Center for Healthy Living, Kaiser Permanente San Diego
Kaiser Permanente offers numerous wellness classes and programs to KP members as part of their health plan at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Healthy Living.
Unless noted in the description, these programs do not require a fee; however, you need to be a member of Kaiser Permanente to participate. Click on any of the below topics for San Diego class descriptions or check the below links to view a calendar.
- WELLNESS COACHING BY PHONE
- TOBACCO CESSATION PROGRAM
- SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS – Mind-Body Wellness Stress Management-Snoring and Sleep Apnea – Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome- Sleep Well, Live Well- Headache Relief
- MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PROGRAMS -Pregnancy and Parenting, Breastfeeding, Infant CPR
- DIABETES PROGRAMS Pre-diabetes and diabetes education
- HEART HEALTH PROGRAMS
- LIFE CARE PLANNING
Center for Healthy Living CALENDAR
WELLNESS COACHING BY PHONE
Kaiser Permanente members may receive motivational coaching over the phone by a licensed health educator for a specific health goal. They have five topics to choose from: Eating Healthy, Being More Active, Losing Weight, Quitting Tobacco, or Being Less Stressed. The coaches assess the member’s readiness and individual goals and then provide motivation and accountability through the mail (regular or e-mail) and every other weekly calls from their coach. There is no time limit on how long it takes for the member to achieve their goal and members may choose to work on as many of the topics, one-at-a-time, as they like. To get started, call Wellness Coaching by Phone (866) 862-4295
TOBACCO CESSATION PROGRAM
Freedom from Tobacco
One of the best things you can do for your health is to quit tobacco. Freedom from Tobacco starts with an orientation session where you will receive an overview of medications and resources that are available to help you quit. Then the following six-session program (1.5 hour sessions) will help you to set a quit date, quit tobacco, and support you to stay quit. You will learn successful, easy techniques for dealing with cravings and temptations in a supportive group environment. The program will help you gain a better understanding of the routines and habits that stimulate your urge to smoke and you will explore continued support options for staying free from nicotine addiction. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS
Stress and Emotional Health
Self-awareness is a powerful way to maintain mind-body health. In this one-session class (2.5 hours), you will discover how your body, mind, and health are connected and begin to identify the causes of stress in your life. You’ll learn basic coping skills that will help you manage the stress in your life and minimize its effect on your health.
Medical science has made amazing discoveries about how our emotions and thoughts affect our health. In this six-session program you will become aware of the causes of stress in your life and identify the thought patterns and emotions that act like triggers for added stress. You will learn proven techniques for training your body to relax and let go of stress. Class meets for 6 sessions, 2 hours each session.
Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Live Well Sleep Well – Recovery from Insomnia
In this four-session (2 hours sessions) program you will learn the techniques and relaxation skills you need to recover a good night’s sleep. Discover techniques that work better than medications and have long-term results. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
It is possible to greatly reduce or possibly eliminate chronic headaches. In this class you will learn strategies, lifestyle tips, and dietary interventions that can help you avoid headaches and migraines. You can live a life with less pain. One, two-hour session. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
In this two-hour session learn the mechanics, symptoms, causes of pain, and risk factors of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Keeping yourself and others up through the night? Attend this one-session Snoring and Sleep Apnea workshop. You will learn the difference between snoring and sleep apnea, causes, risk factors, treatment options, etc. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
Preparing for Childbirth
Few events are more exciting, and raise more questions and concerns; than the birth of your baby. Make it a positive experience, by joining others to learn strategies and coping techniques needed to manage labor before you arrive at the hospital. Discover what to expect once you’re there; like medical procedures, epidurals, reasons for cesareans, and how to handle postpartum. This is a four session program that meets 2 ½ hrs each session; or you may choose a condensed, 7 hour Express session.
Experienced parents can brush up on their knowledge with a 3- hour Refresher class.
To register call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living at 619-641-4194. Best to register around the 6th or 7th month of your pregnancy.
Breast Feeding With Success
Your baby’s health begins with good nutrition and studies have shown that breastfeeding offers a number of health benefits to you and your baby. This class can get you started on developing good breastfeeding skills and help you breastfeed with confidence. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Wouldn’t it be nice if babies came with instruction manuals? This class just might be the next best thing. You’ll learn how to prepare for parenthood with useful tips on breastfeeding, bathing, diapering, car seat safety, protecting against Sudden Infant Death, Child/Infant CPR, and what to do about poisons. By the end of class you will be an expert on knowing what to do and when to call your physician. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Infant CPR – A Life-Saving Skill
Whether you’re a parent, babysitter, or family member, knowing what to do during an emergency can help you to save a life. This class will teach you cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for infants to one-year. You will also learn choking and safety guidelines and procedure. Children 12 years or older may attend with an accompanying adult. There is a fee for this course: member $15, additional guest: $10. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
HEART HEALTH PROGRAMS
Taking Care of Your Heart
Want to lower your cholesterol, but don’t know where to begin? This two-session class will help you understand how a heart-healthy diet, exercise, and other lifestyle strategies may help you avoid or discontinue medications for blood cholesterol. You’ll learn how blood cholesterol is connected to heart disease and how you can reduce your risk for disease. Sessions include help with label reading, shopping, meal preparation, and more. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Living Well with Heart Failure
You can live a full and enjoyable life by managing heart failure. Find out how to cope with the condition and feel better by learning about self-management, nutrition, and how to conserve your energy. One-session class. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Diabetes is a preventable disease. Even if you have a family history of diabetes or you already are having signs that you are resistant to insulin you can still make lifestyle changes that can stop the progression of the disease. Learn what lifestyle strategies you can do today to prevent diabetes in yourself and your family. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Living Well With Diabetes: Taking Care of Yourself
In this multi-session program you will learn the information you need to form healthy habits to manage your diabetes. Find out how to make the right food and physical activity choices that will stop the progression of this disease and avoid complications. You will learn how to monitor your blood sugars and medications. Four, two hour sessions. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Life Care Planning
This 2-hour workshop will help you plan for your future health care needs. You will have the opportunity to complete health care directives and will be provided with complimentary notary services for making your directives active. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.