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 Permanente 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 commitment that you're in control of your health care decisions
A diverse choice of affordable plans and plan types
Protection when you need it, as well as coverage for routine preventive health care needs
Special services for members only, such as online access to your personal health record, e-mail connection with your doctor's office, online prescription refills, and more
Products and services targeted specifically to individuals, as well as to small, mid-size, and large employers, plus Medicare-eligible individuals
The trust and recognition that comes from decades of service to the communities we serve
Strong, stable financial performance year after year, augmented by our reinvestment of earnings into our care delivery model and our community health programs
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 Permanente, 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). Please note: Kaiser Foundation Hospitals do not operate in every region.
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:
well-baby and prenatal care
hospital and medical services
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:
providing assistance to the uninsured and special populations
training new health professionals
introducing new delivery methods into the health care field
developing and sharing better ways of caring for patients
Facts at a Glance
Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is a nonprofit, group-practice health plan with headquarters in Oakland, California. Kaiser Permanente aspires 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 Health Plan and our medical groups.
Our membership 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.
States California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia
Local markets 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 and Suburban Maryland, northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. Ohio: Akron, Cleveland Oregon and southern Washington: Portland, Longview-Vancouver, Salem
Medical centers: more than 35 Medical offices: more than 430 Physicians: more than 13,500
Multilingual capabilities 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.