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About Us


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
  • Tobacco-Free
  • 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:

  • Ask your doctor to refer you to us


  • Call our department at 408-885-5436 and leave a message with your:
    • Medical record number (MRN)
    • First & last name
    • Language preference
    • Best contact number

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


(408) 885-5436

Healthier Living Program


(408) 885-2486



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.



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

Gentle yoga for patients with cancer and chronic conditions to reduce stress, calm the mind, and improve overall wellbeing

    Prenatal Yoga

    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