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Latest Updates on COVID-19 Testing

Most of the time, you can use an easy and reliable no-cost home antigen test for your COVID-19 testing needs. Not sure which COVID-19 test is right for you? See our guidelines on choosing the right COVID-19 test.

For those times that you need an in-person COVID-19 PCR test as directed by your doctor or if you are attending an event or activity that specifically requires a negative PCR test result, you can now get a rapid PCR test with results in approximately 2 hours at our convenient Northern California Kaiser Permanente testing locations. No appointment is needed and there is no cost.

Visitor Policy and COVID-19 Information

As part of our commitment to protect our patients and staff, and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases affecting our communities (including COVID-19 and monkeypox), we have implemented the following in our facilities:

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. Please adhere to all self-symptom screening required for entry to our facilities as posted at entry points.

Inpatient Facilities

Our hospital 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. For your local facility visitor policy information please check the list below.

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Get Your Flu Shot

Member flu shots begin Sept. 12. Help protect yourself, your family, and your community from the flu. Find convenient flu shot locations at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. You don’t need an appointment.

Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Get your prescriptions delivered right to your door. With Kaiser Permanente’s home delivery service you can focus on your free time. Most medications will arrive within 2-3 days. Same-day and next-day delivery are available for a small fee.

Manage all of your prescription needs with Text Notifications. Get a text when…

  •  it’s time for al refill
  • your doctor writes a new prescription
  • there are prescription delivery updates

Order online for home delivery at, or use the KP app.

Sports Medicine at KP East Bay

Meet the team of sports medicine specialists in the Kaiser Permanente East Bay Service Area. They treat thousands of Kaiser Permanente members in the Oakland and Richmond medical centers.

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