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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.

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.

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.

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 PCR test result which has been taken within 48 hours before entry or a negative COVID-19 antigen test result which has been taken within 24 hours before entry. This is not applicable to those entering the facility to access the lab, pharmacy, or radiology.

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Emergency Department construction updates

To help get you where you need to go during our Emergency Department expansion project, we recently added free daily shuttle services on our South Sacramento campus.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Available at No Cost

Members and non-members ages 6 months and over are encouraged to make an appointment for a free COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more at kp.org/covidvaccine.

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