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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

Preferred Drug List

for CCHP Members

The PDL is only a listing of preferred medications; if your provider has clinical reasons to choose a second line agent, they will need to complete a prior authorization form and contact the health plan. For our Medi-Cal members all medications on our PDL are available with a $0 co-payment. For our other members please refer to your "Evidence of Coverage" (EOC) for information about co-pays and exclusions to coverage for your specific situation. Most over-the-counter (OTC) medication is not covered, except where specified, and medical supplies and devices are not included in the PDL.

View the most recent version of the PDL (you will need Acrobat Reader to download the PDL). Please note that the PDL is only available in English; if Spanish services are needed, please contact the CCHP pharmacy unit at the number below.


  1. All CCHP members and recipients of county health programs are subject to the PDL protocols.
  2. All prescriptions must be filled at a CCHP network pharmacy. A list of local pharmacies is provided below.
  3. All questions regarding the PDL, covered drugs, prior authorizations, or other pharmacy related matters should be addressed to the CCHP pharmacy unit at:

    925-957-7260 (option 2).