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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.

PCR tests are used when directed by your doctor or when you’re required to show a negative PCR test for international travel or in circumstances where self-tests are not an option, such as to prove a negative COVID-19 test. Please check testing requirements prior to choosing a testing option.

You can now get a rapid PCR test with results in 24 hours or less at our convenient Northern California Kaiser Permanente testing locations. To get your test, start with an E-visit.

Alameda Medical Offices Pharmacy Temporarily Closed

At Kaiser Permanente, your safety is our top priority. Due to the recent storms, there was water damage to the Alameda Pharmacy that needs repairing. The pharmacy is closed until further notice until the repairs are completed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Visitor Policy and COVID-19 Information

We have updated the visitation guidance for hospital and ambulatory settings based on the most recent public health order by the CDPH to include the key changes below:

Hospitals and clinics may now allow all patients to have visitors without restriction.

Visitors are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or of negative COVID-19 test result to visit their family or friends in the hospital.

Effective April 3, 2023, per updated guidance from the California Department of Public Health, masks are no longer required at Kaiser Permanente facilities, except where mandated by governmental and regulatory agencies or our local infection prevention experts. Patients and visitors should check themselves for common COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering our facilities and can continue to request and voluntarily use masks as a recommended tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory-like illnesses.

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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.