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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 and healthcare providers to provide health education classes and programs that best meet the needs of our members.

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 and let them know you are an SCFHP member with Medi-Cal or Cal Medi-Connect. Most classes do not need a referral from your doctor. 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. Some classes are only available to Medi-Cal or Cal MediConnect members. Medi-Cal members may have additional health education classes available at no cost through their provider network. Due to COVID-19 public health emergency, many classes are taking place virtually. Call Customer Service or email healthed@scfhp.com for more information.

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

High Blood Pressure - Education Class

  • Organization: Santa Clara Family Health Plan
  • Description: Join us for an interactive class to learn more about what high blood pressure is, how to use an at-home blood pressure monitor, and tips on managing the condition. Class led by a Registered Nurse or Certified Health Educator and offered once a month.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: All ages
  • To sign up, call Customer Service. No PCP referral required.

High Blood Pressure - Monitoring Program

  • Organization: Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
  • Description: 3-month program aimed for seniors with high blood pressure. Participants will receive a blood pressure monitor kit and learn how to accurately track and measure their blood pressure. Limited capacity.
  • Languages: English, Español, Tiếng Việt, 中文
  • Age range: 60+
  • call AACI directly at 1-408-975-2339. No PCP referral required.

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
  • Phone: 1-408-998-5865
  • To sign up, call Breathe California. No PCP referral required.

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
  • To sign up, call Breathe California. No PCP referral required.

Counseling & Support Services

Stress Management, Anger Management, Parenting/Co-parenting

  • Organization: ACT for Mental Health
  • Description: Services include group classes stress management, anger management and parenting.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Age range: All ages
  • Phone: 1-408-287-2640
  • To sign up, call ACT for Mental Health. No PCP referral required.

Exercise & Fitness

Summer Swimming Lessons

  • Organization: City of San Jose Aquatics Program
  • Description: Swimming lessons are offered from June-August at a variety of pools within San Jose. Limited quantities available.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 5 to 12 years old
  • To sign up, login to the mySCFHP member portal 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. Group fitness classes also available. Primary care provider (PCP) approval required.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 13 to 18 years old, Open Gym 18+
  • Phone: 1-408-445-3400, ext. 3851
  • To sign up, login to the mySCFHP member portal or call Customer Service.

Nutrition & Weight Management

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

  • Organization: Healthier Kids Foundation
  • Description: Healthier Kids Foundation offers free classes for parents and caregivers focused on Healthy Living by creating healthy habits as family. Classes are currently taking place over Zoom and provide parenting strategies around mealtimes, picky eating, bedtime, screens, and emotional regulation.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Age range: All ages
  • Phone: 1-855-344-6347
  • To sign up, call Healthier Kids Foundation. No PCP referral required.

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. SCFHP does not cover the cost of food.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 13+
  • To sign up, login to the mySCFHP member portal or call Customer Service.

YMCA Healthy Living Day Camp

  • Organization: YMCA
  • Description: Summer camp offered from June to August for children who are at high risk of developing Type II Diabetes. 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
  • To sign up, call YMCA. No PCP referral required.

Senior Wellness

Senior Wellness Program

  • Organization: Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
  • Description: Program promotes healthy active aging designed to foster health, wellness, independence and social engagement for the senior population.
  • Languages: English, Español, Tiếng Việt, 中文
  • Age range: 60+
  • call AACI directly at 1-408-975-2339. No PCP referral required.

Parent Education

Positive Discipline

  • Organization: Edifying Lives
  • Description: Positive discipline education to parents and caregivers. Topics include parenting styles, age appropriate correction, encouragement and communication, and more. Childcare is provided.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Age range: All ages
  • Phone: 1-408-899-6145
  • To sign up, call Edifying Lives. No PCP referral required.

Prenatal Education

SCFPH Baby Shower

  • Organization: Santa Clara Family Health Plan
  • Description: Join us for a virtual baby shower! Learn about SCFHP plan benefits like prenatal classes, breast pumps, what to expect at your prenatal and postpartum visits, newborn care and safety, and more! For more information or to sign up, visit Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: All ages

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, Español, Tiếng Việt
  • 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, Español, Tiếng Việt
  • Age range: All ages
  • Phone: 1-408-998-5865
  • To sign up, call Breathe California. No PCP referral required.

California Smoker's Helpline - Phone Consultation

  • Organization: California Smoker's Helpline
  • Description: Learn some tips and the get resources you need to quit the habit for good. No doctor referral needed. To sign up, contact the Helpline directly.
  • Languages: English, Español, Tiếng Việt , 中文
  • Age range: All ages
  • Phone: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
  • To sign up, call California Smoker’s Helpline. No PCP referral required.

More information

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!

Materials on this website are general health information. Always ask your doctor (or other qualified health care provider) for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For example, talk with your doctor first before trying something new, like exercise or a change in diet.