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Specialty care the way it should be

You should always expect great care. But when you’re dealing with a serious health issue, you need care that exceeds your expectations. When skill, experience, and passion matter most, we bring our best teams together to help turn your health around.

A 360-degree approach to specialty care

We specialize in treating illness, but we’re also passionate about catching problems before they become serious — and discovering new and better ways to treat them if they do.

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Kaiser Permanente specialty care highlights

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Cancer Care

Our approach to cancer care starts with industry-leading screening rates2 and includes access to innovative clinical trials and talented teams.

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Cardiac Care

How do you get to the forefront of reducing heart disease and stroke? With proactive screenings and innovative treatment techniques — and a lot of heart.

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Pregnancy and Maternity Care

Expecting and new parents put their trust in Kaiser Permanente during one of the most important times of their lives. From first signs to first steps, you and your baby are connected to all the care you need.

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Recognized for excellence — and passion that drives results

We don’t just talk about great specialty care. Independent reports from industry-leading organizations prove we deliver care that changes lives.

  • Of the 24 commercial health plans in California rated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, ours have been among the highest-rated 3 years in a row.3

  • 4 stars for clinical quality: For a record-setting 10th year in a row, we’re the only plan to get perfect scores for clinical quality on the California Office of the Patient Advocate’s Health Care Quality Report Card.4

  • All 21 Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Achievement Award.5

  1. In 2017, Kaiser Permanente led the nation as the top performer in 25 HEDIS® (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) effectiveness-of-care measures — the most of any health plan. Kaiser Permanente 2017 HEDIS® scores. Benchmarks provided by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Quality Compass® and represent all lines of business. Kaiser Permanente combined region scores were provided by the Kaiser Permanente Department of Care and Service Quality. The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass 2017 and is used with the permission of NCQA. Quality Compass 2017 includes certain CAHPS® data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass® and HEDIS® are registered trademarks of NCQA. CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  2. Kaiser Permanente was the top performer in the nation for breast cancer and colon cancer screenings in 2017. Kaiser Permanente 2017 HEDIS® scores. Benchmarks provided by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Quality Compass® and represent all lines of business. Kaiser Permanente combined region scores were provided by the Kaiser Permanente Department of Care and Service Quality. The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass 2017 and is used with the permission of NCQA. Quality Compass 2017 includes certain CAHPS® data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass® and HEDIS® are registered trademarks of NCQA. CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  3. NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017–2018, National Committee for Quality Assurance, 2017: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., of Northern California — HMO (rated 5 out of 5); Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., of Southern California — HMO (rated 4.5 out of 5). NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015–2017, National Committee for Quality Assurance.
  4. Health Care Quality Report Card, 2009–18, California Office of the Patient Advocate. 2017–18 results are based on 2016 performance data. View the complete report at: reportcard.opa.ca.gov/rc/HMO_PPOCombined.aspx
  5. Heart Failure/Stroke recognition hospital map, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, heart.org, accessed November 22, 2017.