Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente


A skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a place where you can receive physical, occupational, or other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. The emphasis is placed on rehabilitation, rather than the emergency or post-surgical services provided in the hospital.

Based on your condition and your continuing plan of care, your treatment physician is likely to refer you to one of our core SNFs.

At a Kaiser Permanente core SNF, we know you before you even arrive.

Core SNFs are specially selected facilities that meet Kaiser Permanente’s high standards of care and are part of our “core” network.

When you are about to be transferred from the hospital to a core SNF, your primary care physician (PCP) is notified and your SNF health care team gets ready for your arrival. The SNF health care team is made up of a Kaiser Permanente doctor, nurse practitioner, and case manager. Your PCP and the SNF team can easily share information about your condition and coordinate with any specialists, case managers, and therapists assigned to help with your recovery.

Explore the areas below to learn about what you can expect as you transition to the next stage of your care.