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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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Contra Costa Regional Medical and Health Centers appreciates the thoughtful interest of those making donations for our patients. Please follow these guidelines and procedures when purchasing and /or referring persons for donations. We gladly accept donations throughout the year.


  • Magazine subscriptions or gently used magazines for all ages (English and Spanish)
  • New reading glasses (all strengths)
  • Warm Weather Items (Seasonal) – New or Handmade – gloves, scarves, and hats for our adult homeless patients
  • Art supplies need to be non-toxic (packaged 16 or less)
  • Comfort Packs – Assemble comforting travel packs for family members, with travel size lotion, deodorant, combs, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shaving items, tissue, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Layette and Pillow Projects - Special Projects Wish Lists


  • Magazines may not be older than 6 months from the publication date.
  • All donations of children's books, magazines, movies, and library materials may be new or gently used. Violent, sexual, or religious content will not be accepted.
  • Donors should not expect to deliver their donations personally to the patients due to privacy and safety of our patients.
  • Due to infection control policies, we are unable to accept used or previously owned stuffed animals.
  • If stored, all donations must have been in areas away from contact with mold, mildew, and cigarette smoke. Items should not be stored in trash bags; however, you may place your donations in them for delivery purposes.
  • Please do not gift wrap any donations.
  • Many of our patients have restricted diets; therefore, food and candy cannot be distributed.

Monetary Donations

  • All checks should be made payable to CCRMC Auxiliary with a memo stating it is for the use of (i.e. Layette, Cancer Fund, Patient Care, Art of Health & Healing, Volunteer Appreciation, etc.)
  • Donation forms can be obtained from the CCRMC Gift Shop. All monetary donations should be reflected on the form in addition to purchased and handmade items.

Thank you for your consideration in making a donation!

Donations can be mailed Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Volunteer Office, 2500 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, CA 94553. Donations can be dropped off at the Helping Hands Gift Shop (same address).

Please fill out a donation slip when you bring your donation.

Please contact us at 925-370-5440 if you have any questions about donations or if you need more information about delivering your donation.