About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of the leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans in the United States.
Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Our vision is that we are trusted partners in total health, collaborating with people to help them thrive, creating communities that are among the healthiest in the nation, and inspiring greater health for America and the world.
Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.
Facts and Figures
Read the latest Kaiser Permanente Annual Report online.
Kaiser Permanente serves close to 12 million members in eight states (California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington) and the District of Columbia, and has the following:
Hospitals co-located with medical offices
Medical offices and other outpatient facilities (ambulatory care)
Years of providing care (founded in 1945)
Employees, including 54,000 nurses
Articles and Summaries
Video Appointments Helped Family Through a Crisis (Care Stories video)
The following websites will give you more information about the exciting work going on at Kaiser Permanente:
Visit kp.org and discover a wealth of information from the perspective of a Kaiser Permanente member. Read about health and wellness, prevention and screenings, conditions and diseases, and much more. Take an online tour of My Health Manager for examples of how members use a secure website for convenient access to their doctor and their health information.
Kaiser Permanente Share
When Kaiser Permanente is in the news—or making news of its own—read about it first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
Kaiser Permanente At a Glance
At a Glance is an aspect of the Annual Report that provides vibrant, up-to-date information for consumers and employees.
Care Management Institute
Kaiser Permanente’s Care Management Institute (CMI) is a gathering point for coordinated learning and the study of new and creative clinical approaches. Our evidence-based approach to superior clinical performance provides Kaiser Permanente with additional capability to deliver leading-edge, patient-centered care.
Center for Health Research
Founded in 1964, the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research is a single research center that spans two regions of Kaiser Permanente: the Northwest and Hawaii. Its investigators and research staff attempt to answer the most pressing questions in health care today.
Center for Total Health
The Center for Total Health, located in Washington, D.C., is an exciting educational venue with interactive touch-screen exhibits, state-of-the-art health technology displays, and a conference center. Kaiser Permanente International offers customized programs for groups of about 20 participants at the Center for Total Health. Take a virtual tour.
Environmental Stewardship Resource Center
Visit the Environmental Stewardship Resource Center and find out what Kaiser Permanente is doing to improve the environment and link the health of our members, our communities, and our planet.
Garfield Innovation Center
The Sidney R. Garfield Health Care Innovation Center, located in San Leandro, California, is a living laboratory where ideas are tested and solutions are developed in a hands-on, mocked-up clinical environment. Take a 360-degree look at the center in this intriguing virtual tour.
Innovation Learning Network
The Innovation Learning Network brings together the most innovative health care organizations in the world to share the joys and pains of innovation.
Institute for Health Policy
The mission of the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy is to shape policy and practice with evidence and experience from the nation’s largest private integrated health care delivery and financing organization.
Kaiser Permanente Care Stories
Kaiser Permanente Care Stories presents Kaiser Permanente members talking about their own care in their own words, unscripted and uncompensated. It also showcases some of Kaiser Permanente’s physicians and employees doing what they do best.
Kaiser Permanente in California
With more than 8.5 million members, our Northern and Southern California regions account for more than 73% of KP members. KP in California provides information specific to California.
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
Kaiser Permanente plans to open its School of Medicine in Pasadena, California as part of the organization’s ongoing effort to lead in meeting America’s demands for 21st-century health care. The school will be designed around the KP care delivery model—incorporating advanced health information technology, moving beyond the traditional health care setting, acknowledging the importance of collaboration, and promoting diversity and inclusion to deliver health equity.
The Permanente Journal
The Permanente Journal advances knowledge in scientific research, clinical medicine, and innovative health care delivery. It is written and published by the clinicians of the Permanente Medical Groups and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan to promote the delivery of superior health care through the principles and benefits of Permanente Medicine.
More than 21,000 Permanente physicians play an important role as stewards of the health and health resources of the 11.7 million Kaiser Permanente patients and members across the country. Our physicians lead the movement to transform health care in America by exemplifying the tenets of Permanente Medicine – person-centered, high-quality care that embraces the latest innovations in medicine and is supported by an integrated care delivery model.
Kaiser Permanente has several channels on YouTube. You’ll find inspirational patient stories, “Thrive” commercials, and news about health, nutrition, and prevention programs.
“The spirit of Kaiser Permanente is very appealing.”
— Program Participant