Health Education - VA Long Beach Healthcare System
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VA Long Beach Healthcare System


Health Education

Healthy Living Matters. Prevention Works.

Patient Education Resource Center (PERC)

The PERC is currently closed due to COVID-19. 
Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bldg. 165, Room C212


  • Open access computers for health information searches, resume writing, job search, check email, download VA forms, access eBenefits.
  • MyHealtheVet registration.
  • Staff is available to assist in health information searches.
  • Visit the Veteran’s Health Library online for Health Education Materials!

Classes, Support Groups, and Consultations

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Download our Health Education Classes Catalog to find classes and groups available to you.

Clinical staff begins the patient education process at the time of admission, continues during the hospital stay, and at discharge. Our goal is to provide a hospital environment where patients continually receive updated health information, are able to ask questions about their health, and can enjoy in our facility.  Ongoing health education is provided during regularly scheduled outpatient clinic visits. Family and employees are welcome to attend many of these classes.

Courses focus on many different topics including:

  • Diabetes
  • Weight Management (MOVE)
  • Pain/Chronic Pain
  • Quit Smoking
  • Memory, Concentration and Thinking Skills
  • Services for Women Veterans
  • Healing Touch
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga


Mobile Apps for Veterans   
VHA Health Videos on YouTube   
Calendar of Events   
Veteran’s Health Library   
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention  


Sonika Ung, Ph.D.
Interim Veteran’s Health Education Coordinator