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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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Health Care for the Homeless

Our Mission

To improve the health care status of the homeless in Contra Costa County by providing accessible, culturally sensitive, non-traditional clinics in the community and to assist the homeless with access to the traditional primary care system.

About our services

Health Care for the Homeless is a multi-disciplinary bilingual team of medical, dental, Behavioral health, social support and administrative professionals. This team provides:

  • Urgent medical care
  • TB testing
  • Immunization
  • Mental Health/Substance Abuse assessments, support & linkage
  • Coordination with Hospital Discharges into the Philip Dorn Respite Center
  • Medical Respite Care
  • Enrollment Counseling for Covered CA & Medi-Cal - The team now includes Certified Enrollment Counselors to assist individuals with applying for medical insurance through Covered CA.
  • Public Health Nursing
  • PCP/Medical Home Assignments
  • Individual/Group Therapy
  • Outreach & Community Advocacy
  • Health Education
  • Dental Services | Spanish
  • Health Screenings

Health Care for the Homeless is outfitted with well-equipped medical vans that visit various shelters and community centers through Contra Costa County on a weekly basis. Our services are available to individuals who meet the Homeless Criteria. Health Care for the Homeless also provides care in our Ambulatory Clinics as well as our Medical Respite Center.


Respite Information

Questions? Please call:

Health Care for the Homeless
2500 Bates Ave
Concord, CA 94520

If you or a family member is not feeling well, but you're not sure if there is a need to see a doctor in person, you can contact our Advice Nurse 1-877-661-6230 option 1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including Holidays. The Advice Nurse can give you valuable advice to care for your illness or injury at home. The Advice Nurse will also help you decide if you need emergency or urgent medical care.

The Advice Nurse's services are intended for non-emergent purposes. If you think you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital