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Expect delays during Kaiser's 5-day strike

Kaiser Permanente Microclinic, Garfield Center 2
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Kaiser Permanente Microclinic, Garfield Center 2

It’ll be harder to get an appointment with a therapist or social worker at Kaiser Permanente next week. Four thousand Kaiser mental health clinicians start a five-day strike on Monday.  The walkout could affect mental health services at over 100 Kaiser centers across the state. The National Union of Healthcare Workers says Kaiser needs to hire more clinicians. It says because of understaffing, patients are waiting a month or more for return appointments.