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Community Health 2024 Grant Opportunity - Kaiser Permanente Northern California

For more than 75 years, Kaiser Permanente has been committed to improving the health of our members, patients, and the communities we serve. We recognize that good health extends beyond the doctor’s office and the hospital. Having a safe place to live, enough money to pay the bills, healthy food to eat, and easy access to quality health care are essential for good health. Our Community Health grant strategies address these critical health needs with the goal of improving conditions for health and equity in the communities we serve.

Kaiser Permanente is pleased to announce the opening of the 2024 Community Health grants cycle. We provide funding and resources to support programs, organizations, and agencies serving Southern Alameda County. The San Leandro Medical Center area includes the cities of San Leandro, Hayward, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, and Union City. The Fremont Medical Center area includes the cities of Fremont, Newark, and the southern part of Union City.

We invite you to apply for a one-year grant with an amount of up to $25,000 to address our community’s most critical health needs. All applicants must submit an application by 5pm on February 9, 2024.

For more details, please see the 2024 Grant Application Guide.

2023-24 Flu Season – Flu Vaccines Available

Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting a no cost flu shot. For your safety and convenience, flu vaccinations are available for adults and children, 6 months and older. Please get vaccinated – it’s your best defense against serious health risks this season, and now more than ever, it’s important to stay safe and stop the spread.

Member vaccination information:

Flu shot dates and locations are subject to change. Before you go, visit or call 1-800-573-5811 for the most up-to-date information.

Please note:

We anticipate high demand for flu vaccinations in some areas. To minimize your wait times, help ease vehicle congestion, and ensure the safety of those visiting our facilities, please follow these guidelines when coming for your flu shot:

  • Bring a photo ID and your Kaiser Permanente member ID card.
  • Wear short sleeves or clothing that allows easy access to your upper arm. Depending on local county guidance, you may be required to wear a mask.
  • Do not block fire zones, disabled parking spaces, or any facility entrances.
  • Members may also receive a flu vaccine during a scheduled care appointment at any of our locations.

Bariatrics Program Has Moved

Please note that our Bariatrics Program at the Fremont Medical Center has moved to the Bariatric Surgery Center at Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco. See more information.

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.

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.

Free Valet Parking at Fremont Medical Center

We are now offering free valet parking at the Fremont Medical Center for members and visitors. The new valet parking service is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no weekends or major holidays). The valet parking stand will be located in Parking Lot C (by Embarcadero Building).