Coming up on its second anniversary of providing permanent medical care to the Tehachapi area members, Kaiser Permanente quickly outgrew its original 2,500 square feet facility, which opened in January 2016. Kaiser Permanente Tehachapi now boasts a 3,900-square-foot facility with six state-of-the-art exam rooms and three nurse clinic bays.

The expansion directly benefits and enhances routine primary care, pediatrics, nurse clinic services including blood draws, infusions, education and teaching. The facility is home to Kaiser Permanente physicians, a registered nurse, and licensed vocational nurses.

The Tehachapi medical offices also deliver alternate types of medical care including telephone, telehealth, health education courses, and access to at its Thrive Bar where members can check test results and listen to educational materials. The Tehachapi medical office building is centrally located at 1100 W. Tehachapi Blvd. and serves Kaiser Permanente members in the city of Tehachapi as well as the communities of Bear Valley Springs, Stallion Springs, California City, Caliente, Arvin, and other outlying cities within both Kern and Los Angeles Counties. Most radiology services are available through Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley and pharmacy services are available through mail order or delivery to the medical office building.

As Kaiser Permanente’s presence in the community of Tehachapi strengthens, it will continue expansion of services in 2018 as it looks to provide gynecological, behavioral health, general surgery and nephrology services further enhancing the care provided to members in the region.

Melissa Costelloe is the ambulatory care supervisor at the Kaiser Permanente Tehachapi medical offices.

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