During medical surge, the healthcare system expands with more personnel, equipment, and beds to be able to care for these patients. Responding to and managing such surges require the close coordination of many emergency responders, healthcare entities, government agencies and community organizations.
This concept of medical surge forms the cornerstone of medical and health disaster preparedness efforts. We work with our healthcare partners to coordinate healthcare preparedness, response and recovery in Contra Costa County during disasters and other states of emergency. We also work with our neighboring counties to make sure that we respond as one under extreme conditions.
Contra Costa Medical Healthcare Coalition (HCC)
The Contra Costa County Medical Healthcare Coalition is a collaborative network of healthcare organizations and individuals that provide or support healthcare services in the County. The Regularly meets regularly to share information, coordinate planning and response activities, and build resiliency. Membership on the Forum includes, but is not explicitly limited to hospitals, public and private medical or health services, emergency preparedness agencies, emergency services and governmental bodies with an interest in the provision of healthcare.
- All Partners
- Clinics/Long Term Care/Specialty Providers
- Response Links
- CMS Rule and HPP Resources
All Healthcare Response Partners
- California Department of Public Health and Medical Emergency Operations Manual (CDPH EOM)
- Multi-Casualty Incident/Field Treatment Plan
- Kaiser Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) Tool and Instructions
Exercises, Training Opportunities, Seminars and Workshops open to all healthcare partners.
For information contact EMS at 925-646-4690
Monthly ReddiNet Triage & Tracking Exercise (5th & 19th of each month) Monthly Medical Reserve Corps Training Yearly Functional Statewide Medical Health Exercise (November) Yearly Tabletop Statewide Medical Health Exercise (October) March 2, 2017 12:30-2:30;
June 1, 2017 12:30-2:30;
September 7, 2017 12:30-2:30;
December 7, 2017 12:30-3:00
Emergency Preparedness HCC Workshops February 14,2017 1:30-3:30;
May 17, 2017 1:00-3:00;
August 16, 2017 1:00-3:00
Quarterly HCC meetings
Clinics/Long Term Care/Specialty Providers
The Medical Healthcare Coalition is a robust coalition of many medical partners throughout Contra Costa County. Each organization/facility provides specialized care and services and will be vital to the response network during an emergency or major disaster. We invite all organizations to participate in the HCC meetings and workshops that occur quarterly.
For Information on the HCC or other training opportunities contact EMS 925-646-4690.
- Contra Costa Health Services Health Centers
- Community Clinic Consortium of Contra Costa & Solano Counties
- La Clinica De La Raza
- LifeLong Brookside
- Planned Parenthood
Contra Costa County is served by eight hospitals that work together during emergencies and disasters:
- Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez
- John Muir Health at Concord & Walnut Creek
- Kaiser Foundation Hospitals at Antioch, Richmond & Walnut Creek
- Sutter Delta Medical Center, Antioch
- San Ramon Regional Medical Center, San Ramon
Children's Hospital and Research Center, Oakland (Although the hospital is located outside of Contra Costa County, Childrens' Hospital provides regional pediatric specialty care during disasters)
- East Bay Mutual Aid Agreement (February 2013)
- California Hospital Association
- California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
Hospital specific exercises, training opportunities, seminars, and workshops.
For information contact EMS at 925-646-4690
- Training Registration
- ICS Forms
- Situation Status Report and Resource Request Forms
In the event of emergency or disaster, Emergency Medical Staff will work with the health care facilities in Contra Costa county to ensure our health care system can provide services to the community. This section includes the forms health care facilities will need to submit during an emergency or disaster.
For use by hospitals, community clinics, dialysis centers and long-term care facilities.
ReddiNet is a dedicated emergency medical communications network. It facilitates information exchange among hospitals, EMS agencies, fire dispatch centers, law enforcement, public health officials and other health care systems professionals in local and regional communities.
For ReddiNet 24-Hour Technical Support call 1-800-440-7808.
- CAHAN (California Health Alert Network)
The California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) is the State of California's web-based information and communications system available on a 24/7/365 basis for distribution of health alerts, dissemination of public guidelines, coordination of disease investigation efforts, preparedness planning and other initiatives that strengthen state and local preparedness. CAHAN participants have the ability to receive alerts and notifications via alphanumeric pager, e-mal, fax and phone (cellular & landline).
CAHAN links critical health and emergency response partners together to provide:
- Rapid and secure communications system among state and local agencies, health care providers, emergency management officials and other emergency response partners.
- Dissemination of announcements from local, state or federal public health authorities to inform health and medical service personnel of likely or imminent dangers to the health of their community.
- Secure collaborative environment to develop and share information for emergency preparedness planning and response.
- DHV (California Disaster Healthcare Volunteers)
California Disaster Healthcare Volunteers is California's initiative to pre-register, manage and mobilize healthcare professionals to volunteer and help in responding to all types of disasters.
The system is part of a nation-wide effort to make sure that volunteer professionals can be quickly identified and their credentials checked so that they can be properly utilized in response to disaster.