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In the Community

Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to serving the total health needs of our community is core to our mission.

Oral health is an often-neglected aspect of our general state of health and well-being. Conditions of the mouth, teeth, gums, and throat — from dental caries to cancer — cause pain and disability that have been shown to lead to a whole array of other health problems.

Kaiser Permanente Northwest recognizes that oral health contributes to overall health, and we are dedicated to improving the quality and access to affordable oral health care.
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Dental Care for Those Who Need it Most

Through the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Oral Health Initiative, we invested $1.5 million in oral health resources for the community from 2011 to 2014. Our dental offices routinely offer free care to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured people through our Safety Net and Thriving Schools partners.

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Community Benefit in The Northwest

Each year, Kaiser Permanente Northwest partners with more than 150 local organizations that are embedded in community health efforts. Together, we’ve helped more than 1 million people.

Kaiser Permanente Northwest made a total of $135,789,073 in Community Investments in 2022.

Need Help Getting Care?

Visit these links to find information on getting free or low-cost care.

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Coalition of Community Health Clinics

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Community Insights

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