Mental and Physical Health

Tang Center
2222 Bancroft Way #4300

The Tang Center (University Health Services) provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance, and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress, and injury on studies and work.

  • Medical Services (510-642-2000) include primary and urgent care, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory, international travel, specialty, immunization, optometry, and physical therapy.

  • Social Services (510-642-6074) include support for alcohol and other drug treatment and education; chronic medical conditions or new diagnoses; eating disorders and body image counseling; nutrition; pregnancy resources and referrals; relationship violence, stalking, or other violence; sexual health; sexual violence; and transgender/gender identity counseling. Social Services also coordinates the university's Medical Withdrawal process.

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (510-642-9494 or 855-817-5667 after hours) includes short-term individual and couples counseling; crisis drop-in for urgent concerns; group counseling; workshops; evaluation and follow-up for psychiatric medications; career counseling and assessments; outreach and consultation; online resources; and referrals for longer-term counseling. CAPS also provides individual drop-in and scheduled counseling at satellite locations around campus. CAPS drop-in hours in the Tang Center are from 10am-5pm Monday through Friday.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone: 800-273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

Crisis Text Line is a free, national, 24/7 support resource for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Berkeley Mobile Crisis Team
City of Berkeley Non-Emergency Police Department: (510) 981-5900

The Berkeley Mobile Crisis Team is a city resource aimed to reduce the impact of mental health emergencies through immediate response to crisis situations at the street-level and through coordination and consultation with local public safety organizations, hospitals and other community groups.

PATH to Care Center
24 Hour Care Line: (510) 643-2005 | Office: (510) 642-1988

The PATH to Care Center provides affirming, empowering, and confidential support for survivors and those who have experienced gendered violence, including: sexual harassment, dating and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual exploitation. PATH to Care provides immediate support, access to resources, and can help students navigate housing, medical, safety planning, academic accommodations, legal, and other university needs.

Berkeley Free Clinic
Phone: (510) 548-2570 | 2339 Durant Avenue

The Berkeley Free Clinic offers free limited medical care from lay healthcare workers and medical professionals. Services include acute primary medical care; TB testing; dental services; STI and HIV testing; hepatitis testing and counseling; Women's, Trans, and Gender-nonconforming persons services; peer counseling; vision services referrals; and more.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides a number of useful educational resources for family members and caregivers supporting someone with mental illness, students managing a mental health condition during college, and how to help a friend you are concerned about.