As a Kaiser Permanente member, you have access to tons of perks to help keep you at your healthiest, from fitness activities to cooking classes. Here’s just a partial list of what’s available for you and your family.
The more we exercise the healthier we usually are. That’s why we offer discounts on activities to encourage our members to stay in motion with biking, running, and other events.
Like to bike?
Kaiser Permanente STP presented by Alaska Airlines: Held this year on July 14 and 15, the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride is one of the most popular in the country. Be one of the first 250 Kaiser Permanente members to sign up and you can receive a 25% discount on the registration fee.[i]
Emerald City Ride presented by Kaiser Permanente, April 8, Seattle
Spokefest, Sept. 9, Spokane
Born to run?
Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes: Kaiser Permanente members can receive 50% off the registration fee. The 36th annual walk/run on May 20 benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. Use registration code “KPWA18BTB”. [ii]
Lilac Bloomsday Association presents Bloomsday, May 6, Spokane
Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente, June 3, Marymoor Park
Want to walk?
Walk MS: South Sound, April 21, Tacoma
Zoo Walks for adults 55 and older, $20 per quarter, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Woodland Park Zoo
Health and wellness
YMCA Healthy Kids Day: On April 29, Kaiser Permanente will provide free bike helmets and helmet fittings to kids at various YMCA locations throughout Washington.
Healthy cooking classes: Learn to cook delicious meals that nourish your body without growing your waistline. Attend cooking classes in Tacoma sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Classes are scheduled for Feb. 8, March 29, Oct. 4, and Dec. 6.
Fitness center discounts: This special resource gives you access to affordable options to get fit and have fun. You’ll find discounts on more than 10,000 fitness facilities nationwide, plus exercise videos and equipment for the perfect home workout.[iii]
Living well with a chronic condition workshops: These six-week, in-person group workshops help people learn how to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, and improve their quality of life. Participants set goals and make plans to achieve them.
Inspiring articles: Our health blog always has lots of interesting new and archived articles.
Free library: For information you can trust about symptoms, tests, and medications, or to use health calculators and take quizzes, visit our free online health care library.
Latest research: For more in-depth reports, check out the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute. Recent articles have covered enlightened aging and mind-body therapy for back pain.
While we don’t have firm dates set, we have a number of other events planned for the year. These include:
Teddy bears clinics: To help your youngsters get comfortable with the medical experience, bring them to a Teddy Bear Clinic. Kids are invited to help a Kaiser Permanente provider perform a wellness exam on a toy bear using a stethoscope and other medical supplies. Kids get to keep their “patient” after the exam. Keep an eye out for announcements for a clinic in your neighborhood.
One shot for flu prevention: Come autumn, Kaiser Permanente and the Seattle Storm join forces for flu prevention. Find information about this event featuring members of the Storm, free flu shots, a pop-a-shot game, and more. Kaiser Permanente members and the general public are welcome.
All this, plus you can receive care from Kaiser Permanente doctors, the top-ranked medical group in Washington state 11 years in a row.* And when you visit our medical offices you can usually see your doctor, fill prescriptions, and get labs or X-rays all under one roof.
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*Washington Health Alliance 2017 Community Checkup report. Published Dec. 2017.
Ranking applies to Kaiser Permanente Washington’s medical group, Washington Permanente Medical Group, P.C. (formerly Group Health Cooperative’s medical group, Group Health Permanente, P.C.)
[i] Not available to Medicaid, Medicare, or FEHB members, or Molina members who see Kaiser Permanente Washington physicians
[ii] Not available to Medicaid members, or Molina members who see Kaiser Permanente Washington physicians.
[iii] Not available to Medicaid members or Molina members who see Kaiser Permanente Washington physicians.
Medicare members note that fitness center discounts are not a plan benefit, are offered for the full contract year, and are available to all Medicare members uniformly.
[iv] Not available to Medicaid members, or Molina members who see Kaiser Permanente Washington physicians.