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Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Increases Access to Care with Expanded Emergency Department

Twenty-three beds added at a time when access to care is critical

Kaiser Permanente opened an expanded Emergency Department at the Sacramento Medical Center, ahead of schedule, to help meet the needs of the community at a time when the need for high-quality care is greater than ever.

The opening was celebrated Monday, October 26, 2020, during a virtual, live-streamed ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the 23-bed expansion hosted by Kaiser Permanente health care leaders. The opening comes two months earlier than planned and provides expanded access to care for some of the Sacramento region’s most critically ill patients.

“When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we were five months into construction of the expansion. It quickly became clear that adding emergency care capacity was a priority that could not wait,” said Sandy Sharon, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente Sacramento. “Our construction partners and clinical teams worked tirelessly to accelerate the expansion while ensuring the same high-level of safety and quality standards.”

At 11,700 square feet, the expansion includes a nearly 2,400 square-foot corridor that connects to the existing Emergency Department. In all, the expansion will double the footprint of the existing, 14,100 square-foot emergency department and increases the overall bed capacity to 59.

Each private treatment room has sliding glass doors and specific rooms are dedicated for children and patients who need to be isolated or have special needs. The expansion has three nurse stations, equipped with the latest technology, allowing staff to maintain sight lines with their patients and monitor their progress.

The Emergency Department includes a collection of art designed to foster a sense of calm and tranquility. There are nearly 60 pieces of art, and each treatment room has a soothing outdoor scene to help patients connect with nature. The largest piece is a mural created on site by well-known Sacramento artist Maren Conrad that features the iconic Tower Bridge and elements of the Farm-to-Fork movement.

“We want to acknowledge our excellent leaders in the Emergency Department for their expertise and guidance that ensured the expansion was built to meet our patients’ medical as well as emotional needs,” said Rob Azevedo, MD, Physician in Chief of Kaiser Permanente for the Sacramento area. “Our physicians, nurses and staff provide exceptional care to patients who can be under extremely stressful circumstances, and they provide this care with skill and compassion.”

The Emergency Department remained open during construction. Patients will be cared for in the expanded area beginning Wednesday, October 28, at the hospital at 2025 Morse Avenue, Sacramento.
“During this pandemic, our region is being challenged like never before,” said Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters. “Kaiser Permanente’s expansion of its emergency department will bring needed emergency-care capacity to our community when it’s needed the most. I commend Kaiser Permanente for its efforts to expand this needed resource two months ahead of schedule.”

Kaiser Permanente Sacramento is recognized for the care it provides to its members and patients. Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center is an Advanced Neuroscience Center, a Joint Commission-recognized Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center and it is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

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COVID-19 Testing Changes

Testing plays a major role in fighting COVID-19 — for your health, the health of our communities, and to help safely reopen businesses, schools, and more. As an important part of Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing commitment to our members and communities, we have recently expanded our COVID-19 testing capacity. Members can now self-schedule a COVID-19 test on kp.org through an e-visit. To learn more about COVID-19 testing, click here.

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2020-21 Flu Season - Flu clinics now open

The flu is more serious than the common cold. Protect yourself and your loved ones from serious health risks by getting your annual no cost flu shot. For your safety and convenience, flu vaccinations are now available at the locations below.

Important:

We are experiencing high demand for flu vaccinations in some areas and are working to avoid long lines.

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: 

  • Please do not block fire zones, disabled parking spaces, or any facility entrances.
  • If you have flexibility, please keep in mind that the drive-through clinics are scheduled to stay open into November.
  • Members may also receive a flu vaccine during a scheduled clinic appointment at any of our locations.
  • Please wear a mask when you arrive at our facilities to get your flu shot.
  • We love pets, but if there is one in your car, you will need to get out of your car for your shot. Please help us save time and stay safe by leaving your pet at home if possible.

Member Flu Vaccination Information: 

For more information, visit kp.org/ flu or call 1-800-573-5811 for guidelines about how to prepare for a flu shot and answers to frequently asked questions.


Roseville Area


Riverside Medical Offices
1011 Riverside Ave., Roseville 95678
Drive-through
Monday-Saturday, 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Folsom Ambulatory Surgery Unit
285 Palladio Pkwy., Folsom 95630
Drive-through
Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Lincoln Medical Offices
1900 Dresden Drive, Lincoln 95648
Drive-through
Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.


Sacramento Area


Point West Medical Offices
1650 Response Road, Sacramento 95815
Walk-up, Blue Tent, Lot E
Monday-Saturday, 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Rancho Cordova Medical Offices
10725 International Dr., Rancho Cordova 95670
Walk-in
Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Davis Medical Offices
1955 Cowell Blvd., Davis 95618
Walk-up
Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Howe Avenue
855 Howe Ave, Sacramento 95825
Walk-in
Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Now through December 31, members can also get a flu shot at no additional cost from select retailers including Walgreens, Costco, CVS, Rite-Aid, Safeway, and Walmart. More information »

Fast track your next lab visit - appointments now available

To help ensure patient safety with adequate physical distancing and reduce wait times, we’re now offering appointments for lab visits. When your doctor orders your lab tests, you can use kp.org or the mobile app to schedule a lab appointment at a time that’s convenient for you. Skip the line…book your appointment in advance! Just sign in to kp.org and click on Appointments to get started.

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North Valley Services & Hours Changes

Have COVID-19 symptoms? Call us at 866-454-8855 for advice. If you need in-person care, we can assist you.

Before you head to our facilities in the Roseville Sacramento area, be sure to check for the latest temporary changes in services, hours, and closures. Our emergency services remain open 24/7.

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