News & Events
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.
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:
In counties under public order, anyone entering our facilities must wear a mask. Masks are recommended for all persons entering our facilities in all other counties. If you arrive without a mask, we’ll provide one.
Anyone entering our facilities will encounter temperature checkpoints. If you are found to have an elevated temperature you will be asked additional questions with regards to your visit and either escorted to your appointment or asked to contact your care provider.
Kaiser Permanente visitation policies are based on the state’s colored-tier system for COVID-19 activity for each county and are subject to change if a county tier status shifts.
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.
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.
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.