacists, health educators, PhD psychologists, social workers, and other health professionals.

UHS’ accreditation and licensing

  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
  • American College Health Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • International Association of Counseling Services (IACS)
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) program
  • California State Board of Pharmacy
  • California Medical Association (Continuing Education Program accreditation)
    April 2011

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