Important information about Kaiser Permanente’s relationship with Emanuel Medical Center
Effective April 1, 2013, Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock will no longer be a part of Kaiser Permanente’s Central Valley Area hospital network.
Members will continue to have three options for high-quality Kaiser Permanente hospital care in the Central Valley. They are:
- The Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center in Modesto
- The Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center in Manteca
- Dameron Hospital in Stockton.
Kaiser Permanente members may continue to utilize the Emergency Department at Emanuel Medical Center, as well as any other hospital’s emergency department, if emergency care is needed.*
This change in Kaiser Permanente’s hospital network does not affect members’ choice of primary care or specialty care physicians, or the locations where they receive everyday care.
The majority of our members in Stanislaus County already utilize the Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center for their planned hospital care. Although this change in our hospital network affects a small number of members, we understand it may raise concerns. We are prepared to do everything we can to make this transition as convenient and smooth as possible for our members.
The Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center was designed to be a state-of-the-art hospital and medical services hub for Kaiser Permanente members in Stanislaus County. At our facility, members can experience the great benefits of our integrated system – personalized care, all private rooms, and the integrated services of Kaiser Permanente physicians, specialists, laboratory, and pharmacies in one place, all coordinated, and all with access to the member’s electronic medical record while in the hospital.
If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please contact our Member Services Department in the Central Valley Area at (209) 735-6310, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or 1-800-777-1370 for TTY for the hearing and speech impaired)
Thank you for being a valued Kaiser Permanente member.
* If you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department. An emergency medical condition is a medical or psychiatric condition that a reasonable person would believe requires immediate medical attention to prevent serious jeopardy to his or her health. For the complete definition of an emergency medical condition, please refer to your Evidence of Coverage.
Last updated on 3/19/2013.