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Advising & Wellness

Advising and Counseling

Bridge scholars have direct access to a breadth of professional advisors and counselors, allowing the scholars to make meaning of new experiences, clarify values and priorities, and manage the intersection of academic, social, and personal demands.

College Advising

Scholars meet with advisors from their academic college to better understand graduation requirements, course planning, major selection, and research and internship opportunities.

Entrance and Exit Appointments

Scholars meet at least twice with an assigned Bridge advisor to discuss academic, personal and social adjustment. Scholars may contact the appropriate office below:

• Athletic Study Center (scholar athletes)
• Educational Opportunity Program (EOP scholars)
• Incentive Awards Program (IAP scholars)
• Undocumented Student Program (undocumented scholars)

Service hours are Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm.

Personal Counseling

Professional therapists from Counseling and Psychological Services provide free, confidential support around family or relationship issues, coping with personal crises, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, etc. Drop-in and by appointment services are available at two locations: 150 Chávez Center and the Tang Center (2222 Bancroft Way).

Service hours are Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm.

Health and Wellness

Health Services

Scholars have access to health care via the Universtiy Health Services Tang Center, whether or not they have health insurance. Some services are already covered by summer session fees; others may require a co-payment.

• Primary Care: appointments for non-urgent concerns, e.g. colds, joint pain, sexual health concerns, skin disorders, etc. ($15 co-payment)
• Urgent Care: drop-in service for urgent medical problems, e.g. sudden, serious or unexpected illnesses or injuries ($30 co-payment)
• Specialty Services: pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, and on-site specialists (co-payment varies)
• Counseling: individual counseling around family and personal relationships, sexual orientation and identity, body image, etc. (five free sessions)

Service hours are Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm; after hours assistance is available.

Recreational Sports Facility (RSF)

All scholars have access to the RSF, which features a pool, weight rooms, basketball and other courts, cardio machines, rowing machines, martial arts, group exercise classes, and much more. Membership fee is $10; this fee is waived for EOP, Mastercard, and USP scholars by following these instructions:

• Go to myrecreation.berkeley.edu; select "Memberships"
• Find "Summer Bridge 2016-17" and click "Login Required"
• Log in with your CalNet information, complete profile, and agree to waiver, then proceed to "Checkout"
• Upon checkout, you will receive a receipt confirming your membership

Service hours are Sunday to Thursday from 6am to 1am; Friday from 6am to 11pm; and Saturday from 8am to 11pm.

Accommodations

Disabled Students' Program

Scholars with disabilities, learning differences, and/or chronic conditions are urged to request DSP services in order to work with their Disability Specialists during Bridge and the academic year. Service hours are Monday to Friday from 8am-noon and 1-5pm.