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Some Kaiser Permanente centers temporarily close due to coronavirus risk

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 19:54:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Several Kaiser Permanente locations in San Diego County will temporarily close due to coronavirus risks.

The health care system posted on Twitter that medical offices in Bostonia, Carmel Valley, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Vista, and Kearny Mesa would temporarily close "in an effort to limit additional exposure to COVID-19 throughout the community."

Kaiser's Point Loma medical center will also only offer in-person services for behavioral health-addiction medicine, fertility clinic, pharmacy, radiology, and lab visits.

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Locations in Rancho San Diego, Rancho Bernardo, and Oceanside will only offer in-person services for pediatric visits involving well children.

Anyone who has a prescription waiting to be picked up at one of the above medical centers can have the prescription filled at any open Kaiser Permanente pharmacy, the health system says. More information is available online here.

Kaiser also said patients can use the medical system's mobile app or visit kp.org to get online care (e-visit), schedule a phone or video visit, or call (833) 574-2273 (TTY 711).

Kaiser's announcement marks the third local health system to temporarily close locations amid the coronavirus pandemic. Scripps Health and Sharp Healthcare have both announced some closures