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Protect Yourself From Flu


Last updated: January 19, 2018, 12:14 pm

California and Contra Costa are seeing high levels of flu activity. We remind the community to take the following steps to prevent the spread of flu.

  • Get your flu vaccine
  • Clean hands often with soap and water or with hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home when you’re sick

People with flu like symptoms should call their health plan's Advice Nurses to get help with self-care or to help them decide if they need to visit an urgent care clinic, make an appointment with their health care provider or go to an emergency room. Rarely is emergency room needed for flu or respiratory issues.

Contra Costa Health Plan members and Contra Costa residents who do not have health coverage can call 1-877-661-6230 and select option 1 to speak to an Advice Nurse.

See more information about flu and flu prevention.

Latest flu information

Advice Nurse Flu Flyer

HIV Testing


It is estimated that most HIV positive people don't know they are infected.
The only way for anyone to know their HIV status is by getting an HIV test. Confidential, anonymous, low cost, and no cost testing is available.

HIV testing services are found in the following settings:

Private Doctor Testing is available through your primary healthcare provider. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for HIV.

Public Health Testing is available through the AIDS Program and STD Clinic. A $20 donation is requested but no one is turned away if unable to pay. All clients receive counseling and risk reduction information before testing and when obtaining results. Spanish speaking counselors are available at select sites.

  • AIDS Program offers anonymous and confidential HIV testing. OraQuick Advance Rapid Testing is available at some locations.
  • STD Clinic offers confidential testing for HIV and other STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). Call for an appointment at 800-479-9664.

Community Testing is available at community sites and through community-based organizations.

  • El Cerrito: Rainbow Community Center 6491 Portola Drive El Cerrito, CA
    Free testing is provided on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 4-8 pm.
  • Richmond: Native American Health Center, Richmond Native Wellness Center
    Free testing is provided every Second and Fourth Monday from 1-4 pm. Call 510-232-7020.
  • Richmond: Familias Unidas
    Free testing is provided every First and Third Monday from 1-4 pm. Call 510-412-5930.
  • Concord: Rainbow Community Center
    Free testing is provided every Tuesday from 4-8pm. Call 925-692-0090
  • Concord: Todos Santos Plaza
    Free testing is provided on the First Tuesday of the month from 10-2:30 pm, look for the white Contra Costa County van.
    Anonymous testing if offered at this site. Call 925-313-6771.
  • Antioch: 18th at A Street Next to Starbucks.
    Free testing is provided every fourth Wednesday from 1-4 pm, look for the white Contra Costa County van. Call 925-313-6771.
  • Planned Parenthood Northern California
    PPNC offers anonymous and confidential testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Locally, call 925-676-0505; otherwise, call 800-230-7526 for an appointment at a clinic near you.
  • Medical Providers
    Individuals with health insurance can obtain a confidential HIV test from their primary care provider.

Para obtener información en Español, habrá el PDF en Español abajo de "Testing Information" en esta pagina.

Don't know who to call? We can help. Call the AIDS Program at 925-313-6771 or toll free at 800-287-0200.