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Social health supports your total health

When you think about health, you might think of doctor visits and medicine. But what about access to healthy food? Or a safe place to live? Good health requires more than just health care. You need to be able to meet your daily needs.

There are many community resources available — and we’re here to help you find the support you need.  

Find resources near you

If you need help with food, housing, transportation, paying bills, and more, explore this directory of community-based programs and services that offer assistance in your area. 

You can also talk to a resource specialist who will help you find community resources in your area. Get started by calling 1-800-260-7445 (TTY 711), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in your time zone.


Understanding social health 

There are 3 elements that support your total health — and they’re all connected. Physical health is the health of your body. Mental health is the health of your mind. Social health is being able to take care of your basic needs — having a safe place to live, nutritious food, and positive relationships. 

At Kaiser Permanente, we know these things are an important part of improving the total health of our members. You can count on us to connect you to the social health resources you need to live well and thrive.


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Learn more about the importance of social health and Kaiser Permanente’s role in the communities we serve.