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High-quality Care. Close to Home. Watsonville Community Hospital and Kaiser Permanente

Watsonville Medical Facility

You always deserve high-quality care, close to home. We work with Watsonville Community Hospital to make sure our members have access to Kaiser Permanente care in Santa Cruz County.

Choosing the right hospital

Watsonville Community Hospital has been carefully evaluated for quality of care, comfort, and services. They’re subject to the same independent, third-party safety and quality rankings as our own Kaiser Permanente hospitals.

Delivering coordinated and connected care

As a patient at Watsonville Community Hospital, you’ll be cared for by Kaiser Permanente doctors and specialists.* They’re connected to your electronic health record, so they can review your health history — including your medication history, lab results, allergies, doctors’ notes, and more — and keep it up to date as your care evolves.

Creating a smooth, seamless experience

Kaiser Permanente doctors coordinate your care before, during, and after your time at Watsonville Community Hospital. So there are no gaps in your care — and once you’re discharged, you can focus on recovery while we guide your transition to follow-up care. Don’t worry about transferring records from your hospital stay, because they’re captured in your electronic health record.

Services available to you at Watsonville Community Hospital:

  • Emergency Department
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Outpatient Surgical Services

Click here for a full list of available departments and services

*In some instances, non–Kaiser Permanente doctors will be part of your in-hospital care team

2023-24 Flu Season – Flu Vaccines Available

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. 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.

Member vaccination information:

Flu shot dates and locations are subject to change. Before you go, visit or call 1-800-573-5811 for the most up-to-date information.

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:

  • Bring a photo ID and your Kaiser Permanente member ID card.
  • Wear short sleeves or clothing that allows easy access to your upper arm. Depending on local county guidance, you may be required to wear a mask.
  • Do not block fire zones, disabled parking spaces, or any facility entrances.
  • Members may also receive a flu vaccine during a scheduled care appointment at any of our locations.

Latest Updates on COVID-19 Testing

Most of the time, you can use an easy and reliable no-cost home antigen test for your COVID-19 testing needs.

PCR tests are used when directed by your doctor or when you’re required to show a negative PCR test for international travel or in circumstances where self-tests are not an option, such as to prove a negative COVID-19 test. Please check testing requirements prior to choosing a testing option.

You can now get a rapid PCR test with results in 24 hours or less at our convenient Northern California Kaiser Permanente testing locations. To get your test, start with an E-visit.

Visitor Policy and COVID-19 Information

We have updated the visitation guidance for hospital and ambulatory settings based on the most recent public health order by the CDPH to include the key changes below:

Hospitals and clinics may now allow all patients to have visitors without restriction.

Visitors are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or of negative COVID-19 test result to visit their family or friends in the hospital.

Effective April 3, 2023, per updated guidance from the California Department of Public Health, masks are no longer required at Kaiser Permanente facilities, except where mandated by governmental and regulatory agencies or our local infection prevention experts. Patients and visitors should check themselves for common COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering our facilities and can continue to request and voluntarily use masks as a recommended tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory-like illnesses.

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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

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