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Health Education

At Santa Clara Family Health Plan we are dedicated to helping our members stay healthy and happy. We provide facts and services that enable people to understand and manage their health. We also partner with a number of agencies within the community to provide health education classes and programs that best meet the needs of our membership. Health Education services are designed to support our members in living healthier lives.

Services include:

All classes and programs are provided free of charge to Santa Clara Family Health Plan members. Before attending a class, be sure to fill out a Health Education Referral Form. If you require help in a language other than English, 24-hour interpreter services are available.

For more information about services provided by Health Education, please call 1-800-260-2055 or email healthed@scfhp.com.


Go to the Health Education Programs and Information section on this page for additional health education information.

 

 

 

Category
Program
Organization
Description
Languages
Age Range
Flyers
Chronic Disease Self-Management
Asthma Education
A variety of educational programs geared towards children and families about asthma and allergies.
English
 
 
Chronic Disease Self-Management
Asthma Education - Camp Superstuff
A summer camp for children that blends asthma education with traditional summer camp activities. Participants will learn how to manage asthma, recognize and avoid triggers, and learn how and when to take medicine.
English
6-12 years old
Chronic Disease Self-Management
Diabetes Counseling
Group diabetes classes or one-on-one counseling with a Registered Nurse, Registered Dietician/Certified Diabetes Educator or Certified health Education Specialist.
English, Spanish
All ages
 
Chronic Disease Self-Management
Nutritional Counseling
A Registered Dietitian or Certified Diabetes Educator provides nutrition education and cooking classes. Individual nutrition services are also available.
English, Spanish
All ages
 
Chronic Disease Self-Management
"Better Choices, Better Health"
Designed to give participants with one or more health conditions the skills to manage their health and stay active. Offered once a week for two and a half hours for 6 weeks.
English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin
All ages
Counseling &
Support Services
Group/Individual Counseling & Support, Stress Management, Anger Management
Services include counseling services for mental health needs such as stress management and anger management in the individual, group or family setting.
English, Spanish
All ages
 
Counseling & Support Services
Individual Counseling & Support
Services for patients of all ages and support for individuals and families. The department has programs and services in several languages and utilizes cultural sensitivity in their programs.
English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandrin, Tagalog
All ages
Exercise and Fitness
Summer Swimming Lessons
Swimming lessons are offered from June-August at the Camden and Mayfair Community Centers.
English
6 months to 18 years
 
Exercise and Fitness
Open Gym
The Fitness Center has equipment such as ellipticals, treadmills, recumbent bikes, dumbbells, and an assortment of strength and cardio machines.
English
13+
 
Nutrition & Weight Management
"10 Steps to a
Healthier You"
Family Nutrition Education
A 3-class series for parents that focuses on integrating healthy lifestyles within their homes to prevent or reduce childhood and adolescent obesity.
English, Spanish
All ages
Nutrition & Weight Management
Adult Weight Watchers
SCFHP offers meeting vouchers as well as an e-tools voucher code to members. Each of the vouchers is good for one weekly meeting. * Please note that this program requires a referral from your doctor.
English
18+
 
Nutrition & Weight Management
Teen Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers allows patients between 13-17 years of age with the following restrictions. Patients must have written medical permission from their doctor which includes the following:
- A 3-month weight goal
- Indication that BMI percentile is 95 or higher
* Please note that this program requires a referral from your doctor.
English
13-17 years old
 
Parent Education
Basic Parenting
Positive Discipline education to parents and caregivers. Please visit their website to see a list of topics covered through each 9-class series. Childcare is provided.
English, Spanish
All ages
 
Parent Education
Basic Parenting
Basic parenting classes in English and Vietnamese, covering topics such as early literacy, positive parenting, baby care, and classes aimed at fathers. Childcare is provided.
English, Vietnamese
All ages
Pre-natal Education
Childbirth Preparation
Taught by childbirth educators, participants explore options for childbirth methods. Classes may cover topics such as stages of labor, pregnancy changes, and delivery.
English, Spanish, Vietnamese
All ages
 
Pre-natal Education
Breastfeeding
Covers common issues that new moms face, including breastfeeding from preparation during pregnancy, through your hospital stay and the first few weeks at home.
English, Spanish, Vietnamese
All ages
 
Pre-natal Education
Infant Care
Basic infant care designed for expectant parents and caregivers
English, Spanish, Vietnamese
All ages
 
Pre-natal Education/Safety
Infant/Child CPR and First Aid
Learn how to perform CPR and/or first aid on infants. Practice steps, ask questions, and receive individual assistance.
English
13+
 
Safety
Car Seat Safety
Provides education and services to ensure that children are properly secured in car seats while traveling to prevent harm in case of a motor vehicle crash.
English, Spanish
 
 
Sexual Health
STD & HIV Testing Services
Free, Low-cost, anonymous and confidential HIV and STD testing.
English, Spanish, Vietnamese
All ages
English
Spanish
Available upon request
Smoking Cessation
Ash Kickers
This program helps smokers through various stages of quitting. The program also uses tobacco education, group support and tools for maintenance to help smokers kick the habit.
English, Spanish, Vietnamese
All ages
Smoking Cessation
No Butts
Free telephone counseling, self-help materials, and online help in six languages to help you quit smoking.
English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese
All ages
 

 

 

Health Education Programs and Information

More Information 
Customer Service - Medi-Cal and Healthy Kids - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F
1-800-260-2055
Customer Service - Cal MediConnect - 8 a.m., to 8 p.m., 7 days a week
1-877-723-4795
NURSE ADVICE LINE
1-877-509-0294