National Eating Disorder Awareness Week begins Monday, February 25 and runs through Sunday, March 3. Tang dietitians have a great list of events to help spread awareness including free drop-in nutrition counseling, food and body positivity tabling, and a body positivity speaker event at Tang. Connie Sobczak, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Body Positive and author of Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (And Quiet That Critical Voice)! will speak at Tang on Friday, March 1 from 12-1pm. Registration encouraged. Open to all! Connie’s talk, Embodied, will focus on how to create a world where people value their unique identities and are liberated from self-hatred so they can optimize energy and intellect to make positive changes in their lives, communities, and beyond.
Reminder to take advantage of the Tang Pharmacy and our discounted over-the-counter items and sexual health products. Generics are $0 with SHIP and $10 without. Additionally, the new Wellness Vending Machine in the RSF has a variety of safer sex options (as well as cold care items and school supplies) available whenever the RSF is open.
Tang Center Urgent Care — When the Unexpected Happens
Regardless of insurance, UC Berkeley students have a $35 co-pay for visits to Urgent Care. Have an injury? Too sick to wait for an appointment? Need immediate care on the weekend? Our Urgent Care center is a drop-in clinic for sudden, serious and unexpected illnesses, injuries or conditions requiring medical attention, like fractures, joint dislocations, deep cuts and lacerations. If you’re ever feeling badly, go to Urgent Care right away. Don’t wait until the end of the day! We also have weekend hours on Saturday 9:30 am – 5 pm, and Sunday 11 am – 3 pm. If you are not sure about your health concern, call the Advice Nurse (510) 643-7197.