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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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Maternal Health

A new baby brings a lot of changes to a family. It is important for both mom and baby to see their doctor regularly to help them stay healthy. Please visit the links below for more information about how to care for yourself and your baby.


What is Prenatal Care?

Prenatal care is the care you get when you are pregnant. It is important for your health and your baby's health. Let your doctor know right away if you are pregnant or if you think you might be pregnant.

Your doctor will want to see you many times during your pregnancy. It is important that you don't miss any appointments. Your doctor can find problems early, which means problems can be treated earlier. This may prevent you from having other problems later in pregnancy.


What is Postpartum Care?

Taking home a new baby is a very exciting time for many women. However, a new baby can also bring a lot of physical and emotional challenges.

Every woman should see her doctor for a postpartum checkup between 21 and 56 days after giving birth. You should still go to this appointment, even if you are feeling good.