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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

Bed Bugs


Bed bugs are back after being hard to find for more than 50 years. Bed bugs are a community problem and controlling them is very challenging. Without cooperation among landlords, tenants, and pest control professionals, control will not be successful.

We all need to be aware of what bed bugs look like, where they hide, how to get rid of them, and how not to move them around.

If you are a tenant and you suspect that you have bed bugs, alert your landlord immediately. Prompt action will benefit all parties.

If you are a landlord, work with a pest control company with good references and experience in bed bug treatments. For more information, check the resources below.

For recorded information on bed bugs, call 1-888-959-9911 or 211.


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