By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– We all look forward to spending our vacation relaxing and sightseeing, not sitting in an emergency room or urgent care center awaiting treatment for pink eye. Fortunately, Kaiser Permanente members who get sick or injured while traveling have multiple options.
If you are on the road with nonurgent medical concerns or questions, you can email your doctor, call the 24/7 care advice line, or arrange for a phone or video visit with your care team.
If you need urgent (nonemergency) care, you now have one more convenient alternative.
If you are traveling in a state where Kaiser Permanente does not operate, you can go to the nearest MinuteClinic® located in select CVS Pharmacy and Target locations for care. All that is needed is a photo ID and your membership card or health/medical record number. You don’t need an appointment and will only be charged your standard coinsurance or copay for the visit.
Many members* also can fill prescribed medications related to the MinuteClinic visit at the CVS Pharmacy located inside the same store. This means you can save time and avoid having to submit a request for reimbursement from Kaiser Permanente. A complete list of clinics and hours is available at www.minuteclinic.com.