What's it like to be a member?


Our members enjoy a wide choice of doctors, convenient locations, and online tools and wellness programs — all designed to help you live better: mind, body, and spirit.

Freedom to choose your doctor

Health care is personal — your choice of doctor should be, too.

You can view our physicians' information online to find the right personal physician for you.

Learn about:

  • education
  • certifications
  • secondary languages
  • specialties

Many doctors even include their care philosophy and their own health goals. So you can find a doctor who understands the challenges of marathon running — or juggling family and work life.

And you can change your primary care physician any time, for any reason.

Convenient care, when you need it

Imagine care on your schedule. Appointments when you need them, and helpful advice day or night.

You'll find flexible hours at many of our locations, with same-day, evening, after-hours, and weekend appointments.

And because most of our facilities and medical centers offer one-stop service — primary care, specialists, lab tests, X-rays, and pharmacy all under one roof — you can do it all without driving from facility to facility, saving you time and money.

We're even here for you when you're feeling ill in the middle of the night — advice nurses are available 24/7 by phone. They'll help you figure out what type of care you need and manage nonurgent symptoms so you can feel better faster.

Ability to manage your care online 

My health manager, our one-stop shop to track and manage your care online, gives you the power to:

  • email your doctor
  • make routine appointments
  • refill most prescriptions (with free delivery)
  • view lab results
  • much more

Take a tour: See how My health manager can work for you.

Tools to get and stay healthy

You bring the motivation. We'll provide online and in-person resources* and preventive care programs that keep you on track:

• classes at Kaiser Permanente facilities (many are free to members) 
• online healthy coaching programs
• recipes from world-class chefs
• videos and podcasts
• over 40,000 health articles

World-wide coverage

No matter where life takes you, we're with you.

All of our plans are worldwide, so if you're traveling and have an emergency you're still covered — even if there's no Kaiser Permanente facility where you are.

No wonder so many people count on Kaiser Permanente to deliver affordable, quality care.

Learn more

Kaiser Permanente is committed to our members' total health. We provide care and coverage together, convenience and choice, and care you can trust. Watch this video to learn more.

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* Some services may not be available in all areas.

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High accolades for hospitals

Nineteen Kaiser Permanente hospitals named 2013 “Top Hospitals” by The Leapfrog Group.

Community programs

Explore our work in the community and see how you can get involved.