Kaiser Permanente

Information regarding accepted Kaiser Permanente insurance plans. Click on a plan below to learn more.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at (206) 223-6601 or (800) 553-7803

Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of Washington Insurance Plans

  • Alliance (HMO) — May select a Virginia Mason or Kaiser Permanente PCP

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    Yes

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    Yes*

    General Comments

    • * Insurance approved specialty care referral is not required if patient has a Virginia Mason PCP and is receiving care within Virginia Mason.
    • * Insurance approved specialty care referral IS required if patient has a Kaiser Permanente PCP and is receiving care within Virginia Mason.
  • Alliant Plus/Connect (POS) — May select a Virginia Mason or Kaiser Permanente PCP

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    Yes

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    No

    General Comments

    * Patient may incur higher out-of-pocket expenses if they have a Kaiser Permanente PCP and have elected to self-refer to Virginia Mason.

  • Options POS — May select a Virginia Mason or Kaiser Permanente PCP

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    Yes*

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    No

    General Comments

    * Patient may incur higher out-of-pocket expenses if they have a Kaiser Permanente PCP and have elected to self-refer to Virginia Mason

  • Options PPO

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    Yes

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    No

  • Access PPO

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    Yes

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    No

  • Omni PPO

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    Yes

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    No

  • Elect PPO

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    Yes

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    No

  • Core

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    No

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    Yes

    General Comments

    Viriginia Mason is non-contracted, but will accept approved referrals for specialty care.

    Even though referrals for specialty care are accepted by Virginia Mason, Kaiser Permanente will NOT approve a referral to Virginia Mason unless the services are NOT available within the Kaiser Permanente preferred provider network.

  • Kaiser Permanente

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    No

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    Yes

    General Comments

    Virginia Mason is non-contracted, but will accept approved referrals for specialty care.

  • PEBB Classic and Value Plan (SoundChoice)

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    No

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    Yes

    General Comments

    Virginia Mason is non-contracted, but will accept approved referrals for specialty care. 

  • Medicare Advantage HMO

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    No

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    Yes*

    General Comments

    * For all services unless a medical emergency.