St. John’s Community Health Education Department provides bilingual (English and Spanish) health and wellness programs for patients and the community, including:

  • Shots for Kids
  • Immunizations
  • Home Generated Sharps Collection
  • Natural Family Planning Orientation
  • Healthful Living with Diabetes Classes
  • Foot Disease Screenings for People with Diabetes
  • Low Cost Health Screenings
  • Blood Sugar Screenings
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Adult Diabetes Support Groups
  • Energizers Walking Program
  • Exercise Clinics
  • Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
  • Wellness Clinics (at various Senior Centers throughout Oxnard)
    and more!

Classes and Events

The Community Health Education Department at St. John’s Hospitals offers a variety of classes, events and outreach programs for you and your family. Whether you’re in need of health screenings, free or low-cost immunizations, support groups or educational offerings, we’re here to help.

Health Ministries

St. John’s Health Ministries Program provides bilingual (English and Spanish) health and wellness programs for community members.

The Basic Needs Program serves the poor and disenfranchised in the community. The Parish Health Ministries serve the congregations of different faiths in the community to provide health and wellness programs at the parish level. Various programs and services are offered through these programs, including:

  • Hot Meals
  • Brown Bag Meals
  • Loan Assistance
  • Clothing Assistance
  • Holiday Programs (including Thanksgiving Food Baskets, Christmas Food Baskets and a Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program – pre-registration is required)
  • Parish Health Needs Assessments
  • Parish Health Cabinets
  • Parish Health Fairs
  • Health Screenings
  • Community Health Lectures

Healthy Beginnings

Are you pregnant? Do you have Medi-Cal? Are you Medi-Cal eligible?

If so, you are invited to enroll in St. John’s Healthy Beginnings Program, which offers health education, nutrition counseling, social services, vitamins and pregnancy and breastfeeding classes. We also offer pregnancy tests and help with Medi-Cal applications.

Make an appointment to enroll – your baby deserves a healthy beginning. Healthy Beginnings provides bilingual (English and Spanish) health and wellness programs for MediCal-eligible pregnant women in our community.

Chronic Condition Management

Are you or a loved one living with a chronic condition? St. John’s Healthy Living with a Life-Long Condition program is a free six-week program that offers health management and health improvement information and strategies for those living with a life-long condition, or those caring for someone with a life-long condition. The program will help you learn to:

Set achievable goals
Make daily tasks easier
Control your pain
Deal with fatigue, frustration and isolation
Start an exercise program and increase your energy level
Handle stress and relax
Eat well
Use medications effectively
Solve problems and meet personal goals
Talk to your doctor about your health
Work with others
Make choices about your treatment
For more information and to register, please call (805) 988-2865.


Getting your immunization is one way to avoid influenza (flu) and stay healthy. St. John’s has immunization clinics each fall throughout the community. Call us at (805) 988-2865 for a listing of immunization clinic dates and times.

Shots for Adults
Many adults have not received the recommended vaccinations to protect them against certain diseases. Low-cost Tetanus-Diptheria, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, and Hepatitis B immunizations are available at St. John’s.

Shots for Kids
Immunizations for children are offered through St. John’s Shots for Kids Program and are free of charge. There is no charge to assess immunization needs.