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Preventive care to keep you healthy

You’re more than the sum of your symptoms — whether you’re a new mom, a firefighter, or a new mom who fights fires. No matter who you are, you can rely on us to support your total health. Preventive screenings and routine appointments are uniquely designed to catch problems early on, before they get serious. And through your electronic health record, your care team knows when you’re due for screenings and appointments, helping keep you up to date. We’ve got you — the whole you — covered.

 

Promoting health, not just treating illness

 

Here’s a look at how your care team collaborates to protect your health:

Automatic preventive care reminders

Getting timely reminders from caregivers takes the guesswork out of planning for a healthy future. You can focus on your kids’ homework or a presentation at work – we’ll let you know when to come in for a screening.

Tracking exercise as a vital sign

Exercise is an important part of overall health, so our doctors track exercise at checkups – just like your blood pressure, height, and weight. It’s a simple way to get a better picture of your overall health.

Support for healthy living

Being a member means you have access to classes (some classes may require a fee), personal wellness coaching, delicious recipes, and other healthy resources that make good health easier – all in one convenient package.

See how an automatic reminder turned one member’s routine appointment into a lifesaving intervention.

Comprehensive care when you need it

Along with our commitment to prevention, we’re here for you if you get sick. You get great doctors, world-class facilities, and a proven approach designed to get you healthy. 

Your care team has your back

The first few days and weeks after getting diagnosed with something serious is probably the scariest. But it’s also the moment your care team will rally around you to build a personalized plan and guide you on your path back to good health. 

<p>Your care team has your back<br> </p>

Support for ongoing conditions 

If you have a condition like diabetes or heart disease, you’re automatically enrolled in a disease management program to help you get it under control. And we start managing your condition right away, with care supported by proven best practices and advanced technology. 

<p>Support for ongoing conditions&nbsp;<br> </p>

Leading the way in preventive care prevention

  • In 2015, many of our plans scored in the top 5% of prevention and screening measures.*
  • We had the highest rate of breast cancer screenings in every state we serve.*
  • 86% of our members diagnosed with high blood pressure now have it under control,* compared to 52% nationally.‡

*Kaiser Permanente 2015 HEDIS® scores. Benchmarks provided by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Quality Compass® and represent all lines of business. Kaiser Permanente combined region scores were provided by the Kaiser Permanente Department of Care and Service Quality. The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass 2015 and is used with the permission of NCQA. Quality Compass 2015 includes certain CAHPS® data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass® and HEDIS® are registered trademarks of NCQA. CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

†Kaiser Permanente program average is the weighted average of each regional health plan’s screening data and its eligible population.

The State of Health Care Quality, National Committee for Quality Assurance, 2015.