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General Department Information

Health Education Services

A positive attitude and a sense of well-being can make the difference in helping you to maintain your heath, prevent illness, and support you in an ongoing medical condition. Our health education goal is to be one of your personal resources of information in your own program of health maintenance.

Clinical Health Educators

Our clinical health educators (CHEs) are here to help you make lifestyle changes that fit well with who you are. They are present on each of the adult medicine modules and work closely with your doctor. CHEs provide personalized guidance for uncomplicated stress-related issues, managing chronic illness, tobacco cessation, weight management, and many other healthy living topics, including referral to other programs you might find helpful.

General Class Information

Class information is subject to change.  Unless otherwise specified, all Health Education classes are held at Kaiser Permanente locations and require preregistration. For specific date, time, location, registration, and fee information, please call the phone number listed with each class description.

 Fees and Cancellation Policy

Many classes are offered at no cost to Kaiser Permanente members; some have a fee as noted.  *Preregistration is required for most classes.  Classes fill quickly, so early registration is encouraged.  Cancellation and refund requests must be made with the Health Living Center at least five business days prior to the start of the class. Class fees are nontransferable.  Please call the Healthy Living Center to request a refund if you cancel your class online.
All classes are subject to change and may depend on your health plan coverage.  Only those who are preregistered will be notified of changes.

Health Education Center Stores

Searching for a special health care product at an attractive price?  At our Healthy Living stores, located in the Health Education Centers, you’ll find:

  • Books, CDs, DVDs, and videos
  • Ergonomic exercise products
  • Disaster kits and supplies
  • Children’s gift items
  • Breast pumps
  • And more!

Visit the Fremont, Hayward, and Union City Health Education Centers, or the Dr. Spencer Larsen Pediatric Health Education Desk in Sleepy Hollow. Allow some extra time to browse and look over the sale items.  See our locations and directions page for facility maps, hours, and driving directions.

Health Education Library

Kaiser Permanente members have the privilege of borrowing books, videos, and other health education materials from the libraries in Fremont, Hayward, and Union City Health Education Centers. A Kaiser Permanente card is required for library privileges.  Open to Kaiser Permanente members only.

How many items can I check out?

You can borrow up to two DVDs/videos and two books at one time. No charge.

How long can I keep these items?

– Books: 2 weeks
– Videotapes: 2 days
– CDs: 1 week

What if I want to renew my materials?

You may renew the materials by phone once if you need more time. Call 510-248-3455 for items checked out at the Fremont center or 510-784-4531 for items checked out at the Hayward or Union City centers.

What happens if the materials I borrowed are not returned on time or are damaged?

A one-time reminder notice will be sent to you for overdue materials. If the materials are damaged or
not returned, you will be charged the replacement cost of each item, which can range from $10 to $500,
and your borrowing privileges may be suspended. You may also be billed a $25 processing fee