Specialty care is care from doctors with extensive training in specific areas of medicine. It includes treatment of injuries and ongoing conditions of all types. Examples include:
And at many locations, you can see your primary care doctors, consult with your specialist, get lab services, and visit the pharmacy all under one roof.
Choose how to get specialty care
Here’s a look at the appointment types available for specialty care:
How to schedule appointments
Many types of specialty care don’t require a referral, including:
To make an appointment with your doctor, or a specialty care appointment that doesn’t require a referral:
To find a doctor or location near you, use our doctor and facility finder.
You can rest assured that you’re getting the quality care you deserve. Kaiser Permanente physicians1 are board certified2 and rigorously screened to make sure they’re all:
We recruit highly rated physicians from top medical schools and private practices across the nation.
Kaiser Permanente offers doctors a better way to practice medicine through our integrated care system. Because our care model reduces administrative hassles, insurance claim forms, and other paperwork for Kaiser Permanente doctors, they’re free to focus on what they do best — delivering great care that’s right for you.
Easy access to coordinated care
When you seek care at a Kaiser Permanente facility, your health record is readily available for your medical team’s review.3 This saves you the stress of transferring your records from one doctor to another, and helps protect you from having to repeat tests and procedures unnecessarily.
Since our primary care doctors are electronically connected to other departments, they can often schedule your specialist consultation while you wait. You can usually see a specialist within a week, but you may be able to schedule a visit as soon as the next day.
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1Some Kaiser Permanente health plans also provide access to additional physicians who do not work for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group or in Kaiser Permanente facilities.
2Newly hired physicians are required to become board certified within 5 years of hire.
3Available when you receive care from a Kaiser Permanente physician, at a Kaiser Permanente facility.