American Cancer Society (ACS)
1523 California Avenue * (661) 327-2424
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary
health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health
problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from
cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. Visit our
website for a list of services and programs that we offer. (makes
Family Health Care)
American Youth Soccer
Region 73 - (661) 336-0964
Adaptive Aquatics Center
1800 Westwind Drive, Bldg 500,
Bakersfield, CA 93301
For more information call (661) 322-9411.
Pool group exercise classes are
lead by a lifeguard. The classes are $50.00 per month for three 1-hour
sessions. Provider referral is needed for exercise classes. Independent
pool exercise is $45 per month Swim lessons are available for all ages,
for pregnant women (with a provider referral) and for children
with special disabilities (with a provider referral). Cost varies
on programs and age. Sliding scale fee is offered for low-income. Summer
camp program for children 5-12 years of age include swim lessons, land
exercise, and nutrition education. Healthy snacks are provided. Provider
referrals are not needed. Cost range from $25.00 to $150.00 per child
for the eight week program. Summer camp is offered on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Bakersfield Racquet Club
1660 Pine St., Bakersfield, CA 93301
Member owned private facility with a Courtside Restaurant, BRC Sport’s
Shop and G & G Personal Training that is open to the general public. For
information call: (661) 325-8652
1708 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
For more information call (661) 321-9247.
Visit their website for a list programs and their calendar of events.
The Bike Bakersfield program
visits local elementary schools to provide free bike safety class for
children. “Bike Kitchen” – you can donate a bike for repair or volunteer
for their 10 hour program to receive a bike. The program teaches the
basics of bike repair and maintenance. Ladies night – the second Tuesday
of each night is a course on general bike maintenance. The program
begins at 6:00 p.m. and is for ladies only. Bike Bakersfield meets at
Beach Park on the first Saturday of each month for a 12 mile bike ride.
The entire family is encouraged to come and enjoy the ride.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern
801 Niles Street – Main site
(call for other locations)
Contact Natalie Martinez at (661) 325-3730;
After school program: Monday thru
Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., $10.00 registration and $80.00 per month.
Programs offered are computers, nutrition and cooking classes, photo
club, dance class, art room and teen room, playground and full-size gym
for soccer, baseball, football and other activities. Spring and Summer
Camp: Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Spring break: $10.00
registration and $90 per week, prices vary for summer camp.
Owens Wellness Resource Center (no website)
1524 27th Street, Ste. 101,
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Main line: (661) 869-6580
The Center provides counseling
with a dietitian. A provider’s referral is needed for an appointment
with a nurse and/or dietitian. Accepted insurance: Healthy Families,
Health Net, Gemcare, and Kern Family Health Care. For details and more
Barbara Smith, R.N. at (661) 321-3737
or Kira Wiggins R.D. at (661) 869-6581
Clinica Sierra Vista
1430 Truxtun Avenue, Ste. 300,
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Contact Angie Kurtz, R.D. or Ana Sanders, R.D at (661) 326-6490
All CSV sites offer nutrition
services through their WIC program for pregnant and post-partum women,
infants, and children up to 5 years of age. Medical nutrition therapy is
available for all CSV patients with a CSV provider’s referral.
Accepted Insurance: various, please call to verify. Sliding scale
payment is offered for low-income.
Bakersfield Recreation and Parks
900 Truxtun Avenue, Ste. 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301
For information please call (661) 326-FUNN (326-3866)
Community Action Partnership of Kern
500 East California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Nutrition services are available for WIC participants who include pregnant
and post-partum women, infants, and children up to 5 years of age
For more details and information call (661) 327-3074.
Michelle Chynoweth, R.D. C.D.E.
Dietitian provides nutrition
counseling with a doctor’s referral. Private pay only. For more
information call (661) 872-1295
Greenfield Walking Group
5400 Monitor Street,
Bakersfield, CA 93306 – Stiern Park
Greenfield residents meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. to
walk along Stein Park. Anyone is welcome to join the walking group.
Contact Jennifer Lopez at (661) 205-3743
Medical nutrition therapy is available by a Health
Net provider’s referral. Additional services for Health Net members
include: "Weight Watchers" – 10 free weeks for children and adolescent
ages 10-20. "Fit Families for Life" – a 5 week in home module. Accepted
insurances: Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, Healthy Kids, and Health Net,
you may contact Juli Coulthurst at (661) 321-3916 for local Health
3100 19th Street, Ste. 300,
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Nutrition Information Line at 1-800-804-6074
Aging and Adult Services
Group Meals are available for anyone over 60 years of
age at several locations. Go to the web page for a list of sites. 24-Hour
prior reservations may be required and a donation is requested. Some
centers provide free or low cost transportation to and from the center.
Kern County Association of Diabetes Educators
For more information call (661) 833-1681.
To find a qualified nutrition professional -- a Registered Dietician (RD)
in Kern County, call (800) 877-1600 Ext. 5000 or go to
Kern County Special Olympics
A local grass-roots movement that provides year-round sports training and
athlete competition to children and adults with disabilities. For more
information contact Dave Murphy (661) 322-9598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Health Care (KFHC)
9700 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311
For more information, call (800) 391-2000 (Isabel Cintron)
Medical nutrition therapy with a registered dietitian is available to KFHC
members through provider referral. Free one-on-one nutrition counseling
sessions, weight and diabetes management classes available to members in
English and Spanish through self, staff or provider referral.
Kern Medical Center / Outpatient
Diabetes, heart healthy and weight loss classes are
offered in English and Spanish. The patient needs to be referred by KMC or
Sagebrush provider. Accepted insurance: MIA or self-pay. For more
information call Wendy Phillips, R.D. e-mail: email@example.com
P.O. Box 9662
Bakersfield, CA 93389
The Kern Wheelmen Bicycle Club is a group of some 150+ cyclists that live
around Kern County, California who enjoy bicycling as recreation and
sport. As a Club, we seek to offer cycling events and/or rides that span
a spectrum of cycling interests.
Kaiser Permanente (KP) Kern
8800 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Shape (KP Kids™) Program - Pediatric Weight Management Program offers six
sessions on nutrition, exercise, and family behavior change. The program
includes interactive group learning, on-site physical activities,
pedometers, games, prizes, snacks and more. The program is for children
between the ages of 5-12. Cost for KP members is $95 for the first child,
$47.40 for the second child and the third child is free. For more
information call (661) 664-3846
Administrative Office and phone number
655 South Central Valley Highway, Shafter, CA
Medical nutrition therapy is available for cholesterol, diabetes and
hypertension with a dietitian or through classes offered in English and
Spanish. A Dietitian is certified for weight management of children and
adults and accepts referrals from any provider. 5-A-Day program provides
basic nutrition education for the community and classes are held at all
National Health Services’ clinics. Accepted Insurance: various,
please call to verify. Sliding scale payment is offered for low-income.
For more information contact Mona Dawar Ph.D. at (661) 459-1810 or
Jaelita Macanas R.D.
Police Activity League - Bakersfield PAL
301 East 4th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93307
For information call 283-8880
PAL provides assistance with homework and offers recreation through
various sports such as wrestling, boxing, basketball, football
etc. Students engage in art activities and have access to a game room. The
after school program is free and runs Monday through Friday from 2:30 –
6:00 p.m. The girls’ social development class is for junior and high
school girls. Girls meet once a week to learn about nutrition, sewing,
cooking and other activities.
South Valley Bicycle Coalition
We love bicycling and have the common goal of making
our communities more bicycle friendly. Our mission is to promote equity
and safety on our roadways for all bicyclists and to promote bicycling for
transportation, recreation and fitness.
4101 Easton Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Contact Lori Tolleson at (661) 377-1700 Ext. 208
Terrio Kids is an eight week program about nutrition, fitness, behavior
modification, and parent coaching. The program is for children 8 years of
age and upward. Classes are taught only in English. Clients are accepted
by a provider referral or with a prescription. Cost vary upon insurance
coverage. With no insurance, the program cost is $250.00 per month or
prepaid cost of $450.00 for eight weeks. Medical nutrition therapy with a
dietitian is available for diabetes. Accepted insurances: most
insurance are accepted except for Medical.
YMCA of Kern County
5800 District Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93313
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
After school program: Monday thru Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., membership
fee for 1 year is $75.00 for an individual - or a family rate of $140.00
with a monthly fee of $185.00, receive a 20% discount for more than one
child. Programs offered are assistance with homework, daily art projects,
and sports time for basketball, soccer and other activities. Day camps:
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Day and summer camps offer a variety of programs and
prices vary by program