Health Education

NEMS’ Health Education Department works closely with NEMS patients and staff as well as other community health agencies. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, early detection and treatment through individual and group counseling sessions. The Health Education Department also publicizes all of NEMS’ services and special programs through participation in radio and television news programs, newspaper articles, health fairs, screenings, and health-related literature and audio visual materials.

Located at Chinatown and Portola clinics in San Francisco and Eastmoor clinic in Daly City, NEMS’ Health Promotion Room and Health Information Desk offer a space for members and their families to find health education resources. Health education classes and events are held throughout the year.

Patient health education resources in English, Chinese, or other languages are also available on Education page.


Optimal nutritional status is essential for good health at all ages. If you are under a NEMS provider’s care, our nutritionists (registered dietitians) are available to provide one-on-one nutrition consultations tailored to your needs. Nutrition classes are also available to members.

Social Services

Health maintenance sometimes requires assistance in solving problems arising in your finances, employment, and housing, or in adjusting to life in a new environment. Our culturally-sensitive and experienced social workers can help you or your family obtain these services. We can assist you in applying for programs such as Medi- Cal, Healthy Kids, CalFresh (Food Stamps), CalWORKS and more. The Social Services Department also provides form completion, interpretation, and referral services.