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Text message alert now available at Kaiser Permanente pharmacies

Members now have the option to receive a text message on your smartphone when your prescription order is ready for pick up at your specified pharmacy location. Just enroll at a Kaiser Permanente pharmacy to activate the text message notification.

You can opt out at any time by replying ‘STOP’ via text or with any Pharmacy staff.  Standard text messaging fees apply.

Heart attacks continue 15-year decline for Northern CA Kaiser Permanente members

Heart attack rates among an ethnically diverse population of more than 3.8 million Kaiser Permanente members in the Northern California Region fell 23 percent from 2008 to 2014, as reported Aug. 1 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Read more.

Redwood City Area awards $330,000 in local community grants

In the Redwood City Area, we recently awarded grants to 22 non-profit agencies that serve our local communities. These grants are part of our Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit program, which is dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve. Grant recipients use the funding to support many health needs such as exercise, nutrition, intervention for at risk youth, behavioral health, and alcohol/ drug abuse prevention. Funding will also help fight obesity in our county, address domestic and teen violence, and issues associated with aging.

“The reach of Kaiser Permanente’s efforts goes beyond our walls,” said Michelle Gaskill-Hames, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, “and the impact that we make touches the lives of thousands of people and families throughout our service area — both today and for years to come.”

Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations near Kaiser Permanente’s Redwood City Medical Center and San Mateo Medical Offices. Some of the many grantees who received funding are CORA’s county-wide domestic violence prevention, Friends for Youth’s Mentoring, Ravenswood Family Health Center, Peninsula Family Service Agency, Redwood City 2020, Redwood City Library, San Mateo Police Activity League, Sheriff’s Activity League, Saint Francis Center, Caminar, Mental Health Association of San Mateo County, and the Boys and Girls Clubs Coastside and Peninsula.

Telephone and video visits

Next time you need an appointment, ask if a video visit is right for your symptoms.  It’s a convenient, secure way to meet with your doctor online using your computer or mobile device. Learn more at kp.org/mydoctor/videovisits.

Free Take A Hike program

Join park rangers and docents on a hike every month that combines exercise and information about park features and natural history.  Take A Hike is a member of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People Bay Area collaborative with sponsorship from Kaiser Permanente.

For the few parks that have a parking fee, just state that you are there for the Take a Hike program at the gate and your fee will be waived. Arrive at 9 a.m. at the designated start location—look for the Take A Hike signs. After warm-up exercises, the hike begins.

Hikes are every month. For more detail, all the locations, all the dates and maps for each park, go to http://parks.smcgov.org/take-a-hike.

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KP Preventive Care

KP Preventive Care

KP Preventive Care

Some things are easier to remember than others. For Northern California Kaiser Permanente members, remembering doctor’s appointments and immunizations just got easier.

For Northern California members only.

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My KP Meds

My KP Meds

My KP Meds

View your list of medications from your Kaiser Permanente medical record and set reminders to help you remember how much medication to take and when to take it.

For Northern California members only.

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The redesign includes a colorful new interface, tools that make it faster and easier to use, and new quick-access menus that let you get advice, schedule appointments, and refill prescriptions.

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