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Overview

Social health

Good health requires more than just health care.

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? For total health, you need to be able to meet your daily needs. Let us help you find community resources so you can do that. 


If you need help with food, housing, paying for internet and other utilities, and more, explore our directory of community-based programs and services in your area.​


 


Talk with a Kaiser Permanente resource specialist. Get started by calling 1-800-260-7445 (TTY 711), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in your time zone.
 


 


 

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 the health of your daily life. It includes basic needs such as having a safe place to live, nutritious food, and positive relationships.


At Kaiser Permanente, you can count on us to connect you to the social health resources you need to live well and thrive.


 

Connecting to care

Got questions? Need help? As a Kaiser Permanente member, you have a range of options.

Make an appointment

Set up the in-person check-ups, telehealth check-ins, lab tests, and other appointments.

Email your doctor

If you prefer to write us, email is easy. And you can attach photos, too.           

Call 24/7 for advice

Even when you’re not sure what to ask, let a care team member help you sort it out.