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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

Emergency Medical Care Committee

Annual Reports
  • Meeting Schedule & Location

    The EMCC meets quarterly and all meetings of the EMCC and its subcommittees are open to the public.

    Meetings will normally be held at the Contra Costa County Schools Insurance Group, 550 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (map/directions). However, meeting location may change; please check the agendas once posted.

    2017 meetings are scheduled for:

    • March 8
    • July 12
    • September 13
    • December 13
  • Meeting Agendas

    Archived agendas from 2001 to 2013 are available. Please contact the EMS Agency for more information.

  • Meeting Minutes

    Archived meeting minutes from 2001 to 2013 are available. Please contact the EMS Agency for more information.

  • Annual Reports

  • Bylaws

    EMCC Bylaws
  • Membership

    Each county may, under the Health & Safety Code, establish an Emergency Medical Care Committee (EMCC) with membership prescribed and appointed by the county board of supervisors. The EMCC acts as an advisory body to its board of supervisors and local EMS agency on all matters relating to EMS. The Contra Costa EMCC consists of five consumer representatives, one from each of the five supervisorial districts, and representatives of the following groups and organizations:

    • American Heart Association
    • American Red Cross
    • California Highway Patrol
    • Contra Costa Ambulance Provider
    • Air Medical Transportation Provider (Contra Costa Authorized)
    • Emergency Department Physician-from a Contra Costa County Receiving Hospital
    • Emergency Nurses Association-from a Contra Costa County Receiving Hospital
    • Contra Costa Fire Chiefs’ Association
    • Field Paramedic (1 private/1public)
    • County Health Services-Behavioral Health
    • Hospital Council — Bay Area Division - from a Contra Costa County Receiving Hospital
    • Contra Costa EMS Training Institution
    • County Office of Emergency Services
    • Contra Costa Police Chiefs’ Association
    • Contra Costa Public Managers’ Association
    • Contra Costa Office of the Sheriff
    • Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association-from a Contra Costa County Receiving Hospital
    • Contra Costa Designated Trauma Center
    • Communications Center Managers Association
    • EMS Director and EMS Medical Director (ex-officio members)