Member and community events

Blue Shield Promise Medi-Cal provides various free events and classes for its members. Come join us at one of our informative presentations to learn about your health, your care, and our special programs.

Health education classes and programs at local hospitals

Our Health Education team can help you find a class near you. Call Customer Care and ask for the Health Education Department.


Los Angeles: (800) 605-2556 (TTY: 711), 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
San Diego: (855) 699-5557 (TTY: 711), 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday

Blue Shield Promise in your community

Event description Date Location

Spring Valley Teen Center Back to School Jam

Join the annual Spring Valley Back to School Jam. The free event will offer tables full of supply giveaways, arts and crafts activities, a rock wall, a video game truck, free haircuts and more! No reservations required; no entry fee.

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
838 Kempton St.
Spring Valley, CA

P4S South Bay Summer Festival 2023

This free community event will feature tabling and resources by community-based organizations, free food, dance performances, live music, and an immersive youth space for teenagers. There will be fun for the entire family!

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
3020 Coronado Ave.
San Diego, CA 92154

Back to School Bash

Imagine LA's Back-to-School Bash is an all-ages family fun event with free backpacks & school supplies for every youth! Get ready for family care packages, haircuts, live music, games & prizes, food, inspiring speakers, and more to celebrate a successful 2023-2024 school year!  

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

540 South Commonwealth Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Xavier The X-Man's® 21st Annual Cruise for the Cause

Welcome to the 21st year of Xavier The X-Man's Cruise for the Cause, annual FUNdraiser car show & shine to benefit the Emilio Nares Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides free transportation services to help children battling cancer and their families. This free car show will feature hundreds of vehicles, live entertainment, fun activities for the kids, vendor booths and more.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Otay Ranch Town Center
2015 Birch Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91915

YMCA Back to School Event

Families will receive backpacks and school supplies at this free back to school event. Call (323) 588-2256 for more information.

4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

5000 Slauson Ave.
Maywood, CA 90270

Be Social Back to School Event

This free community event will be a day filled with services, resources, and activities for the whole family. Free school supplies and backpacks, health screenings, haircuts, boxes of food, and family friendly activities. 

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Salt Lake Park
3401 E. Florence Blvd.
Huntington Park, CA 90255

City of Bell Gardens Back to School Event

The Resource Fair will include a variety of family and youth resource booths including free health, dental, and vision screenings. The event will also consist of fun activities for school-aged children. School supplies will be available to Bell Gardens students enrolled in grades Pre-K through 12th (while supplies last). 

10 a.m. – 1 p.m
Veterans Park
6662 Loveland St. Bell Gardens, CA 90201


Annual Black Breastfeeding Week Celebration

TCelebrate Black Breastfeeding week by picking up a "Swag Bag" to support breastfeeding among Black communities in San Diego. Black Breastfeeding Week was created to bring awareness to the racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. All are welcome to join the celebration to learn more and provide support for Black breastfeeding families. For more info, visit

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

5880 Skyline Dr.
San Diego, CA 92114


This calendar is updated monthly.

For questions about this calendar, please reach out to Theodosia Gallegos. 

Health education materials

Our health education brochures provide you with information on how to stay healthy and manage your conditions. Brochures are available on the following topics: alcohol and substance use disorders, asthma, alternative medicine, diabetes, family planning, pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenting, high blood pressure, nutrition and weight management, immunizations, smoking cessation, and many more.

Learn more about Preventive Health Guidelines
Preventive Health Guidelines, English (PDF, 230 KB)
Preventive Health Guidelines, Spanish (PDF, 163 KB)

Blue Shield Promise Medi-Cal's Community Programs

Our participation in the Medicare and Medi-Cal programs gives us many opportunities to interact with our communities and connect with the people who can use our help.

Health Care Options: (844) 580-7272  {TTY: {800) 430-7077}, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. — 6 p.m. 

For information on Blue Shield Promise plans for your health care, call the Department of Health Care Services at (800) 430-4263 {TTY: (800) 735-2922}, or visit

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