News and Events

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early detection saves lives. Your best defense against breast cancer is early detection. Breast cancer is most treatable when it’s found early.

Talk with your doctor to find out when you should have a mammogram. Prevention is about staying healthy and preventing or delaying disease. Schedule your breast cancer screening today. Visit kp.org/breastcancer to learn more.

Fremont and San Leandro Medical Centers Earn Prestigious National Cancer Center Accreditation

Our cancer programs in Fremont and San Leandro have received three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and will be designated as Comprehensive Community Cancer Programs. The Fremont Medical Center achieved Silver Level accreditation with four commendations and the San Leandro Medical Center achieved Bronze Level accreditation with three commendations, both with no contingencies.

San Leandro and Fremont join 11 other Kaiser Permanente Northern California medical centers that have earned accreditation, including Antioch, Oakland, Roseville, Sacramento, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Jose, South Sacramento, Vacaville, Vallejo, and Walnut Creek. Read more.

Flu Information Update

A large number of people are experiencing flu-like symptoms in Northern California.  If you think you are in need of medical attention, you may be able to avoid wait time by making medical appointments online. If you need information about flu symptoms and what to do if you think you have it, go to kp.org/mydoctor/flu for frequently asked questions and health guidelines.  And, it’s not too late for a flu shot to help protect you. As always, if you feel you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Complimentary Attendant Assisted Parking

We are introducing a new program called Attendant Assisted Parking to help you find available parking spaces on the Fremont Medical Center campus if you can’t find one.

This free program is available weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn how Attendant Assisted Parking works.

Dispose of Your Expired and Unused Drugs

Medicines help treat diseases, manage chronic conditions and improve health and well-being for millions of Americans. Over time, we tend to accumulate expired or unused drugs in our medicine cabinets.

Now you can properly dispose of your old and unwanted medication at a Medication Take Back bin located in one of our local pharmacies. You will also help to prevent contamination of our water supplies and harm to fish and wildlife.

Large, blue Medication Take Back bins are located inside of our Fremont-Ohlone and Union City pharmacies. Learn more about what items are accepted and items that are not allowed at these bins.