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.
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 www.kpbridge.org.
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 www.kp.org/mfa/mas 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.
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.