Member Benefits


The Kern County Medical Society and California Medical Association are organizations responsive to the needs of physician members. Many of the things you need to make your professional life easier are available through KCMS/CMA membership. From insurance plans to legal information, you will find assistance for your practice and a wealth of resources to keep you current. Take advantage of the many member services available. They will add convenience to your life while saving you time and money.

KCMS staff is available to help you or your office personnel with questions you may have regarding practice management, regulatory and legal issues. For assistance, e-mail your inquiry to or give our office a call at 661-325-9025. You can also visit our website at or our buisness office at 1400 Easton Drive #139B, Bakersfield, CA  93309.



Auto & Homeowners Insurance  MERCURY INSURANCE GRP. 800-443-1581
Car Rental AVIS  800-831-8000
  HERTZ 800-654-2200
 Education and Professional Developement COLA 800-981-9883
Financial Services KERN SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 661-833-7900
  MISSION BANK  661-859-2500
  UNION BANK Website
 Health Information Technology Pertexa 844-327-2199
Insurance (Group Term Life, High Limit Disability,
Long-Term Care, Professional Liability and more)
Cooperative of American Physicians 800-356-5672
Magazine Subscriptions SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES 800-289-6247
Medical Emergency ID  MEDIC ALERT 800-253-7880
Mobile and Online Products  DOCBOOKMD Website
  EPOCRATES 800-230-2150
  MAYACO 209-957-8629
Office Supplies & Equipment STAPLES, INC. Website
Prescription Pads RX SECURITY 800-667-9723
Waste Management ENVIRONMERICA  650-655-2045


CME Certification/Tracking

CMA’s Institute for Medical Quality provides a continuing medical education (CME) tracking service which certifies physicians’ CME activity for credentialing purposes with the Medical Board of California, as well as hospitals, health plans, specialty societies, and others. 

Legal Help

CMA’s online health law library contains nearly 5,000 pages of On-Call documents and valuable information for physician’s and their staff. Access to the library is free to members. Nonmembers can purchase documents for $2 per page in the resource library or by calling CMA’s member help center at 800-786-4262.

CMA’s legal help line provides immediate assistance to physicians with questions on human resource, medical regulatory, or legal issues. This service is free to CMA members (not available to non-members). For assistance, call CMA’s member help center at 800-786-4262 or visit:

Practice Management

CMA Reimbursement Help Center: Call CMA's reimbursement experts for personal assistance with contracting or reimbursement issues 888/401-5911.

CMA Payor Contract Analysis: CMA members have free access to objective written analyses of major health plan contracts at


CMA Webinar Series: CMA's robust webinar series gives physicians and their staff the opportunity to watch live presentations on important topics of interest and interact with practice management, legal and financial experts, to name a few, from the comfort of their homes or offices. The webinars are free to CMA members and members’ staff. Members can register for upcoming webinars and watch webinars on demand at


KCMS Medical Manager’s Forum: KCMS provides quarterly trainings for Medical Manager’s and practice staff on practice management topics. Call 661-325-9025 or visit to learn about upcoming forums and how to register.



KCMS/CMA members receive the KCMS Pulse. A monthly e-newsletter with the latest KCMS/CMA news and events. To be added to the recipient list email Fonda Winslow at

CMA produces a number of publications to keep members up to date on the latest health care news and information affecting the practice of medicine in California. You can subscribe to any of the following at  - CMA Alert; CMA Reform Essentials; CMA Press Clips; CMA Practice Resources.

Become a KCMS/CMA Member

Practicing or retired physicians and resident physicians living or practicing in Kern County are eligible for membership in the KCMS. Prospective members must fill out an application for membership. For more information on how to join KCMS/CMA, contact our membership department by emailing or call our office at 661/325-9025.