Be flexible

Custom tailor-made to fit your life

Traditional fee-for-service care makes it difficult for people to actively participate in their health. Its out-of-date restrictions, rigid hours, and patchwork access to care can pose serious scheduling challenges. Add in balancing family, work, a social life, and personal interests with care management, and your time is really stretched thin. Why can’t health care fit your lifestyle instead of the other way around? Kaiser Permanente’s integrated system of care adapts to people’s real lives. In person, online, by phone, via video1 — each person has the flexibility to determine how they’ll get care from our award-winning physicians. This on-demand access enables each patient to manage their care on their own terms, which sets everyone up for better health success.

Your care. On demand.



Order your prescriptions online for delivery directly to home or work2 — often within 48 hours, see your doctor via video visit,1 and get remote monitoring to access the care you need conveniently.

In person

Make same- or next-day appointments at any of our medical facilities, most offering doctors, lab, X-ray, and pharmacy together under one roof so you get more done in one trip.



Message your doctor for a reply within 24 – 48 hours or contact registered nurses for advice 24/7, so you can communicate with your caregivers and get the answers you need.

Online – Connect to your personal health record, get certain lab results, schedule appointments, get medication reminders, and more with our apps to keep up to date on your health.

Video – Meet with your personal physician, your child’s pediatrician, a behavioral health clinician, or emergency medicine doctor via video on your phone, computer, or tablet.1

Remote – Take advantage of remote monitoring to collect diagnostic medical data directly from a device and save a trip to the doctor.

Urgent Care – Get treated for a wide variety of illnesses or injuries requiring prompt medical attention, including sprains, breaks, backaches, flu symptoms, sore throats, earaches, and much more.

Phone – Call for 24/7 care advice from our registered nurses, make phone appointments with your physician, or receive text alerts for appointment and medication reminders, so you can make care decisions on your schedule.

Away from home – Visit MinuteClinics for urgent care services when a Kaiser Permanente facility is not available, and receive urgent or emergency care away from home — or when traveling out of the country. 

Exceptional health care is yours — virtually anywhere

Staying healthy while staying safe is everyone’s concern, especially now. Kaiser Permanente has built an exceptional network of virtual care to supplement in-person visits. Just jump on a call 24/7 with a registered nurse or schedule a video visit1 with your doctor — or a team of doctors. Telehealth connects you to high-quality health care when and where you need it by phone or on any smart device. Your doctors are connected and collaborate with you on your care. Your health record is tracked in our network, allowing your doctors immediate access to your medical history, health status, and prescribed medications. We are proud to have pioneered this innovative collaboration and data sharing between health care professionals. Seamlessly connecting your doctor to your entire care team, including specialists, helps eliminate redundancy and can expedite discovery and recovery.

Pandemic readiness for you and your family

Unprecedented times require innovative solutions. Our leading health system3 of care and coverage is uniquely suited to support you through changing conditions with care innovations, customized coverage, convenient telehealth options, and award-winning physicians4 free from insurance entanglements. Since April 2020, 80% of all care visits are virtual, over 18,000 computers have been deployed to increase telehealth visits and enable remote call center support, and our prescription home delivery has been offering same-day delivery and curbside pickup.2  

Our integrated system us better for your health

At Kaiser Permanente, our patients aren’t appointments on a doctor’s schedule. They are people with specific needs. And our integrated system of care enables us to individually support each one along their health journey. Our award-winning doctors4 and specialists — along with nurses, pharmacies, and health plan — are all connected to each other, and to the patient and their medical history via an electronic medical record. Every encounter is documented there, so we know our member’s overall health picture.

We have decades of experience providing care by email, via phone or video, and online. These are all core components of our integrated delivery system, not add-ons, so quality care is built into every experience. And unlike many insurers, we don’t outsource these services to providers who don’t know our patients’ medical histories. So, our caregivers can all share this information and work together and with you to resolve issues more efficiently, getting you healthier faster.

All roads lead to an award-winning physician

The engine that drives our integrated system of care is the team of award-winning physicians4 from the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. They are the largest medical group in the Mid-Atlantic region, exclusively treating Kaiser Permanente members. Hundreds have been recognized as Top Doctors.4

Kaiser Permanente’s integrated system of care amplifies the skills of our 1,700+ doctors, so you benefit from their complete body of knowledge. Since our physicians are all connected, they work together to coordinate your follow-up care, monitor conditions, and support prevention through any care option you choose. When the top doctors in the region have the most up-to-date health information, they can help you make the best choices for your overall well-being.

Learn more about your care options with Kaiser Permanente

Traditional fee-for-service care limits the ways you can access care, and is inconsistent from provider to provider. But as a Kaiser Permanente member, you can access care on demand for greater control of your health. We have even more valuable info available at the “Download info” button.

Whether you’re a member who wants to make the best use of your plan or a nonmember considering entering our integrated system to start getting care how you want it, this resource can help you make the best care decisions for you and your familyi