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Health Education Center

Health Education CenterAbout the Health Education Center (HEC)

The Health Education Center (HEC), located at 400 Hawthorne Avenue, provides facilities and services that enhance the learning experience for SMU students and educators. We also provide an attractive yet functional setting designed to support events, meetings and conferences for the University, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and the community. Our users can expect outstanding customer service in a safe and pleasant University environment.

The primary purpose of the University classroom facilities located within the Health Education Center (HEC) is to serve the University community. Regularly scheduled University classes take first priority for space, followed by University meetings and events. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center / Sutter Health and its affiliates are next on the priority ladder, followed by all other outside organizations.




How to get to the HEC Building

From MOB (3100 Telegraph Avenue) ~ from Telegraph Avenue, head up Hawthorne Avenue, cross over at Elm Street, and walk up the fenced sidewalk alongside our building. One can also go through the lower garage driveway to Hawthorne Avenue, cross over at Elm Street, and walk up the sidewalk.

From SMU (450 30th Street) ~ go through the garage walkway, take elevator down to the B2 level, exit gate and walk across Elm to walk up the fenced sidewalk alongside our building.

From ABSMC (Summit Street) ~ take garage walkway to far end, take elevator to B2 level, exit garage and cross over to Elm Street. Take sidewalk up along HEC Building to enter at top of hill.


HEC Booking Procedure

Click the link to learn how to Reserve a Room in the HEC.


Contact the HEC

The Health Education Center can be reached by telephone at 510.869.6161 or e-mail to  For additional contact information, please visit the Contact Info page.