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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Medi-Cal Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program


This Medi-Cal program provides urgently needed cancer treatment coverage to eligible individuals diagnosed with breast and/or cervical cancer and in need of treatment.

Who is Eligible?

Individuals who:

  • are in need of breast and/or cervical cancer treatment
  • were screened by a state or federal screening program are residents of California
  • have a low income (at or below 200% of the federal income guidelines)
  • are uninsured for breast and/or cervical cancer treatment
    OR
    have insurance coverage, but have premiums, co-payments, and deductibles that are expected to exceed $750 in the first 12-month period that treatment is needed.

How Much Does It Cost?

Services under this program are free.

How Can I Apply?

For more information, call 1-800-771-4270 (English and Spanish) in Contra Costa County or visit the State of California Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program website.

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