At Kaiser Permanente, everything we do centers around you. As a member, you can work with your primary care physician 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 Washington 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 the Health Plan is integrated into health care delivery through our hospitals and medical offices, our doctors 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 11.3 million members in ten 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 11.3 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, Longview-Vancouver, Salem
Washington: Kitsap Country, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma
Medical offices: 651
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.
2016 - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington (formerly Group Health Cooperative) is named the top-rated plan in the U.S. by the National Business Coalition eValue8 Survey. The magazine also ranked Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center No. 3 for quality among Portland metro-area hospitals.
2007 – 2016 - For ten years running, Kaiser Permanente (formerly Group Health) has been highest ranked among comparable medical groups by the Washington Health Alliance Community Checkup which highlights health care quality and value.
2007 – 2016 - except for 2015 Highest accreditation status of "excellent" by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, given to programs for service and clinical quality.
2010 - Acclaim Award, American Medical Group Association for physician-led innovations that have transformed care.
2009 – 2014 - Healthcare Equality Index "Leader" Recognition from the Human Rights Campaign.