At Kaiser Permanente, everything we do centers around you. As a member, you can work with your primary care provider to develop a personalized plan focusing on wellness and prevention to help you achieve your health goals. You'll also have access to member programs designed to help you be healthy, stay fit, and feel your best.
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest offers individual and family coverage for individuals who may be: self-employed, working for a company that does not offer a group plan, students or recent graduates who are over age or not covered on a parent's plan, between jobs, waiting for an employer's group coverage to begin, a part-time employee who isn't eligible for group coverage, or an early retiree.
Here are just a few of the advantages we offer our members:Our integrated health care system means that our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals are all focused on one goal-our patients' well-being. Since we are an integrated health care delivery system, our doctors working in our hospitals and medical offices, are empowered to work with you to help you achieve good health.
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, the largest nonprofit health plan in the United States, serves 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Kaiser Permanente is composed of Kaiser Foundation Health Plans (nonprofit, public-benefit corporations), the Permanente Medical Groups (for-profit professional organizations), and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation).What makes us unique is our integrated model of health care delivery.
We are an integrated health delivery system, which means that we provide and coordinate the entire scope of care for our members, including:As a nonprofit health plan, we are driven by the needs of our members rather than the needs of shareholders. We also believe that we have a responsibility to serve the communities in which we operate. Some of our community activities include:
Founded in 1945, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan is a nonprofit, group-practice health plan with headquarters in Oakland, California. We aspire to be the world leader in improving health through high-quality, affordable, integrated health care. We are best known for our strong social purpose, our physicians' responsibility for clinical care, and an enduring cooperation between the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, our medical groups, and hospitals.
We have 8.7 million voluntarily enrolled members, most of whom joined either through their employers or through one of our plans for individuals and families.
California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia
California: Capital, Central, East Bay, Golden Gate, North Bay, South Bay, the Coachella Valley, Inland Empire, metropolitan Los Angeles/West Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego County, The Valleys, Tri-Central, Western Ventura County
Colorado: Denver, Boulder, (group coverage in Colorado Springs)
Georgia: metropolitan Atlanta
Hawaii: Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai, Maui
Mid-Atlantic States: Baltimore, northern Virginia, Washington, D.C.
Ohio: Akron, Cleveland
Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington: Portland, Salem, Vancouver, Longview-Kelso
Medical centers: more than 35
Medical offices: more than 430
Physicians: more than 13,500
Customer service representatives who speak Spanish are available for members, as are licensed sales representatives for prospective members. Other language capabilities may be available upon request. Multilingual capabilities are also frequently available at our medical offices.
>2011- Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Hospital Named 'High Performer' in U.S. News & World Report Survey. In U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals Guide" published today, Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center was ranked in the top 25 percent nationally for performance in the following areas of specialty care:The magazine also ranked Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center No. 3 for quality among Portland metro-area hospitals.
>2011- Excellence in Clinical Quality, The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded its highest accreditation status of Excellent, effective through August 2013, to Kaiser Permanente for service and clinical quality that meet or exceed NCQA's rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement.
>2010- Superior Health Plans. The "NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-2011- Private" rates Kaiser Permanente health plans among the nation's best. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest ranked 53 out of 227 plans.
>2010- Kaiser Permanente Ranked Fifth Most Innovative Health Care Company. Fast Company has recognized KP as one of the world's most innovative companies due to having the largest civilian electronic health record and for its health care innovation center that develops the future of health care. Our pioneer electronic health record system gives our 14,600 physicians immediate access to a patient's status and medical history. "This recognition is emblematic of a culture and spirit at Kaiser Permanente that enables the transformation of health care," said Kaiser Permanente Chief Information Officer Philip Fasano.