Considering leaving Kaiser - what's it like out there?
Open enrollment is coming up and I am considering transitioning my family's health care away from Kaiser, where we have been members for many years. Until recently I was super happy with my care at KP through two pregnancies and for myself. However, I have been frustrated with the lack of urgent care while dealing with sick kids. My questions are around what access to care looks like in other systems. A few questions on what non-KP physician groups are generally offering (specific practice recommendations also helpful): (1) Do most physician groups offer physician email messaging like Kaiser? (2) Are you able to get after-hours and weekend visits for urgent care? (3) What is the wait time on these types of visits? I would appreciate insights from families that have experienced Kaiser and other systems recently. Thanks!