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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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Patients and Families as Partners

We are dedicated to offering health care services that are welcoming, accessible, safe and respectful for everyone. To accomplish this goal, we have engaged patients, families and community representatives and leaders as active partners to ensure that their voices are heard and included in every area of hospital operations. These innovative partnerships are of tremendous help in our efforts to expand access to timely and appropriate care, enhance quality of care, and improve communication between medical staff. Patients, family and community partners are actively represented on the Behavioral Healthcare Partnership, Hospital Operations Team, Patient Experience Partnership Council and Spiritual Care Partnership Council, as well as a variety of other quality improvement workgroups. Read about some of our patient and family member partners' stories (PDF).

For more information, contact Lynnette Watts, Patient and Family Advisory Council Coordinator, 925-370-5403 or

Video: Patients and Families as Partners

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) and Health Centers CEO Anna Roth, CCRMC staff, patients and family members share their views on why partnering with patients is critical to improvement efforts.

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