In the next few years, Kaiser Permanente will begin offering specialty services at its medical offices in Southern Colorado, while also opening its Briargate Medical Offices to all ages, instead of the current 55 and older age restriction.
In addition, the company plans to open new medical offices in Colorado Springs by 2015 and develop a new suite of health insurance plans that will offer expanded coverage options at various price levels.
Colorado’s top-ranked and largest nonprofit health plan, Kaiser Permanente serves more than 565,000 members along the Front Range, including more than 56,000 members in Southern Colorado.
“This is an exciting time for Kaiser Permanente in Southern Colorado,” said Donna Lynne, president, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, in a news release.
“Health care is changing rapidly and in order for us to be able grow and effectively serve our current and future members we must offer additional convenience and choice. This new phase will strengthen our community partnerships and elevate the exceptional patient care our physicians and care teams deliver every day.”
Kaiser Permanente also plans a brick-and-mortar expansion in Southern Colorado with new medical office buildings being constructed over the next several years.
“This ambitious expansion plan builds on Kaiser Permanente’s proven track record of providing highly coordinated patient care in Southern Colorado,” said Richard Spurlock, M.D., Kaiser Permanente’s Southern Colorado medical director, in the release.
“Now, more of our Southern Colorado members will benefit from Kaiser Permanente’s integrated care delivery system that leverages technology with collaborative care teams to help them be as healthy as they can be.”