Why choose Kaiser Permanente?

Because your total health matters.

We have one mission — keeping you healthy in mind, body, and spirit. And since we’re both a care provider and a health plan, you get everything you need in one convenient package. Combining care and coverage is just one of the ways we help you thrive. Here are 4 more.

We’re recognized for our quality

Kaiser Permanente has been acknowledged by outside agencies for our high-quality* care and member satisfaction. In some cases, we’re rated best in the nation.

Our doctors are your personal health advocates

Our doctors practice what they love and put members at the center of everything they do. You can choose your doctor and change at any time.

You choose how you receive and manage your care

You can see your doctor in person, email your doctor’s office, and call our 24/7 advice nurses. You can also manage your health care anytime online at kp.org, or with our mobile app.**

You get the care and services you need under one roof

At most of our facilities, you can take care of several health care needs in one visit. You can see your doctor, get a lab test or X-ray, and pick up your medications — all without leaving the building.

*In the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 2019–2020 Health Insurance Plan Ratings, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States’ private health plan is rated 5 out of 5, among the top 1% in the nation, and our Medicare health plan is rated 4.5 out of 5, the highest rating in DC, MD, and VA. The 2019 Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons, granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Kaiser Permanente cancer care program. The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group is the largest medical group in the Washington, DC, and Baltimore areas and exclusively treats Kaiser Permanente members. Permanente doctors are recognized as Top Doctors in Washingtonian magazine (2019), Northern Virginia Magazine (2020), Baltimore magazine (2019), and Washington Consumers’ CHECKBOOK magazine (2018). According to NCQA’s Quality Compass® 2019, we lead DC, MD, and VA in the following categories: colorectal screening, breast cancer screening, childhood immunizations combo 9, cervical cancer screening, and timeliness of prenatal and postpartum care for women. Quality Compass is a registered trademark of the NCQA.
**Online features are available when you receive care at Kaiser Permanente facilities.