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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

Contra Costa County Nursing Internship Program

Internship Opportunities


Applications for this program are not being accepted at this time.

Placement Openings

Post Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program for 1st and 2nd year students.

  • Minimum of 16- 24 hours per week, Monday through Friday
  • Placements available at different sites throughout CCCounty
  • Required attendance 1 hour individual supervision per week
  • Required participation in a multi-disciplinary team

Program Description

Contra Costa County Mental Health serves a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse population. Programs include inpatient and outpatient services. Clients receive medication support services, psychiatric nursing care, case management services, individual, family, and group therapies, socialization, and they learn essential independent living skills. The clinical preceptor will be a physician or nurse practitioner. Types of clinical experience included into the training are: psychiatric assessment and diagnosis utilizing DSM-IV-TR format, interdisciplinary treatment planning, psycho-education, individual, family and group psychotherapy, psychopharmacological management of psychiatric disorders, crisis intervention. Staff will work with a multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, both licensed and unlicensed clinicians, psychiatric nurses and community support workers.