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Health Education

Gold Coast Health Plan's (GCHP) Health Education Program is committed to helping you stay well. We work with local clinics, providers and hospitals to provide quality health education resources to members.

No prior authorization is necessary for members to attend health education and health promotion activities. Call for more information about programs and materials.

To refer a member, fill out the Health Education Referral Form (English and Spanish).

Health Education Resources

Health education materials are available in English and Spanish. All materials are free of charge to members. To request materials, call 1.805.437.5718.

Alcohol Use and Your Health

Drinking too much can harm your health. Don't drink at all if you are younger than 21, are or may be pregnant, or if you have health problems that could be made worse by drinking. Below you can find information on alcohol use intake.

Asthma Resources

It is important to keep your asthma under control. Members may download an asthma action plan to fill out with their doctor. The asthma action plan helps you know what to do if your condition changes.

Breast Cancer Resources

Breast cancer can cause changes in how the breast looks or feels. Different women have different warning signs for breast cancer. Mammograms can find breast cancer early as some women do not have any signs or symptoms at all. A woman may find out she has breast cancer after a routine mammogram. Find a clinic near you for mammogram screening:

Breastfeeding Resources

Getting ready for the birth of your baby is an exciting and busy time. One of the most important decisions you will make is how to feed your baby. Deciding to breastfeed, if you can, can give your baby a great start in life. Below are resources to help you in your breastfeeding journey.

Cervical Cancer Resources

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in women over 30 years of age. Screenings can help prevent cervical cancer. When cervical cancer is found early, it is most likely treatable and linked to a long and good quality of life.

Childhood Obesity Resources

Obesity in children can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. These resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can help you and your family make healthy changes:

Child Immunizations

Staying up to date on your child’s shots is important. Talk to their doctor about these recommended vaccinations:

  • 2023 Recommended Vaccinations for Children (7-18 Years Old) (English and Spanish)
  • 2023 Recommended Vaccinations for Children (Birth-6 Years Old) (English and Spanish)

Chlamydia Resources

Learn about the signs and symptoms of Chlamydia, how to prevent it, and how to treat it:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Chlamydia Resources (English and Spanish)
  • Health Library Resources (English and Spanish)

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Do you have a chronic health issue? A chronic health issue is one that lasts for a long time. This includes arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, depression, obesity, pain and more. Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) invites you to join the free Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). The program can teach you how to control and manage your symptoms.

Diabetes Resources

Diabetes Prevention Program

Getting healthier and losing weight is even easier now. Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) has teamed up with Solera to bring you a diabetes prevention program designed with you in mind. When you sign up, you’ll get health education information to make healthier food choices, move more, and lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. And it’s available at no cost to you! Don’t miss out.

Join other GCHP members who have already gotten started on their health journey. Please see the COVID-19 Information page for telehealth tips for using phone and video.

For other health concerns, call the GCHP 24-Hour Advice Nurse Line toll-free at 1.877.431.1700. If you use a TTY, call 711. For all other questions, call GCHP Member Services at 1.888.301.1228 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays). If you use a TTY, call 1.888.310.7347.

Did you know?

  • One in three people are prediabetic.
  • Losing 5% to 7% of your weight lowers your risk.
  • Participants who lose weight have more energy and sleep better.

Get started with these three easy steps:

  1. Take a health quiz: Complete a short quiz at (English and Spanish) or call 1.888.305.6008, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST. If you use a TTY, call 711.
  2. Pick your program: Choose an online-only program from a leading health solution or a community group.
  3. Get your tools: Get an activity tracker,* receive a wireless scale (with online programs), and help from a health coach.

*For participants who complete four weeks of activity meeting Diabetes Prevention Program guidelines. Applies to select models; limited to one per person. Solera Health reserves the right to substitute an alternate tracker.

High Blood Pressure Resources

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is blood pressure that is higher than normal. High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so routine testing is the only way to stay on top of your blood pressure.

Nutrition Resources

Getting healthy foods and eating well is vital for your well-being. Eating many fruits, veggies, grains, proteins, dairy, and water can help. Here are some resources to help you get healthy foods and make better food choices for you and your family.

Families Grow Healthy with WIC! Flyer (English) / Families Grow Healthy with WIC! Flyer (Spanish)

Ventura County Health Care Agency (VCHCA) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Information

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Oral Health Resources

Contact Us

Lupe Gonzalez, PhD, MPH
Director, Health Education, Outreach and Cultural & Linguistics Services

Fax: 1.805.437.5134

Cultural and Linguistic Services

Visit the Interpreter and Translation Services page for more information.