November 1st, 2021

Therapist: Kaiser should be “ashamed” for long wait times, lack of equity in mental health care

The founder and lead clinician at Kaiser Permanente’s La Clínica, a program that serves Latinx residents in Richmond, California, criticized Kaiser for failing its mental health patients. “We have asked Kaiser again and again to invest in mental health services, and they refuse,” Dominguez said Friday, October 29 during an interview on Hecho in California, […]

October 29th, 2021

Therapists blow the whistle on Kaiser Permanente

NUHW-represented mental health clinicians revealed the truth about Kaiser’s broken mental health system during a first-of-its-kind hearing before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  Mission Local reported that Supervisors Dean Preston “seemed in disbelief” during the nearly-three hour hearing that Kaiser had no internal data showing how long patients were waiting for mental health therapy […]

April 30th, 2020

NUHW members demand that Kaiser follow public health orders

When it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19, public health experts are clear: Even essential businesses like Kaiser Permanente must “maximize the number of employees who work from home,” according to an April 10 order of LA County Health Officer Muntu Davis. But Kaiser is making many of its psychologists, therapists, psychiatric nurses, health […]

December 30th, 2019

Kaiser mental health workers hold 5-day statewide strike

Four thousand Kaiser mental health clinicians and other healthcare professionals demonstrated their resolve last week with a powerful five-day strike that put Kaiser on the defensive and forced its executives to understand just how determined NUHW members are to win a fair contract that improves the care their patients receive. Over the course of five […]

December 18th, 2019

Patients and Clinicians Report Problems at Kaiser

The state agency that oversees Kaiser Permanente warned Kaiser on Tuesday that it must meet state standards for providing timely access to mental health care during this week’s strike. The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) also invited anyone who had a mental health appointment inappropriately rescheduled this week to call the agency’s help-line at […]