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Health education

At Santa Clara Family Health Plan, we are dedicated to helping our members stay healthy. We partner with a number of agencies within the community to provide health education classes and programs that best meet the needs of our membership.

How to get Health education

All classes and programs are provided at no cost to Santa Clara Family Health Plan members. To sign up for a specific class, call the organization listed below. You can also sign up by logging in to the mySCFHP member portal.

Scroll down to see the full list of classes and programs that are available. Login to the mySCFHP member portal to see which classes and programs you can sign up. Some classes are only available to Medi-Cal or Cal MediConnect plans.

If you have questions or need help, please call Customer Service and ask for Health Education. Or email healthed@scfhp.com.

Need help in your language?

Or need an interpreter to come with you to the class? Visit Need Help in Your Language page for more information.

Health Education programs and information

Chronic Disease Self-Management

Asthma education—Camp Superstuff

  • Organization: Breathe California
  • Description: A summer camp for children that blends asthma education with traditional summer camp activities. Participants learn how to manage asthma, recognize and avoid triggers, and learn how and when to take medicine.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 6–12 years old
  • Flyers: EnglishEspañol | Vietnamese
  • Phone: 1-408-998-5865

Asthma education—In-Home Assessment

  • Organization: Breathe California
  • Description: A specialist from Breathe CA will do a walk-through of your home and assess for opportunities where you can improve air quality. They might point out possible hazards like mold, dust, and pet dander, and will give you recommendations on how to improve air circulation.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Age range: All ages
  • Phone: 1-408-998-5865

Diabetes and nutrition counseling

  • Organization: Indian Health Center
  • Description: Group diabetes classes or one-on-one counseling with a Registered Nurse, Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator or Certified Health Education Specialist.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Age range: All ages
  • Phone: 1-408-445-3400, ext. 1039

Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Organization: YMCA/The Health Trust
  • Description: A one year-course with a trained lifestyle coach that will focus on healthy eating, increasing exercise, and overall maintaining healthy behaviors that can prevent Type II Diabetes.
  • Language: English
  • Age range: 18+
  • Visit SCFHP's Diabetes Prevention Program page for more information on how to sign up.

"Better Choices, Better Health"

  • Organization: The Health Trust
  • Description: Designed to give participants with one or more chronic health conditions (such as but not limited to diabetes, obesity, arthritis, high blood pressure, lung disease, depression, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, and cancer) the skills to manage their health and stay active. Offered once a week for 2.5 hours for 6 weeks.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, and Mandarin
  • Age range: All ages
  • Flyers: English | Español | Tiếng Việt
  • Phone: 1-408-961-9877

Counseling & Support Services

Stress Management, Anger Management, Parenting/Co-parenting in a group setting

  • Organization: ACT for Mental Health
  • Description: Services include group classes for mental health needs such as stress management and anger management in the group or family setting.
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Age range: All ages
  • Phone: 1-408-287-2640

Exercise & Fitness

Summer Swimming Lessons

  • Organization: Camden Pool, Mayview Pool, Rotary Ryland Pool, and Fair Pool
  • Description: Swimming lessons are offered from June–August. Swim passes are available for recreational swimming. Members can quality for either swim lesson or swim pass per season.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 6 months to 18 years
  • Login to the mySCFHP member portal to sign up for this Health Education program. Or call Customer Service

Open Gym

  • Organization: Indian Health Center
  • Description: The Fitness Center has equipment such as ellipticals, treadmills, recumbent bikes, dumbbells, and an assortment of strength and cardio machines.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 13+
  • Phone: 1-408-445-3400, ext. 3851

Nutrition & Weight Management

"10 Steps to a Healthier You"— Family Nutrition Education

  • Organization: Healthier Kids Foundation
  • Description: A three-class series for parents that focuses on integrating healthy lifestyles within their homes to prevent or reduce childhood and adolescent obesity.
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Age range: All ages
  • Flyers: English | Español
  • Phone: 1-855-344-6347

Weight Watchers (now called WW Wellness Works)

  • Organization: WW Wellness Works
  • Description: SCFHP offers meeting vouchers as well as an e-tools voucher code to members. Each voucher is good for one weekly meeting. For participants under the age of 18, a doctor's note is required. The doctor must include patient's 3-month weight loss goal and BMI.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 13+
  • Login to the mySCFHP member portal to sign up for this Health Education program. Or call Customer Service.

Healthy Living Day Camp

  • Organization: YMCA
  • Description: Summer camp offered from June to August. Children will participate in camp activities and learn about healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 5–16
  • Phone: 1-408-351-6403

Parent Education

Positive Discipline

  • Organization: Edifying Lives
  • Description: Positive discipline education to parents and caregivers. Please visit their website to see a list of topics covered through each 9-class series. Child care is provided.
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Age range: All ages
  • Phone: 1-408-899-6145

Prenatal Education

Childbirth Preparation

Breastfeeding

Infant Care

Infant/Child Safety

Infant/Child CPR and First Aid

Sexual Health

STD & HIV Testing Services

  • Organization: The Crane Center
  • Description: Free, low-cost, anonymous and confidential HIV and STD testing.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Age range: All ages
  • Flyers: English and Spanish available upon request
  • Phone: 1-408-792-3720

Smoking Cessation

Ash Kickers

  • Organization: Breathe California
  • Description: 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.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Age range: All ages
  • Flyers: English
  • Phone: 1-408-998-5865

More information

Vaccinations

Vaccinations aren't just for flu season. They are important to stay healthy all year long. You may need vaccines based on your age, health conditions, or lifestyle. Ask your doctor at your next checkup if you are up-to-date on vaccinations.

Visit Center for Disease Control (CDC) to get all the facts on vaccinations at any age.

Pregnant women and their partners should get Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Whooping Cough) and flu vaccines to help protect their unborn child.

You can get your flu shot from your doctor or from most chain pharmacies. Find a complete list of participating pharmacy locations here.

Welltopia

Visit Welltopia by DHCS—a site run by the California Department of Health Care Services. Welltopia is a great place to find tips about nutrition, physical activity, quitting smoking, relieving stress, and more!