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COVID-19 Visitor Policy

Anyone entering our facilities must continue to wear a well-fitted mask, that covers their nose, mouth and chin, regardless of vaccination status. You may receive a recommendation to wear a KP supplied mask upon entry to facility to improve safety.

Inpatient Facilities

We have modified our visitor policy for our inpatient facilities. We are now allowing up to 2 visitors for all patient groups within our hospitals in Northern California.

Per a health order from the state of California, hospital or skilled nursing facility visitors must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result which has been taken within 48 hours before entry or a negative COVID-19 antigen test result which has been taken within 24 hours before entry. This is not applicable to those entering the facility to access the lab, pharmacy, or radiology.

These visitor restrictions correspond directly to the CDPH-published COVID-19 transmission rates in the county that our hospitals are located and are based on 4 levels of transmission rates: high, substantial, moderate, or low.

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April is National Healthcare Decisions Month

April is National Healthcare Decisions Month, a national initiative that seeks to educate the public about the importance of advance care planning.

“When we complete our advance care planning, we bring peace of mind to our family so they avoid the burden of making difficult choices later,” said Paul Luong, MD, Palliative and Geriatric Medicine physician in the Central Valley.

At Kaiser Permanente, Life Care Planning (LCP) is an approach to advance care planning which enables family and physicians to know and honor patient wishes if they were unable to speak for themselves. It includes identification of a decision maker, understanding the values and goals of care, and documentation of treatment preferences using an Advance Health Care Directive. Life Care Planning seminars are regularly provided by trained nurse and social worker facilitators, as well as non-clinical staff.

“Life Care Planning helps to speak for a patient when they cannot – such as in the case of a bad accident or severe illness,” Dr. Luong said. “It also keeps the patient’s loved ones from having to make these types of decisions during emergency or high-stress circumstances.”

For more information, visit Kaiser Permanente’s Life Care Planning website, which contains tools and resources to help you get started.

Manteca Women's Health Department Relocating on June 1, 2022

To better serve our members, the Women’s Health department is moving locations on our Manteca campus. As of June 1, 2022* Women’s Health will be located in the Sierra Medical Offices, on the west side of our campus adjacent to the Manteca hospital. Click here for a map of our campus and directions.

The newly renovated department will offer more space, more exam rooms and ample parking for our members – including stork parking for expectant moms.

The same friendly, compassionate staff will continue to provide care in the new location.

(Note: Original May 16 opening has been changed to June 1.)

Latest Updates on COVID Testing

Use a COVID-19 home antigen test at the first sign of symptoms. Visit kp.org/covidtests to learn how you can get a test at no cost.

Please don’t go to urgent care or the emergency department for COVID-19 testing — only members who need immediate care should go to those locations.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Kaiser Permanente in the Central Valley is using this time to help remind people of the importance of getting screened annually for colorectal cancer.

“Both men and women are at risk of getting colorectal cancer, but unfortunately only two-thirds of adults in this country are up-to-date with their preventive screening,” said Shelagh Profit, RN, Service Unit Director for Gastroenterology in the Central Valley. “Colorectal cancer usually grows slowly, so detecting it early with preventive screenings can help save a lot of lives.”

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