quality care
approachable pricing

Care Essentials treats common, nonemergency health needs affordably.

Kaiser Permanente members pay only their office visit cost share.



Sample Treatments Include
  • Cold, cough, and flu
  • Earache, ear infection, and ear wax removal
  • Fevers
  • Mono (mononucleosis)
  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis) and itchy eyes
  • Sinus infections (sinusitis)
  • Sore throat, strep throat, and laryngitis
  • Stuffy nose and congestion
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI) and bladder infections
We Don’t Treat
  • Acute emotional crises
  • Cancer
  • Chest pain
  • Dementia
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver disease
  • Meningitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing, diagnosis, and treatment


Sample Treatments Include
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Minor burns (first- and second-degree)
  • Minor cuts, bruises, and scrapes
  • Minor nosebleeds
  • Splinter and other minor foreign body removals
  • Sprains, strains, and muscle tears
  • Stitch and staple removal
  • Wound care
We Don’t Treat
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions requiring imaging
  • Fractures requiring X-ray imaging
  • Internal bleeding
  • Skull fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries


Sample Treatments Include
  • Acne and pimples
  • Actinic keratosis (solar keratosis) monitoring
  • Athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch, and fungal infections
  • Lice treatment (diagnosis and prescription)
  • Minor psoriasis
  • Poison oak and ivy
  • Rashes, skin irritation, and skin infection
  • Scabies
  • Shingles
  • Sties
  • Sunburn
  • Swimmer’s itch
  • Wart treatment and removal
We Don’t Treat
  • Major psoriasis
  • Melanoma
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)
Preventive Visits<br>+ Checkups
Preventive Visits
+ Checkups


Sample Treatments Include
  • Asthma care and nebulizer treatments
  • Birth control injections
  • High blood pressure monitoring and treatment
  • Help with quitting smoking and nicotine addiction (snuff, chew, and vaping)
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Motion sickness treatment
  • Preventive care (age- and gender-specific)
  • Routine checkups and physicals
  • Routine vaccinations
  • Sport, school, and camp physicals
  • Weight and obesity management
We Don’t Offer
  • Imaging (including X-ray, MRI, or ultrasound)


Sample Treatments Include
  • Birth control injections
  • Common child and adult vaccinations (including chickenpox, DTaP and Tdap, flu, hepatitis A and B, HPV, meningitis, MMR, pneumonia, polio and shingles)
  • Lab tests (including urinalysis, glucose, thyroid, pregnancy, HIV, blood chemistry, STD/STI, mononucleosis, and strep tests)
  • Prescriptions (may be filled at nearby neighborhood pharmacies; members may save money by using Kaiser Permanente pharmacies)
  • Vaccinations for school
  • *These services require an appointment and are individually priced in addition to office visit charge.

Not all conditions or services are listed. If you need treatment for a specific condition that we didn’t mention, call us at 1-855-235-0491.