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Genetic testing revealed early-stage cancer

Shari Conradson was 62 years old before she discovered that she has a genetic mutation that significantly raises the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. And thanks to Kaiser Permanente, she learned about it just in time.

“I was incredibly lucky; I had a new ob-gyn and I told her that my mother had died of ovarian cancer and also had breast cancer. She said I should get genetic testing and referred me to the Hereditary Cancer Program right on the spot,” said Conradson, a retired public school teacher who lives in Sebastopol.

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2021-22 Flu Season - Vaccination Clinics Open

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.

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:

  • 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.

Locations/Hours:

2238 Geary Blvd., Lobby Level

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mission Bay Medical Offices, 1600 Owens St., 1st Floor

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

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.

Update on Northern California Fires

Kaiser Permanente is closely monitoring the fires in Northern California. Our top priority is the safety of our patients, members, employees, and our community.

At this time, no Kaiser Permanente facilities in Northern California have been affected by the fires.

Information on fires and smoke in Northern California, including how to check your local air quality index >

COVID-19 Vaccinations Available at No Cost

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 am – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Appointments and walk-ins are welcome

Patients do not need to be a Kaiser Permanente member to get vaccinated.

Learn more >

COVID-19 Information and Visitor Policy for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California

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:

Masks

Anyone entering our facilities must wear a mask over their nose and mouth, regardless of vaccination status.

Temperature Screening

Anyone entering our hospital and surgical settings in our facilities will encounter temperature checkpoints. If you are found to have an elevated temperature you will be provided further instruction.

Potential visitors should stay home if they feel sick. Those entering our medical office buildings or other clinic locations will be prompted to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and provided direction if they have symptoms.

Visitor Policy

Visitor restrictions are in effect for all our facilities and correspond directly to the CDC-published COVID-19 transmission rates in the county that our hospitals are located and are based on 3 levels of transmission rates: substantial, high, or low.

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 test taken within 72 hours in order to enter these facilities to visit/accompany a patient. This is not applicable to those visiting lab, pharmacy or radiology, or those visiting critical condition and imminently dying patients. Limited exceptions for essential support persons.

Please call ahead prior to visiting our facilities if you have questions.

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