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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. Not sure which COVID-19 test is right for you? See our guidelines on choosing the right COVID-19 test.

For those times that you need an in-person COVID-19 PCR test as directed by your doctor or if you are attending an event or activity that specifically requires a negative PCR test result, you can now get a rapid PCR test with results in approximately 2 hours at our convenient Northern California Kaiser Permanente testing locations. No appointment is needed and there is no cost.

Visitor Policy and COVID-19 Information

As part of our commitment to protect our patients and staff, and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases affecting our communities (including COVID-19 and monkeypox), we have implemented the following in our facilities:

Anyone entering our facilities must continue to wear a well-fitted mask, that covers their nose, mouth and chin, regardless of vaccination status. You may receive a recommendation to wear a KP supplied mask upon entry to facility to improve safety. Please adhere to all self-symptom screening required for entry to our facilities as posted at entry points.

Inpatient Facilities

Our hospital visitor restrictions correspond directly to the CDPH-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. For your local facility visitor policy information please check the list below.

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Get Your Flu Shot

Get your flu shot

Member flu shots begin Sept. 12. Help protect yourself, your family, and your community from the flu. Find convenient flu shot locations at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. You don’t need an appointment.

Now Open!  New, Expanded Santa Cruz Medical Offices opening late June 2022

Santa Cruz at night picture.

Kaiser Permanente Santa Cruz County’s new Medical Offices, located at 110 Cooper Street in Downtown Santa Cruz, offers primary care, along with Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Imaging services. The new medical offices are conveniently located just one block from our existing Locust Street location.

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.

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