Health care basics

Deductibles. Copays. How to get the care you need. There’s a lot to consider when choosing — and using — a health plan. Learning these basics can help make it a little easier. 
 

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Choosing a health plan

Learn what to look for in a health plan — and how integrated care supports your total health.


 
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HMO vs. PPO plans

Learning the difference can help you choose a plan that fits your needs and works with your budget.


 
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5 health care terms to know

Learning these common health care terms can help you plan for the cost of your care.


 
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Do I need to go to the Emergency Department?

Unnecessary trips to the ED can cost you money and time. Learn where to go when it’s not an emergency.


 
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Making the most of your doctor’s appointment

Find out how to get the most out of the time you spend with your doctor.


 
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Making smart health care decisions

Health care choices can be hard. Here are some things to consider when making a care decision.


 


Kaiser Permanente 101

When you’re a Kaiser Permanente member, you get convenient, high-quality care designed to keep you healthy. See what our coordinated teams and connected care model can do for you and your family.

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What is Kaiser Permanente?

We offer care and coverage together to support your total health. See how that makes us different — and helps you thrive.


 
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What’s it like to be a member?

You deserve high-quality health care that’s simple, personalized, and hassle-free. At Kaiser Permanente, it is.


 
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Telehealth and convenient, connected care

See why telehealth works best in a connected system like Kaiser Permanente — and how that benefits you.


 

 

COVID-19 — what you need to know to stay safe

Protecting your health has never been more important. Find the latest information on how to stay healthy during the pandemic — and how you can help slow the spread of the coronavirus.  

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