Here are the TOP 7 reasons why Kaiser Permanente is a GREAT choice for Atlanta residents looking for a health insurance provider to meet their needs:
1. Your choice of top doctors
When you choose Kaiser Permanente as your health insurance company in Atlanta, you have just increased your options for having access to outstanding physicians. One hundred percent of the physicians you will be able to see are board certified (compared to 85% nationwide), and many have attended the most prestigious and highly respected medical schools in the nation! The doctors on Kaiser Permanente’s care team coordinate their care with the nurses and specialists you will see, for a comprehensive whole-health approach to yours and your family’s physical health and well-being. These professionals share best practices and work together to ensure you are receiving the utmost in quality medical care. At a Kaiser Permanente medical facility, specialists are on-hand to work together with your physician to meet your health needs.
2. Personalized care
At Kaiser Permanente, the doctors, nurses and specialists take the time to get to know you, your medical history, your needs and your plans – so that they can tailor your treatment to your specific needs. Too many times, it seems that healthcare is dispensed in a one-size-fits-all fashion. Your individual situation is unlike any other – Kaiser Permanente knows that you are an individual and considers your case accordingly. Kaiser Permanente understands that in today’s busy world, sometimes we need information on the go – so you find convenient locations, 24 hour telephone information service as well as same-day, after hours or even weekend services available. One of the key tools to standardize your care is your electronic health record that is easily accessed by every Kaiser Permanente health facility in your region. Each time you visit with one of Kaiser Permanente’s health professionals, your record is updated to include the new information. You never have to worry about carrying paperwork with your or losing your prescription, because as soon as the medicine is prescribed, that information will be in your electronic health record as soon as you walk over to the in-house pharmacy!
3. Anytime access
In today’s fast-paced world, many of us need health care that moves at the same pace we do. Kaiser Permanente provides cutting-edge web and mobile tools to allow you to manage your health and inform yourself no matter where you are. With the ability to communicate with your medical care staff via e-mail, view online lab test results as soon as they are available, and the ability to refill prescriptions with nothing more than a click – you will find it easier than ever to manage yours and your family’s health. With Kaiser Permanente’s award-winning website, you will find everything from wellness articles, fitness advice, healthy living podcasts, world-class recipes to cook healthy meals at home, and so much more. Kaiser Permanente’s mobile apps work as hard as you do -and you can download them for FREE!
4. One stop shop
In metro Atlanta (and Athens) alone, you will find 29 Kaiser Permanente health facilities. Throughout these 29 facilities, you will find over 500 physicians and other health care providers. At many of these facilities, you will not only be able to take care of your appointment with the physician. You will find that they also have the pharmacy, lab and x-ray services all in one location so that you can accomplish the things you need to do without driving all over town making several stops. When you need a prescription refill, no need to hop back in the car to head out to the pharmacy, with Kaiser Permanente it only takes a couple of clicks on their award-winning website and your medications will be mailed to your home!
5. Wellness care
Kaiser Permanente knows that we want to keep ourselves healthy, but our busy lives make it seem like we cannot possibly fit it into our schedules. That is why Kaiser Permanente provides so many healthy extras – keeping you informed of all the things that promote health in mind, body and spirit. For little to no cost, stop by one of their many health facilities and you will be able to take classes in any of a bunch of topics or activities that promote good health such as: yoga, healthy cooking, managing your health conditions and so much more. You can even consult one-on-one with your very own wellness coach at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE! These coaches are not only caring, they are also experienced and licensed to help you make the best decisions on how to set and achieve your health and wellness goals. Whether you want to lose weight, stop smoking, become more active or simply find more restful sleep – you will not have to do it alone. Kaiser Permanente has the tools and resources that will help you be successful as you become the healthiest possible YOU!
6. Care wherever you are
Kaiser Permanente covers your emergency care wherever you are in the world!! Kaiser Permanente understands that emergencies cannot be planned. By their very nature, emergencies are when you need the help the most! No matter where you travel in the United States, you are able to visit a Kaiser Permanente location for any non-life-threatening treatment. For quick health advice, Kaiser Permanente has advice nurses standing by on their Health Line, which they make available to members 24 hours a day! Kaiser Permanente is also affiliated with several areas hospitals, some of which include Northside Hospital, Piedmont Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In the metro Atlanta area, you will also find nearly thirty affiliated urgent care facilities.
7. Member satisfaction
In 2012, Kaiser Permanente Georgia, for the third year in a row, was named by J.D. Power and Associates as “Highest in Member Satisfaction” among commercial health plans in the South Atlantic region. One of the reasons Kaiser Permanente ranks so highly in member satisfaction is that their care model does not saddle their doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals on staff with the administrative paperwork that has become synonymous with healthcare hospitals and clinics nationwide. By freeing up their medical personnel to focus on their patients, everybody wins!