Wellness & Prevention Center
Your health is your most valuable asset. Protect it by understanding your risk for disease and taking action to prevent problems that may impact your quality of life.
Health Risk Assessments
Understand your risk for developing disease and take steps to prevent it. Our health risk assessments are quick, easy, and free.
Select a risk assessment.
Free basic health screenings are held at various locations throughout Kern County. Must be over 18 years of age and health insurance is not required.
Find a health screening near you from the listing in our Classes and Events section.
Health and Wellness Classes
Learn about healthy eating, how to monitor blood sugar, manage medications, and how to prevent complications from chronic diseases like diabetes. Mercy and Memorial Hospitals offer a variety of health and wellness classes, including free exercise classes.
Visit our Classes and Events section for more information and the current schedule.
Health and Wellness Articles
They say “you are what you eat,” but you’re actually the result of many things. The exercise and rest you get. What you drink and what you breathe. Even your genes and the company you keep. It all contributes to your physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
You may also be managing the health of your family-a big and potentially rewarding responsibility.