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COVID-19 Testing

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.

Help Build Healthy, Thriving Communities by Voting

Kaiser Permanente is proud to take part in a nonpartisan, national effort to ensure every eligible U.S. citizen is registered to vote in the 2020 general election on Nov. 3. Kaiser Permanente neither supports nor opposes any candidate for public office.

Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We believe civic engagement practices, such as voting, are essential to this work.

Go to the National Voter Registration Day website to ensure you are registered to vote, and make a voting plan so you can avoid crowds and vote safely.

Battling COVID-19 in Care Homes for Elderly

Dr. David Miller

David Miller, MD

A plan to slow the spread of COVID-19 among the elderly in group living situations is pioneered at the Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center. Pictured, David Miller, MD at Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center.


September 21, 2020

Drive Thru Flu Shots Available

Drive-Thru Flu Shots Available
1655 Los Gamos Drive – San Rafael
Monday thru Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm
Thursdays 9 am to 6 pm
Petaluma Medical Offices
Monday thru Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesdays 9 am to 6 pm

We do not have drive-thru flu shot clinics at the San Rafael Medical Center, Downtown San Rafael, or Novato Medical Offices.

Visit kp.org/mydoctor/flu or call 1-800-573-5811 for more information
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Carrie Owen Plietz named president, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region

Formerly of Wellstar and Sutter Health, Owen Plietz brings decades of health system experience to Kaiser Permanente

Carrie Owen Plietz

Carrie Owen Plietz

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente has announced that Carrie Owen Plietz, FACHE, is the new regional president for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. In this role, Owen Plietz will lead the health plan and hospitals management team, partnering closely with The Permanente Medical Group as well as Kaiser Permanente’s labor partners. As the area’s largest nonprofit health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides care for more than 4.5 million members through its 21 hospitals and 257 medical offices in Northern California. She will also have responsibility for initiatives that address the social health needs of Kaiser Permanente members and communities, including grants and strategic investments that strengthen resources for housing, food, and economic opportunity.

Owen Plietz joins Kaiser Permanente after nearly 5 years with Wellstar Health System in Atlanta where she served as executive vice president, chief operating officer for the organization’s Hospital Division, which includes 11 hospitals, multiple outpatient centers, nursing homes, and other facilities and services. Owen Plietz previously spent 17 years at Sutter Health, a Northern California regional integrated health care system, serving as both chief operating officer and chief administrative officer of multi-hospital entities, and finally as CEO of Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento. Owen Plietz currently serves as chair-elect for the American College of Healthcare Executives, and chair-elect of the Healthcare Executives Study Society.

“This is an extraordinary time for leaders in health care to step up and address the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic while simultaneously working to improve the long-term health of patients, members, and communities,” said Greg A. Adams, Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO. “We are striving every day to do just that, and we are excited to have such an accomplished leader as Carrie join us and help drive this critical work.”

Owen Plietz will report directly to Janet Liang, executive vice president and group president for markets in California for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals.

“Carrie is a dynamic leader with a strong track record of successful leadership and driving excellence through teams and medical group partnerships,” said Liang. “Her deep experience in and across all the many aspects of health system operations, strategy, and leadership, coupled with her proven record of integrating multiple functions and facilities into one enterprise, will be a great asset to our organization.”

“I am very excited about this opportunity to be part of delivering on the mission of Kaiser Permanente, and humbled by the responsibility it entails,” Owen Plietz said. “Kaiser Permanente has a tremendous 75-year record of achievement and making a difference in the lives of all those it serves, and I look forward to being a part of the many more achievements to come.”

About Kaiser Permanente For 75 years, Kaiser Permanente has been committed to shaping the future of health and health care — and helping our members, patients, and communities experience more healthy years. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Since July 21, 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industryleading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.

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My Doctor Online

My Doctor Online

My Doctor Online

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

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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.

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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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