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Complementary and alternative care services

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Northern California

Your path to good health may take you many places. We'll be with you on that path, giving you a variety of complementary and alternative care options.

ChooseHealthy™

Available to you at no cost through your health plan, ChooseHealthyPresented in cooperation with ChooseHealthy. Please review the privacy policy and terms of use as they differ from those of this site.* offers a directory of complementary care providers, an online store, fitness club discounts, savings on health products and services, and more.

You'll find reduced rates on:

  • fitness facility memberships (10 percent discount with a participating fitness facility)
  • chiropractic care (25 percent discount off a contracted chiropractor's usual and customary fees)
  • acupuncture (25 percent discount off a contracted acupuncturist’s usual and customary fees)
  • massage therapy services (25 percent discount off a contracted massage therapist’s usual and customary fees)
  • herbs, vitamins, and supplements
  • health and fitness books and videos

Register for ChooseHealthy, and you’ll also receive a free annual Premium Membership (a $69.95 value). This membership gives you access to online resources and tools to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. You can develop a personalized exercise or meal plan, track your progress, and more.

Visit ChooseHealthyPresented in cooperation with ChooseHealthy. Please review the privacy policy and terms of use as they differ from those of this site. or call 1-877-335-2746 (toll free) for more information.†

Comfort Keepers

To live safely and independently, we've teamed up with Comfort Keepers® to help our members in eligible service areas** save money on nonmedical, in-home services such as:

  • assistance with bathing and/or dressing
  • companionship
  • meal preparation and other home support services
  • medication reminders

All Kaiser Permanente members in eligible service areas** will receive:

  • a 5 percent discount on fees for selected services provided by Comfort Keepers
  • a 2-hour per-visit minimum for Kaiser Permanente members (The usual per-visit minimum is 3 to 4 hours.)
  • a complimentary home safety assessment from Comfort Keepers (There is no obligation to purchase any Comfort Keepers services to receive this assessment, or to fix any problems that may be found during the assessment.)

Access to discounted Comfort Keepers services is not a Medicare or Kaiser Permanente benefit. No referral is necessary to purchase this service.

To ensure that you receive consistent, high-quality, and dependable service, Comfort Keepers carefully selects and screens its caregivers. All caregivers pass extensive background checks and are bonded and covered by Worker's Compensation.

For more information, visit the Comfort KeepersPresented in cooperation with Comfort Keepers. Please review the privacy policy and terms of use as they differ from those of this site. website.

Please note: The products and services described are neither offered nor guaranteed under our contract with the Medicare program. In addition, they are not subject to the Medicare appeals process. Any disputes regarding these products and services may be subject to the Kaiser Permanente grievance process.

* ChooseHealthy is a product of American Specialty Health Administrators, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). ChooseHealthy and the ChooseHealthy logo are federally registered trademarks of ASH. Please note that this is a discount program; it is not insurance. You can access services from any ASH Networks  contracted provider; referral from a primary care physician is not required. You're responsible for paying the discounted fee directly to the contracted provider.

† The products and services described are provided by entities other than Kaiser Permanente and are neither offered nor guaranteed under your Kaiser Foundation Health Plan contract. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse or make any representations regarding the quality or medical efficacy of such products and services, nor the financial integrity of these entities. Kaiser Permanente disclaims any liability for these products and services. Should a problem arise with any of these products or services, you may call the Member Service Call Center, and we will direct you as appropriate.

Some Kaiser Permanente members may have coverage through their health plan for some of the same services available through ASH Networks . Members should check their Evidence of Coverage or call our Member Service Call Center at 1-800-464-4000 (toll free) prior to utilizing the discounts offered by ASH Networks .

**Services are available in Colorado, Northwest (Oregon and Washington), Northern California (Central Valley, Diablo, Fresno) and Southern California (Inland Empire and San Diego).

Reviewed by: Rebecca Cohn and Catherine Leavell, April 2014

© 2014 Kaiser Permanente

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