Patient Care Support Services
Our Patient Care Support Services Department is comprised of Registered Dietitians, Health Educators and Nutritionists. We provide a variety of educational and health promotion services.
Programs are located at Family Health Centers of San Diego sites across the region in order to better serve you! Please download our brochure for more information.
No referral is needed to access Patient Care Support Services.
Call today: (619) 515-2526
Educational Programs and Services Available:
- Diabetes self-management education
- Health education
- "Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids"
- Let's Prevent Diabetes Program
- Tobacco Cessation Program
- Toddler health, safety and nutrition (12 to 36 months)
Tobacco Cessation Program
Break the habit and live healthier! We offer group classes that support your decision to quit smoking. Five sessions, lasting 50 minutes each, include topics on behaviors and activities that can help break the smoking habit. View our English and Spanish fliers for more information. For additional resources and support, consider contacting California Smokers’ Helpline, which can assist you in developing a quitting plan that’s right for you by working one-on-one with a trained telephone counselor. Text messaging and online help also available! Services are available in multiple languages. Visit www.nobutts.org or call 1-800-NO-BUTTS to get started or learn more.
Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids
This weight management program helps kids 2 to 18 years old and their families increase their knowledge and acquire skills to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Families will learn about food groups, how to read labels, meal planning, healthy school lunches and snacks, setting a physical activity plan and more! Click here for more information.
Toddler Nutrition Education (12 to 36 months)
The first few years of life are very important for a child’s overall health and development. During these years a child will experience physical, social, emotional and educational growth, which requires proper nutrition, adequate rest and physical activity. These sessions will provide information on nutrition, safety, care and resources for parents during these critical years.
Diabetes Self-Management Education
Increase your knowledge and acquire skills to manage diabetes and related conditions! Learn about the disease process, reducing risks and related acute complications, blood glucose monitoring, healthy eating strategies, a safe physical activity routine, methods to increase adherence to medication and techniques to manage the negative physical and emotional impact of diabetes.
Through individual counseling sessions, you can increase your knowledge and acquire skills to manage chronic diseases and other health-related conditions. These sessions cover the disease process, reducing risks and related acute complications, healthy eating strategies, setting a physical activity routine, increasing medication adherence and healthy coping techniques. You may benefit from our program if you live with one of the following health conditions:
- Underweight or Overweight/Obesity
- Eating Disorders
- Kidney Disease
- Gastrointestinal problems or other chronic conditions
Let’s Prevent Diabetes Program
Through this CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, participants will learn, laugh, share stories, try new things and build new habits – all while lowering the risk to develop type 2 diabetes and improving overall health. A specialized Lifestyle Coach will facilitate discussions and help make the program fun and engaging. During these group classes, participants will learn to eat healthy without giving up the food they love, ways to increase physical activity, deal with stress and cope with challenges that can derail your hard work.
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