What do I do if I have a medical emergency?
If you think you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
An emergency medical condition is (1) a medical or psychiatric condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in serious jeopardy to your health or body functions or organs; or (2) active labor when there isn’t enough time for safe transfer to a Plan hospital (or designated hospital) before delivery, or if transfer poses a threat to your (or your unborn child’s) health and safety. You are covered for a medical emergency anywhere in the world. If you receive emergency care in a non–Kaiser Permanente hospital, call 1-800-225-8883 as soon as your condition is stabilized so that a Kaiser Permanente physician can access your medical information to discuss your care with the treating physician. Your call to obtain authorization for post-stabilization care may also help protect you from financial responsibility.
Last updated on 1/4/2013.