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Protect Yourself From Flu

Last updated: January 5, 2018, 7:08 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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Contra Costa Health Services

Our mission is to care for and improve the health of all people in Contra Costa County with special attention to those who are most vulnerable to health problems.


Contra Costa Health Services is the largest department of County government, employing more than 4,250 individuals. Only 6% of the CCHS budget is from the County's general fund. The remaining 94% is supported by federal and state funding programs, such as Medi-Cal and Medicare as well as program grants and fees.

  • We provide high quality services with respect and responsiveness to all.
  • We are an integrated system of health care services, community health improvement and environmental protection.
  • We anticipate community health needs and change to meet those needs.
  • We work in partnership with our patients, cities and diverse communities, as well as other health, education and human service agencies.
  • We encourage creative, ethical and tenacious leadership to implement effective health policies and programs.
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Contra Costa Health Services
50 Douglas Drive Suite #310-A
Martinez, CA 94553 [Map & Directions]

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