Why KP

Whether you are looking for the broadest choice in providers or an unbeatable value with care and coverage under one roof, Kaiser Permanente Washington has a plan to meet your needs. Our care model enables our teams to think and work as one, coordinating your care seamlessly, so you don’t have to — and delivering better care when it matters most.

Kaiser Permanente WA Options Summit PPO plans give you excellent value with our broadest choice of providers throughout the state and the country. Summit PPO includes 3 tiers of coverage for different groups of clinicians. You receive the best value when you choose high-quality care from Kaiser Permanente clinicians. When choice is most important, you have access to more than one million in-network health professionals anywhere in the United States.

Choose care from:

  • The doctors who practice at Kaiser Permanente Washington locations
  • An extensive network of contracted community providers in Washington
  • First Choice Health network (in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska)
  • First Health network (in all other states)

Summit PPO also includes Kaiser Permanente Washington pharmacies, as well as the OptumRx network of pharmacies throughout the nation. Note: You’ll have lower copays for office visits and most prescriptions if you use Kaiser Permanente Washington providers and pharmacies.

Kaiser Permanente WA Core and SoundChoice plans are HMO plans that cover in-network services through a network of high-quality health care providers. Our plans offer great value with low or no deductibles for many services, and when you get care at one of our care facilities, you get many convenient services under one roof, saving time and hassle. Can’t get to a Kaiser Permanente Washington medical facility? Don’t worry. We share our quality care resources with other doctors in our network, so whether you get care from Kaiser Permanente Washington physicians or with a contracted doctor, we'll help you get and stay healthy.

When everything about your health care, including your health plan, is connected, everyone is equally invested in your total health. We take an active role in helping to keep you healthy from the minute you become a member — not just when you get sick or injured. Because of our care model, it’s in everyone’s best interest to provide the right care, not more care — and when our members thrive, everyone wins.

Note: Plan offerings vary by county. Availability is based on the county in which you live or work.