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!
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 domestic violence and mental health conditions impact many individuals in our community, as well as their families and loved ones. We provide support to VEBA Members through access to individual and group counseling and customized programs that can put individuals on a path to healing and recovery. Additional resources can be found here.
Full Service Gym
Did you know the VRC offers a full service gym completely FREE to VEBA Members? Come get a great workout with state of the art cardio machines, free weights, locker rooms, showers and more!
Meet with a Care Navigator 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 is a caring and safe environment that supports VEBA Members as they define their path to well-being. Everyone’s healthcare journey is unique, so we help our Members find the resources that work for them. The VRC is centered around each Member.
Most health care systems are designed for efficiencies, which does not give people the space they need to explore their most pressing issues. At the VRC, we look at chronic disease more often as the symptom of greater underlying challenges, as opposed to the singular challenge to solve. Our team of providers helps identify those challenges and personalized, holistic approaches to healing.
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.
The VRC makes accessing resources easy through:
- On-Site and Off-Hour Appointments
- Telephonic Counseling and Support
- No-Cost Childcare When at the VRC
- Financial Assistance
- Transportation Support
- Community Resources and More!
In-person resources at the VRC include:
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 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 Building, Open Gym, In-Person Classes, Tours, 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.)
If you are not sure if you are a VEBA Member, please contact VEBA Advocacy at 888-276-0250.
How can MEMBERS access VRC services?
The VRC engages with Members both on-site at 5520 Ruffin Road, San Diego, 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.