San Diego

Join the YMCA and save

If you’re a Kaiser Permanente member living in San Diego, you can join one of the many area YMCAs without paying an enrollment fee if you enroll between November 1 and November 15, 2011.* You could save up to $150, depending on the location and the type of gym membership (excludes Membership Plus). Monthly membership fees will still apply.

Participating YMCAs include: Border View, Copley, Downtown, East County (Cameron, John A. Davis, and McGrath), Jackie Robinson, Joe and Mary Mottino, La Jolla, Magdalena Ecke, Mission Valley, Mission Valley Annex at Hazard Center, Palomar, Peninsula, Rancho, South Bay, and Toby Wells.

Get more information or find the YMCA near you, or call 858-292-YMCA(858-292-9622).

The products and services described above are neither offered nor guaranteed under our contract with the Medicare program. In addition, they are not subject to the Medicare appeals process. Any disputes regarding these products and services may be subject to the Kaiser Permanente grievance process.

*The products and services described are provided by entities other than Kaiser Permanente and are neither offered nor guaranteed under your Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., contract. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse or make any representations regarding the quality or medical efficacy of such products and services, nor the financial integrity of these entities. Kaiser Permanente disclaims any liability for these products and services. Any disputes may be subject to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan’s grievance process. Should a problem arise with any of these products or services, you may call the Member or Customer Service number on your ID card, and we will direct you as appropriate.

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Garfield Specialty Center in full bloom

If you live near Central San Diego, you’ll be happy to hear that our Garfield Specialty Center is now fully open for business.

Our Garfield Specialty Center “offers a convenient, central location for members to receive same-day surgery and medical care from 58 specialty care providers,” says Mary Ann Barnes, senior vice president and executive director of Kaiser Permanente in San Diego.

The Ambulatory Surgery Center has four operating suites, six gastrointestinal procedure suites, and pre- and post-operative patient care areas. Other services available include:

  • orthopedics
  • podiatry
  • pain management
  • plastic surgery
  • general surgery
  • head and neck surgery
  • audiology
  • gastroenterology
  • urology
  • pharmacy
  • laboratory
  • radiology

All our X-rays and imaging tests are digital and become part of your electronic health record, which can help speed diagnosis and treatment. In our laboratory, full-spin, adjustable chairs enable technicians to draw blood from either arm. Exam rooms are built for greater noise reduction and patient privacy.

“We’ve designed this building with a lot of windows and natural light,” says Barnes. “Our designers paid close attention to creating a comfortable, healing environment for our patients.”

The Garfield Specialty Center is at 5893 Copley Drive, about 8.5 miles from our San Diego Medical Center. Many services at Garfield are by physician referral, but for more information, call 619-528-5000 (or 711 for TTY for the hearing/speech impaired). You can find driving directions in our facility directory.

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