The VEBA Resource Center (or VRC for short) is a holistic health center dedicated to help VEBA members become the best versions of themselves. The goal of the VRC is to provide a safe, comfortable space where VEBA members can access the care they need, when and how they need it. We provide a wide range of classes, programs and services all tailored to a member’s unique situation. At the VRC, you have a partner in well-being. We work closely with our members to ensure they have access to what they need to live a healthy and balanced life!
The VEBA Resource Center now has 2 locations in San Diego! Visit our contact page for more info on locations and hours.
A diverse team of professionals supports VEBA Members in developing personalized plans so they can live healthy lives.
As part of a comprehensive program to improve physical and mental health, the VEBA Resource Center (VRC) provides Members with access to on-site services such as acupuncture, meditation sessions and group counseling.
The VRC meets Members where they are in their journey to healthy living through custom-tailored fitness programs. Health coaches work with Members to develop personalized programs and maintain healthy habits.
A healthy diet is key to good physical and mental health. The VRC offers nutrition counseling and cooking classes tailored to the individual’s needs. Members also receive support in overcoming their barriers for accessing healthy, affordable food.
The VRC recognizes that mental health conditions may impact many individuals in our community, as well as their families and loved ones. We provide support to VEBA Members through access to a variety of customized programs that can put individuals on a path to healing and recovery. Additional resources can be found here.
At the VRC – Kearny Mesa, we have a robust fitness center completely FREE to VEBA Members! Come get a great workout in our open gym with state-of-the-art cardio machines, free weights, a new recovery room, locker rooms, and showers!
The VRC – Kearny Mesa offers temporary childcare services to parents and guardians who are onsite and utilizing VRC classes or services. Our childcare program provides hands-on activities that foster friendship skills and creativity, encouraging children to explore and imagine as they play. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for your child(ren) with a fun, creative, and imaginative experience while you utilize the VRC.
When you fill out the form for an in-person class at the VRC – Kearny Mesa, you will have the option to select childcare. You can also submit a request for childcare here. You must register at least 48 hours in advance of when you will be on the premises for a class or appointment. If you have not registered 48 hours in advance, childcare may not be available.
Meet with a Care Navigator either virtually or at the VRC – Kearny Mesa to create a tailored health plan based on your unique story, values and experiences. Care Navigation includes:
• An integrated health and well-being assessment
• Guidance to find appropriate resources
• Motivation support and encouragement to help overcome obstacles
• Follow-up appointments (phone, virtual or in-person) to monitor your progress
Schedule your appointment today!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the VEBA Resource Center?
The VEBA Resource Center (or VRC for short) is a holistic health center developed to help VEBA members overcome obstacles and become the best versions of themselves. The goal of the VRC is to provide a safe, comfortable space where they can access the care they need, when and how they need it. We provide a wide range of classes, programs and services all tailored to a member’s unique situation. At the VRC, you have a partner in well-being. We work closely with employers as well as our individual members to ensure that our members have access to what they need to live healthy and balanced lives.
The VRC provides members with access to resources that aid in their mental, emotional, physical and social health. These resources include acupuncture and acupressure, meditation, yoga, access to Care Navigation, healthy cooking classes, financial workshops and more, and more! We provide support and encouragement without judgement.
What are some examples of personal resources?
A diverse team of professionals support VEBA Members in developing personalized plans so they can live healthy lives. Examples include Mental Health Support and Education, Movement, Stress Reduction, and Nutrition and Cooking.
What resources are offered by the VRC?
We believe that healthcare is not a one-size-fits-all. At the VRC, a team of professionals called Care Navigators supports Members in developing personalized plans for becoming their healthiest selves. As part of that process, our Care Navigators help VEBA Members identify, address and overcome personal barriers.
Resources offered through the VRC could include:
- Fitness, Nutrition, and Mindfulness Classes
- In Person and Virtual Appointments
- Access to Mental Health Services
- Help with Financial Planning
- Community Resources and More!
Why was the VRC created?
VEBA’s top priority is empowering our Members to become advocates for their own well-being. The current health care system is disjointed and does not put the individual at the center of care. By looking beyond symptoms to understand what’s really occurring with our Members, we can get to the root cause of chronic disease. This customized approach results in better care for our Members, higher quality health care and lower costs for their employers.
Who can use VRC resources?
VEBA provides health care and wellbeing benefits for education, municipal and public agency employees. VRC resources are available to VEBA’s nearly 150,000 Members from more than 65 public sector employers. Based on the specific need and service, VRC services may also be extended to family members and dependents.
The VRC Buildings, Gyms, In-Person Classes, and Care Navigation are only available to VEBA Members.
If you are not a VEBA Member, you can attend virtual classes and access our website resources (blog, recipes, etc.)
How can MEMBERS access VRC services?
The VRC engages with Members both on-site at VRC locations, as well as their employer site. Members get started on their personalized plans through attending a class on our VRC Calendar or by working directly with a Care Navigator. Depending on personal needs, the Member may access services at the VRC, virtually, and/or through our community partners.
What are the COVID-19 guidelines at the VEBA Resource Center?
- Per the California Department of Public Health, masks are strongly recommended for all persons, regardless of vaccine status.
- If you are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, stay at least 6 feet away from other people, especially if you are at higher risk of getting very sick with COVID-19.
- Stay at home if you are ill or tested positive for COVID-19.
- If you are not feeling well, or have tested positive (regardless of symptoms), please stay at home, monitor how you feel, and keep away from other while you rest and recover.
What is California Schools VEBA?
California Schools VEBA was started in 1993 through the combined efforts of school superintendents and representatives from the California Teachers Association and the California School Employees Association.
As a non-profit health care trust, the California Schools VEBA is required to invest all funds into improving Members’ health and well-being. As part of this commitment, the VEBA Board launched the VRC to improve on the quality and experience of our Members in their health journeys.
To learn more about VEBA, visit www.vebaonline.com.