News and Events
The spread of the highly contagious omicron variant has caused a surge in demand for COVID-19 testing. Unfortunately, there may be longer than usual wait times for testing at our facilities — even if you have an appointment. Please don’t go to urgent care or the emergency department for COVID-19 testing — only members who need immediate care should go to those locations.
We’re doing everything we can to meet this high and growing demand. If you need a COVID-19 test, please schedule a test on kp.org, or use an FDA-approved at-home test. You can also go to non–Kaiser Permanente testing locations in the community.
As part of our commitment to protect our patients and staff, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented the following in our facilities:
Anyone entering our facilities must wear a mask over their nose and mouth, regardless of vaccination status.
Visitor restrictions are in effect for all our inpatient and outpatient facilities.
No visitors are currently permitted in our hospitals, surgery and emergency departments. Additionally, per a health order from the state of California, hospital or skilled nursing facility visitors must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result which has been taken within 48 hours before entry or a negative COVID-19 antigen test result which has been taken within 24 hours before entry. This is not applicable to those visiting lab, pharmacy, or radiology, or those visiting patients in critical condition or near death. Limited exceptions for essential support persons.
These visitor restrictions correspond directly to the CDC-published COVID-19 transmission rates in the county that our hospitals are located and are based on 4 levels of transmission rates: high, substantial, moderate, or low.
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. Many locations also offer the COVID-19 vaccine. 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.
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:
- Before you go, check to see if your vaccine location requires an appointment.
- Bring a photo ID and your Kaiser Permanente member ID card.
- Wear a mask and short sleeves.
- Do not block fire zones, disabled parking spaces, or any facility entrances.
- Practice social distancing and stand 6 feet apart.
- Members may also receive a flu vaccine during a scheduled care appointment at any of our locations.
Member Vaccination Information:
Flu shot dates and locations are subject to change. Before you go, visit kp.org/mydoctor/flu or call 1-800-573-5811 for the most up-to-date information and answers to frequently asked questions.
2350 Geary Blvd. in the tent Please park at 2238 Geary Blvd. Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Flu Clinic will be closed on Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31
Mission Bay Campus
1600 Owens St., 1st Floor
1600 Owens St. 5th floor – Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Please wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when you come to the flu clinic.
For more information visit kp.org/mydoctor/flu or call 1-800-573-5811.
We’re excited to offer even more ways for members to get vaccinated! Starting October 1st through March 31, 2022, you can get a flu shot at no additional cost from select retailers including: Albertsons, Costco, CVS, Kroger, Rite-Aid, Safeway, Sav-On, Walgreens, and Walmart.
Members and non-members age 12 and over are encouraged to make an appointment for a free COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more at kp.org/covidvaccine.
The San Francisco Medical Center is offering COVID-19 vaccines to all people 12 and over on the main Kaiser Permanente San Francisco campus. The clinic is located at 2350 Geary Blvd (between Broderick and Baker), and is in a tent located on the parking lot. Parking is available on the street or in our main clinic building at 2238 Geary Blvd. For more information and to make an appointment visit kp.org/covidvaccine.
- Clinic hours are 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.*, Monday through Friday. *In order to accommodate the high demand, walk-ins are not accepted after 3:30 p.m.
- Appointments and walk-ins are welcome
- The Clinic will be closed on Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31
Patients do not need to be a Kaiser Permanente member to get vaccinated.
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 San Francisco area, be sure to check for the latest temporary changes in services, hours, and closures. Our emergency services remain open 24/7.