News and events
The flu is serious. Don’t pass it on!
Flu shots are available at no cost to our members at Kaiser Permanente medical facilities.
The flu is a serious, contagious illness that causes moderate to severe symptoms. Some people get sick enough
to need hospitalization. Anyone can get the flu, but getting a flu shot every year is the best way to prevent it.
The CDC recommends a flu shot each year for everyone 6 months of age and older.
For the most up-to-date information on when and where to get a flu shot, call the 24-hour flu hotline at 1-800-573-5811
or visit our online Cold and Flu Tool.
Residents of Santa Cruz County will soon have access to Kaiser Permanente’s unique blend of high quality, affordable health care and award-winning coverage. The Oakland-based nonprofit expects to expand into the Santa Cruz area beginning in January, 2017.
“Care Stories” presents Kaiser Permanente members talking about their own care in their own words, unscripted and uncompensated. We’ll also showcase some of our 181,000 physicians and employees doing what they do best – caring for our members and striving to do that better each day. It’s what we mean when we say “Thrive” – to achieve total health in mind, body, and spirit.
Click here to view our Patient’s Care Stories.
Having a new baby in the house can be both joyful and exhausting. The most helpful advice and support for new parents often comes from other parents in the same situation. That’s why, at Santa Clara Medical Center, we’re inviting local families with new babies to come together and form a “village”: One Village is a program that provides routine, well-baby medical care in a group setting with several families that have babies of the same age. The same families will meet at regular appointments during their babies’ first year. Each One Village appointment will be with a pediatrician, a medical assistant, and a nurse. And your pediatrician will still be available for individual visits as needed for urgent medical issues.
To find out more, contact the Labor and Delivery Department or Newborn Care Center at Santa Clara Medical Center at 408-851-7300.
Traveling? Learn about Kaiser Permanente International Travel Services.