In The Community // Our Communities



Care and Coverage

We lower financial barriers for uninsured and underinsured individuals to receive medical care. Our charitable care and coverage plans served nearly 8,500 people in 2012.

Bridge Plan

We collaborate with local governments and community-based not-for-profit organizations to provide health coverage for uninsured families in need. The Bridge Plan helps those who cannot afford health coverage for reasons such as a change in job status or income.

Bridge Plan members pay a small premium to receive medical care from Kaiser Permanente providers, and we cover nearly all of the costs. In 2012, we served nearly 6,000 people in the Bridge Plan.

For more information regarding the Bridge Plan, including eligibility requirements and contact information of our local partners, visit

Children’s Health Care Partnerships

Community partners help us identify uninsured children who are ineligible for public health care programs. Children enrolled in local child health programs receive free primary care services at Kaiser Permanente medical centers.

More than 2,500 children relied on Kaiser Permanente in 2012, ensuring our communities’ most vulnerable members received access to quality medical care.

This program is offered in the following counties:

  • Montgomery County, Md. – (301) 628-3442
  • Prince George’s County, Md. – (301) 883-7858
  • Fairfax County, Va. – (703) 324-5182
  • Prince William County, Va. – (703) 792-7348

Medical Financial Assistance

Kaiser Permanente’s Medical Financial Assistance (MFA) program provides temporary financial assistance for qualifying patients who need help paying for emergency or medically necessary care they receive in a Kaiser Permanente facility by a Kaiser Permanente provider. For information on who is eligible, and an application in English, Spanish or Vietnamese, please visit or click here.

Community Health Initiatives

We design and fund programs that engage communities to change conditions in neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, and health centers, with a focus on healthy eating and active living (HEAL). Read more about our community health initiatives, such our work in the Port Towns area of Prince George’s County, Md.

Safety Net Partnerships

We offer expertise and resources to community clinics, local health departments, and public hospitals; and we view these organizations as an essential window onto our communities.

Educational Theatre Programs

Kaiser Permanente’s signature Educational Theatre Programs (ETP) present live theatrical performances – free of charge – to educate and inspire school children around the region about healthy lifestyles. To learn more or request a performance, call (301) 902-1210.

Corporate Citizenship

We aim to be health care industry leaders in corporate philanthropy and employee volunteerism.  We seek partnerships and alliances with like-minded organizations working to develop solutions to our region’s health concerns and issues. Our funding and thought partners are a valuable part of our investment and engagement in communities throughout the region.