Discrimination Is Against the Law
Notice Informing Individuals About Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Requirements
Kaiser Permanente does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, cultural background, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, source of payment, genetic information, citizenship, primary language, or immigration status.
Language assistance services are available from our Member Services Contact Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except closed holidays). Interpreter services, including sign language, are available at no cost to you during all hours of operation. We can also provide you, your family, and friends with any special assistance needed to access our facilities and services. In addition, you may request health plan materials translated in your language, and may also request these materials in large text or in other formats to accommodate your needs. For more information, call 1-800-464-4000 (TTY users call 711).
A grievance is any expression of dissatisfaction expressed by you or your authorized representative through the grievance process. A grievance includes a complaint or an appeal. For example, if you believe that we have discriminated against you, you can file a grievance. Please refer to your Evidence of Coverage or Certificate of Insurance or speak with a Member Services representative for the dispute-resolution options that apply to you. This is especially important if you are a Medicare, Medi-Cal, MRMIP, Medi-Cal Access, FEHBP, or CalPERS member because you have different dispute-resolution options available.
You may submit a grievance in the following ways:
- By completing a Complaint or Benefit Claim/Request form at a Member Services office located at a Plan Facility (please refer to Your Guidebook for addresses)
- By mailing your written grievance to a Member Services office at a Plan Facility (please refer to Your Guidebook for addresses)
- By calling our Member Service Contact Center toll free at 1-800-464-4000 (TTY users call 711)
- By completing the grievance form on our website at kp.org
Please call our Member Service Contact Center if you need help submitting a grievance.
The Kaiser Permanente Civil Rights Coordinator will be notified of all grievances related to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. You may also contact the Kaiser Permanente Civil Rights Coordinator directly at:
Kaiser Permanente Civil Rights Coordinator
One Kaiser Plaza
12th Floor, Suite 1223
Oakland, CA 94612
You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., in Northern and Southern California and Hawaii • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc., Nine Piedmont Center, 3495 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-364-7000 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., 2101 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20852 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, 500 NE Multnomah St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232