Kaiser Permanente’s investments in the Napa/Solano community focus on helping low-income and uninsured or underinsured individuals and families.  In 2013 we were working to:

  • Increase access to prevention and primary care services
  • Reduce obesity and overweight
  • Decrease risky teen behaviors
  • Prevent community violence
  • Reduce health disparities

As an employer, corporate citizen and nonprofit health plan, we recognize there are many factors that impact health. Our investment in the overall health of Napa/Solano includes:

Total investment Kaiser Permanente made in Napa/Solano in 2013, through its Community Benefit program and resources.
Emergency room visits (many were supported through our charity care or financial assistance programs).
Students and their families learned how to make healthy choices via a free Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre performance.
Support for Summer Youth and INROADS internship programs.

Key Partners:

  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties
  • The Leaven
  • LIFT3 Support Group
  • Solano Coalition For Better Health
  • COPE Family Center
  • Youth & Family Services
  • Children’s Network
  • On The Move

“ I want to start my thank you with the nurses and doctors, lab techs and myriad other Kaiser staff, whose care and treatment was top notch. They even managed to infuse a bit of humor (the best medicine, I think) into the situation.”

Senior women with physcian

Kaiser Permanente Specialists Offering Access to Referral Services (KPSOARS)

Community clinics in Solano County do an amazing job providing primary care to uninsured patients, but historically they’ve often run into roadblocks when trying to refer these patients to a specialist. Because of a shortage of specialists in the county, many uninsured patients have experienced long wait times to get the specialty care they need or have gone without; others have traveled outside the county to get it.

To help meet these needs, in 2011, Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center expanded its charity care program to create a partnership agreement with La Clinica de la Raza. The agreement allows La Clinica to refer patients to Kaiser Permanente specialty care services including orthopedics, gastroenterology, neurology, cardiology and women’s health.

Since its inception, KPSOARS physicians have treated 214 patients.