Care and Coverage Together to Keep Northwest Well!
At Kaiser Permanente we know that a healthy lifestyle is important to our Northwest Communities and that’s why we provide high-quality care and coverage together to help you stay healthy, live longer, and thrive. In our Northwest Region, more than 880 Northwest Permanente physicians provide medical services for more than 500,000 members in Oregon and Washington.
Caring for our communities for more than 60 years, Kaiser Permanente Northwest serves more than 500,000 members in the Portland metro area, Salem, and southwest Washington. The region is home to 35 medical offices, 21 dental clinics, 6 urgent care clinics, 6 Vision Essentials clinics, 2 hospitals, 2 Care Essentials clinics as well as affiliated hospitals and medical offices.
Kaiser Permanente’s history in the Pacific Northwest goes back to the medical group established to serve workers and their families during construction of Grand Coulee Dam in northeastern Washington in the late 1930s. During World War II, those physicians served workers and their families at the Kaiser shipyards in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. With the closing of the shipyards in 1945, enrollment was opened to the community.