AMBULATORY HEALTH EDUCATION

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Classes & Programs

*Please contact AHED for accommodations in other languages not listed below

To sign-up for any of our classes:

  • Ask your clinical providers to refer you to us

OR

  • Call us at 408-885-5436. If nobody is available to answer your call, please leave a message with the following information: 
    • Medical record number (MRN)
    • First & last name
    • Classes you are interested in
    • Language preference
    • Best contact number

*Please contact AHED for accommodations in other languages not listed below

Maternal Health & Baby Education 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer telephone visits for the following prenatal classes (available in English or Spanish): 

  • Childbirth Preparation
  • Successful Lactation
  • Mother & Newborn Care

Click here for the Maternal Health & Baby Education Program 2021 Flyer

TOBACCO-FREE

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we stopped in-person classes. For now, we only offer virtual visits for the Tobacco-Free class in English and Spanish. 

We will re-start in-person classes once it is safe to do so.

Click here for Tobacco Free Flyer - English and Spanish

HEALTHIER LIVING

To keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer free virtual Healthier Living Program workshops

To sign-up for our workshop, you may follow instructions at the top of this page, or you may:

  • E-mail us at [email protected]
  • In your e-mail, please write your:
    • Medical record number (MRN)
    • First & last name
    • Language preference
    • Best contact number

Click here for Virtual Workshop Flyer - English
Click here for Virtual Workshop Schedule 2021 Flyer -English
Click here for Virtual Workshop Flyer - Hindi
Click here for Virtual Workshop Schedule 2021 Flyer - Hindi
Click here for Virtual Workshop Flyer - Spanish
Click here for Virtual Workshop Schedule 2021 Flyer - Spanish
Click here for Virtual Workshop Flyer - Vietnamese
Click here for Virtual Workshop Schedule 2021 Flyer - Vietnamese

GENTLE YOGA

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we stopped in-person classes.
For now, we only offer the virtual Gentle Yoga class. We will re-start in-person classes once it is safe to do so.

Click here for the virtual Gentle Yoga class flyer

PRENATAL YOGA

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we stopped in-person classes. 

For now, we only offer the virtual Prenatal Yoga class. We will re-start in-person classes once it is safe to do so.

Click here for the virtual Prenatal Yoga class flyer- English
Click here for the virtual Prenatal Yoga class flyer- Spanish

NEW WELLNESS CLASSES

We now offer the following FREE virtual wellness classes!

  • Tai Chi
  • Mindful Meditation
  • Sound Healing
  • Qigong

Click here for Sound Healing flyer
Click here for Tai Chi flyer
Click here for Mindful Meditation Class flyer
Click here for Qigong flyer

Please continue to check our website often for updates.


Please note, the following in-person classes are currently on hold. You can read more about all our programs below:

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MATERNAL HEALTH AND BABY EDUCATION

We provide comprehensive maternal health & baby education for all pregnant women who deliver at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center by offering prenatal classes prior to their baby’s birth. We work closely with hospital nurses and health care providers to ensure that our patients will have a standard education and seamless care.

Currently, these classes are offered at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, VHC East Valley & VHC Gilroy clinics. Classes at VHC Sunnyvale will begin April 2019. These classes are offered in both English and Spanish and are taught by experienced Nurses and Health Educators.

Classes can also be scheduled during the prenatal appointment at the clinic. We recommend patients sign up for classes as early as 20 weeks of pregnancy. Partners are encouraged to attend.

PRENATAL CLASSES

  • Childbirth Preparation
  • Successful lactation
  • Understanding Mother/Newborn Care
  • Infant CPR
  • Lactation Support Group
  • Labor & Delivery Tour
  • Prenatal Yoga

LOCATIONS & FLYERS

Please check back at the end of 2021 for updated 2022 flyer.

For more information, please call (408) 885-5436 on weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a detailed message with a call-back number.


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STAY TOBACCO AND SMOKE FREE

Our department provides a patient-centered approach by working with your Primary Care Provider, Respiratory Care, Pulmonary Care clinics, and the Pharmacy. 

We offer a FREE Stay Tobacco & Smoke-Free program to all Santa Clara Valley Medical Center patients.  

To help you quit smoking, your provider may prescribe over the counter medications, such as, nicotine gums, lozenges, and patches, which you will receive FREE of charge when you attend the formal class. In addition, the class will include counseling from the nurse practitioner and the pharmacist.

STAY TOBACCO & SMOKE-FREE FORMAL CLASS

The formal class goes over the following topics: 

  • Impact of tobacco
  • Understanding the urge to smoke
  • Identifying urges and choosing coping strategies
  • Medication options
  • Your quit plan
  • Free resources

LOCATION

Valley Specialty Center (Building Q)
5th Floor, Suite 540, Room 5Q135

751 South Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

WHEN

Every 4th Monday of the month
12:30pm to 1:30pm (English)
2:00pm to 3:00pm (Spanish)

You may sign up for the class at your primary care clinic or call Ambulatory Health Education Department at (408) 885-5436 on weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm. 

STAY TOBACCO & SMOKE-FREE SUPPORT GROUP

LOCATION

Valley Specialty Center (Building Q)
Basement Conference Room, BQ160

751 South Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

WHEN

Every 2nd Monday of the month, 10:30am - 11:30am 

This is a walk-in support group, no registration is necessary.  Please invite your friends, family, and caregivers. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call (408) 885-2075.

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB*

LOCATION

Valley Specialty Center (Building Q)
Basement Conference Room, BQ160

751 South Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

WHEN

Every 2nd Monday of the month
11:45am to 1:30pm

*A support group for people with chronic lung disease and their loved ones

For more information, please call (408) 885-2075.

Click here for the program flyer


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GENTLE YOGA

This FREE supportive class is open to all Santa Clara Valley Medical Center cancer patients & survivors, patients with chronic conditions, and their caregivers. It can reduce stress, calm the mind, and improve overall well-being.

The class focuses on strength and flexibility, including learning about yoga postures and techniques for relaxation and stress reduction. All poses can always be modified to suit a patient’s needs.

LOCATION

Valley Specialty Center (Building Q)
Basement Floor, Room BQ204

751 South Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

DAY & TIME

Every Friday
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Please check back at the end of 2021 for updated 2022.


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PRENATAL YOGA

HEALTHY BODY & MIND FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY

This FREE class offers safe and gentle yoga for pregnant women, focusing on stretching, strengthening, and deep relaxation to prepare mother and baby for birth and beyond.

Meet other moms in a supportive environment. Open to all stages in pregnancy. For more information and to sign up for a class, please call our department at (408) 885-5436.

LOCATION

Valley Specialty Center (Building Q)
Basement Floor, Room BQ160

751 South Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

WHEN

Tuesday
9:00am - 10:15am

Thursday
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Friday
10:00am - 11:15am

Please check back at the end of 2021 for updated 2022 flyer.


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HEALTHIER LIVING

Healthier Living Program is an effective 6-session self-management workshop for people living with one or more chronic conditions. These classes are taught by patient leaders living with chronic medical issues who have been trained to help other patients. Each week you learn and practice useful skills such as how to:

  • Manage stress, anxiety, and pain
  • Think positively and practice relaxation
  • Engage safely and sleep well
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Develop coping skills and more

Classes are offered in English, Spanish, Hindi, and Vietnamese. For more information, please call (408) 885-2486.

BROCHURES

Healthier Living Brochure - English
Healthier Living Brochure - Spanish
Healthier Living Brochure - Vietnamese
Healthier Living Brochure - Hindi

CLASS SCHEDULE

Click here for the Healthier Living Program Class Schedule 2020


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SUPPORT GROUPS

FREE STAY TOBACCO & SMOKE FREE SUPPORT GROUP

LOCATION 

Valley Specialty Center (Building Q)
Basement Conference Room BQ160

751 South Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

DAY & TIME 

Every 2nd Monday of the Month
10:30am - 11:30am

Please invite your friends, family and caregivers. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, please call (408) 885-2075.

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB*

LOCATION

Valley Specialty Center (Building Q)
Basement Conference Room, BQ160

751 South Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

WHEN

Every 2nd Monday of the month
11:45am to 1:30pm

*A support group for people with chronic lung disease and their loved ones

For more information, please call (408) 885-2075.​


FREE LACTATION SUPPORT GROUP

A certified lactation specialist leads the group to support and help new parents with breastfeeding tips and techniques.

LOCATION

Valley Health Center Bascom
750 South Bascom Ave, Suite 140
San Jose, CA 95128

DAY & TIME

Every Thursday

MEETING

11:00am – 12:00pm

For questions about the lactation support group, please call (408) 885-5436.

Lactation Support Group Flyer (English/Spanish) ​