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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.

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Quality Improvement

Mission Statement

To ensure that quality emergency medical services are available for all people in Contra Costa County and that the medical care is consistent with best practices and evidence based medicine.


Participation includes EMS Medical Director, QI Coordinator and EMS staff assigned to clinical programs and representatives of BLS provider and first responder programs, Fire Districts with ALS and BLS programs; Medical Dispatch centers; Private ALS provider and Base Hospital and Trauma Center, Receiving Hospitals and Air Ambulance Providers.

Currently Hospital, Private ALS and Dispatch QI participation is facilitated by appropriate EMS Staff who act as QI liaison.

EMS Quality Improvement Plans
EMS Event Reporting Resources
EMS System Oversight: Data, QI, Performance, Value
QI Annual Reports

Contra Costa EMS
1340 Arnold Drive, Suite 126
Martinez, CA 94553
925-646-4379 fax
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday