2015 Flu information
The flu is much worse than a cold. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your family from getting sick. Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control recommend a yearly flu vaccine for children 6 months to 18 years old and every adult.
Flu shots are available at all northern California medical facilities. There is no charge to Kaiser Permanente members for flu vaccines. Please remember to bring your member ID card, photo ID and wear a short-sleeved shirt for faster service. To find a flu vaccine near you, visit kp.org/mydoctor/flu or call 1-800-KP-FLU-11 (1-800-573-5811) for flu vaccination locations, dates and hours.
If you’re sick and need tips to help you feel better visit kp.org/mydoctor/flu to learn how to care for common cold and flu symptoms, and when you should call or come in to see us.
Are you planning international travel?
To prepare for your trip, you will have a personal telephone consult with a nurse, specifically trained in travel medicine, to assess your travel health needs. Your nurse will gather information, ask you questions, and make recommendations for your travel needs. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the decision-making. After the telephone consult, you may receive recommended immunizations and/ or have oral medications. You can typically come in the next day to receive your immunizations and pick up oral medication from our pharmacies. We serve adults over the age of 18.
Learn more about Kaiser Permanente International Travel Services.
Expanding KP’s high-quality care to downtown
Kaiser Permanente has presented details of a plan to build a hospital in the Sacramento Railyards, anchoring development in an area described by city officials as key to the revitalization of downtown Sacramento. This announcement, along with our purchase of a six-story, 195,000-square-foot building at 501 J Street for new medical offices, is a great way to mark a half-century of providing outstanding care to the region. Learn more about our exciting plans.
Cancer program earns full accreditation
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer programs at both our Sacramento and Roseville Medical Centers. Each has been designated a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. The Commission on Cancer is dedicated to improving the survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. We are proud that our cancer program meets or exceeds 12 Eligibility Requirements and 25 Standards for new programs, and maintains a level of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered care.
To learn more about our cancer program, visit our Cancer Care web site for members.
We build healthier communities
In 2014, Kaiser Permanente invested approximately $200 million in community benefit grants and sponsorships to improve the health of our local communities, and to provide subsidized care and coverage provided in our facilities. Learn more about our community event sponsorships, community benefit grants, as well as our Community Health Needs Assessment.