Becker's Healthcare March 24, 2020
Kelly Gooch

Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente said it is closing some medical office buildings and consolidating to fewer locations in some of its service areas as it postpones some appointments and expands the use of virtual visits. 

The health system did not reveal locations of the closures and consolidation. Most urgent care locations will stay open, it said.

“We are at a critical moment in our fight against COVID-19. The situation is rapidly evolving, and we are doing everything we can to keep our members, staff and communities as safe as possible,”  Kaiser stated in a news release. “By temporarily consolidating, we can support a potential surge in the number of people who need  hospitalization, meet the critical need to conserve personal...