The flu is serious. Don’t pass it on!
Flu shots are available at no cost to our members at Kaiser Permanente medical facilities.
The flu is a serious, contagious illness that causes moderate to severe symptoms. Some people get sick enough to need hospitalization. Anyone can get the flu, but getting a flu shot every year is the best way to prevent it. The CDC recommends a flu shot each year for everyone 6 months of age and older.
For the most up-to-date information on when and where to get a flu shot, call the 24-hour flu hotline at 1-800-573-5811 or visit our online Cold and Flu Tool.
Diablo Area employee, Debbie Cox, is a 25-year veteran of midwifery who has watched some things change and others remain the same — such as the wonder of birth. Confetti didn’t rain from the ceiling when midwife Debbie Cox, CNM, delivered her 5,000th baby at KP Antioch Medical Center on Aug. 31.
Five breast cancer survivors are working tirelessly to get enough pink license plates pre-ordered for their release as a statewide fund-raiser. United by a disease so ravaging that each has undergone surgeries, chemotherapy, and continuing treatments, the quartet, along with friend and survivor Carla Kimball, have somehow found the strength to take on a mammoth cancer awareness project benefitting the public.
Being told you may have ovarian, cervical, or another type of gynecological cancer is scary. But when Diablo Service Area patients are referred to a specialist, they’re in particularly good hands – four of them, in fact. That’s because Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek has two of the Northern California region’s premiere specialists in gynecological oncology surgery, Dr. Elizabeth (Betty) Suh-Burgmann and Dr. Annette Chen.
Kaiser Permanente’s Pleasanton Medical Offices is among several California businesses recently recognized on the steps of the state Capitol for exemplary efforts to adhere to state and Federal law by creating breastfeeding policies, ensuring awareness with their staff, and talking with expectant mothers about accommodating their breastfeeding needs when they return to work.