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COVID-19 Information and Visitor Policy for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California

As part of our commitment to protect our patients and staff, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented the following in our facilities:

Masks
Anyone entering our facilities must wear a mask over their nose and mouth, regardless of vaccination status.

Temperature Screening
Anyone entering our hospital and surgical settings in our facilities will encounter temperature checkpoints. If you are found to have an elevated temperature you will be provided further instruction.

Potential visitors should stay home if they feel sick. Those entering our medical office buildings or other clinic locations will be prompted to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and provided direction if they have symptoms.

Visitor Policy
Kaiser Permanente visitation policies are based on current guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and are subject to change based on community rates of SARS-CoV-2 and any future CDPH updates.

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COMING SOON: Lathrop Mental Health and Wellness Center

Kaiser Permanente will soon have a new facility for our members to receive mental health care services in San Joaquin county. The Lathrop Mental Health and Wellness Center will provide adult, adolescent, and child mental health services. Behavioral Health providers previously at our Manteca Medical Offices will relocate to the new center located at 17000 S. Harlan Road.

The 26,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility includes 36 provider offices and 14 group therapy rooms. Mental health care provided at the Lathrop Mental Health and Wellness Center will include: medication management; crisis intervention; educational classes; counseling and therapy.

In addition to the new center in Lathrop, Kaiser Permanente also recently expanded the Behavioral Health department in Stockton. The expansion provides an additional 7,200 square feet with 14 provider offices and 2 group rooms. Adult behavioral health services are provided on the first floor of the department, while adolescent and child mental health providers have relocated to the new space on the second floor.

Click here to learn more about the expansion of services in San Joaquin County.

Central Valley Services & Hours Changes

Have COVID-19 symptoms? Call us at 866-454-8855 for advice. If you need in-person care, we can assist you.

Before you head to our facilities in the Central Valley area, be sure to check for the latest temporary changes in services, hours, and closures. Our emergency services remain open 24/7.

Update on the COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine supply is limited, and vaccination eligibility happens in phases. Each state determines the allotment of vaccine to each county, health system, or pharmacy, and the sequencing and timing of those eligible. If you’re in an eligible group or want to learn more about the vaccine, visit kp.org/covidvaccine.

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the Kaiser Permanente Gastroenterology team in the Central Valley is using this time to help remind people of the importance of getting regular colorectal cancer screenings.

“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 GI services in the Central Valley. “Colorectal cancer typically grows slowly, so detecting it early with preventive screenings can help save a lot of lives.”

The most common screening methods are the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), an easy test you can perform at home, or a colonoscopy, generally used for those at greater risk or with a family history of colorectal cancer.

Most Kaiser Permanente members will automatically receive a FIT test in the mail shortly after their 50th birthday, and every year thereafter. If you do not receive the test, you can send a secure message to your primary physician and ask them to send you one.

“Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States — but it doesn’t have to be that way,” Profit said. “Preventive screenings are effective at helping stop cancer while it is still treatable.

More detailed information about Colorectal Cancer can be found on kp.org.

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