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KP West LA Takes Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs on April 28

KP West LA will host its 15th Drug Takeback Day on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 24-hour pharmacy turnaround at the medical center.

Pharmacy staff will be on hand to take back any unwanted, expired, or unused medications, free of charge - no questions asked. This program provides local residents with a free and convenient way to safely and easily dispose of these medications without having to get out of their car. A pharmacist will also be available for consultation if you have any questions about medications.

As part of National Drug Take-Back Day, several Kaiser Permanente medical centers throughout Southern California will serve as drop sites for disposal of expired, unwanted, and unused medicines. The service is free, easy, and anonymous.

If residents are unable to participate on April 28, a permanent Drug Take-Back Kiosk is also in place inside of the 24-hour Pharmacy at KP West LA Medical Center, and at the pharmacies at KP's Inglewood and Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw medical offices. Members as well as the community are welcome to drop off their unused, unwanted, or expired medication at no cost.

New "takeaway" envelopes that are pre-addressed and postage-paid are now available for purchase at all KP pharmacies for your convenience - please see a pharmacy team member if you would to purchase one.

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Drop-off information: 

Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, April 28
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center
At the 24-Hour Pharmacy Turnaround
6041 Cadillac Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034



KP West LA Hosts Teen Seminar on Saturday, April 14

Join us at KP West LA for a free interactive Teen Seminar for teens age 13-17 and their parents -  on Saturday, April 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Topics include:

- Facts about Teen Pregnancy
- Dealing with Teen Peer Pressure
- Making Healthy and Responsible Choices
- Contraception (including abstinence)
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases

This seminar is open to the community, so please feel free to share this flyer with your family, friends and community.

Space is limited, so please register for the event by April 2, 2018.

Thoughts from the Chaplain: Live in Hope, There is a Future

WLA's Chaplain weighs in on the relevant topic of violence in our society and ways we can find restoration and healing during these challenging times.

Click here to read the story.

KP West LA Celebrates Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer is the most common cancer among both men and women, but also one of the most treatable. It is also 90% curable when detected early.

This March, KP West LA hosted several events to create awareness for colon cancer:

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Event - March 22

KP West LA's Gastroenterology Department hosted a Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Celebration on March 22, to raise awareness of colon cancer, and encourage members between the ages of 50 and 75 to get Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FITs) done to test for blood in the stool - which can be an early sign of colon cancer.

At the event, staff members from KP West LA's Gastroenterology Department gathered 10 completed FIT kits, and distributed an additional 90 more to members.

Community Access Gastrointestinal Day - March 17

On March 17, KP West LA partnered with Venice Family Clinic to host its Community Access Gastrointestinal Day, a collaborative effort made possible by Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program, to provide diagnostic colonoscopies and endoscopies to a limited amount of underserved West L.A. residents, at no cost to them.

At the Community Access Gastrointestinal Day, KP West LA volunteer staff and surgeons performed 12 procedures on nine patients who have limited or no health insurance.

It's Not Too Late to Late to Get Screened

If you've registered on, visit your customized online Personalized Action Plan—a tool that provides recommendations to help you take control of your health as well as request a FIT Kit if you don't have one. Please visit to see what you can do today.


Join us for the Free Fitness Class Five Year Anniversary

Help us celebrate the five year anniversary of Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center’s Healthy Workforce Committee’s Free Fitness Class. All participants that attend this celebratory class will receive a FREE GIFT.

What: The class is a mix of cardio and strength training, suitable for all fitness levels. Please bring your own exercise mat and water. Participants will receive a giveaway during this celebratory class.

Where: Kaiser Permanente West LA Medical Center, Basement Classrooms A & B

When:  Tuesday, March 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

To register: Sign up via to RSVP and get updates. Search for “Thrive Los Angeles: Hiking, Biking and Fitness.”

For more information, please contact Manny Villagomez at (323) 857-2332 or email

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