AMBULATORY HEALTH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT (AHED) NEWS
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Ambulatory Health Education Department (AHED) stopped all in-person classes.
Please note, these virtual/telephone classes are subject to change as AHED is currently assisting with COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
For now, we only offer telephone and video visits for the following programs (Microsoft Teams app is required for video classes):
- Healthier Living
- Maternal Health & Baby Education
- Labor Preparation
- Successful Breastfeeding
- Mother & Newborn Care
- Gentle Yoga (Microsoft Teams app is required.)
- Prenatal Yoga (Microsoft Teams app is required.)
We will re-start in-person classes when it is safe to do so.
To sign-up for our FREE health education programs:
For more details, please click on each program link on the left-hand side.
Please continue to check our website often for updates.
Welcome to the Ambulatory Health Education Department (AHED). At our department, we believe that health should be the first priority!
We offer FREE health education and wellness classes to all Santa Clara Valley Medical Center patients who are seeing a primary care provider. Classes are in English and some are in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Hindi.
All programs are designed to help you feel better, prepare you for any changes, and improve overall health, so you can lead a full and meaningful life.
Ambulatory Health Education Department empowers our patients to be actively engaged in maintaining their well-being by providing high quality health education services that reflect the needs of our diverse community.
We improve lives of patients through collaborative partnerships to cultivate the most sustainable and healthiest community in the world.
Hours & Phone numbers
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
Healthier Living Program
We provide health education and wellness classes to help you improve your overall wellbeing.
All classes are offered FREE of charge to all Santa Clara Valley Medical Center patients who are seeing their primary care provider and some community clinic partner’s patients. Primary care providers can be medical doctors, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants.
Please call our department at (408) 885-5436 on weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm for more information about our classes and programs and to schedule a class. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a detailed message with a call-back number. Your call will be returned within 24 hours.
HEALTH EDUCATION & WELLNESS CLASSES
Maternal Health & Baby Education
- Preparing for childbirth
- Successful lactation
- Understanding Mother/Newborn Care
- Infant CPR
- Lactation support group
- Labor & delivery tour
- Prenatal Yoga
Stay Tobacco and Smoke Free
- Tobacco free formal class (includes Nicotine Replacement Therapy distribution)
- Stay tobacco & smoke free support group
- Free CA quit smoking hotline resources
Gentle yoga for patients with cancer and chronic conditions to reduce stress, calm the mind, and improve overall wellbeing
Safe and gentle yoga for pregnant women, focusing on stretching, strengthening , and deep relaxation to prepare mother and baby for birth and for all stages of pregnancy
Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions
6-week workshop that helps patients manage their chronic conditions and symptoms better