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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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Mandated Responsibilities

Mental Health Commission


It is the responsibility of the Mental Health Commission to:

  1. Review and evaluate the community's mental health needs, services, facilities, and special problems.
  2. Review any County agreements entered into pursuant to Welfare & Inst. Code 5650.
  3. Advise the Board of Supervisors and the Contra Costa County Mental Health Director as to any aspect of the local mental health program.
  4. Review and approve the procedures used to ensure citizen and professional involvement at all stages of the planning process.
  5. Submit an Annual Report to the Board of Supervisors on the needs and performance of the County's mental health system.
  6. Review and make recommendations on applicants for the appointment of Contra Costa County Director of Mental Health Services. The Commission shall be included in the selection process prior to the vote of the Board of Supervisors.
  7. Review and comment on the County's performance outcome data and communicate its findings to the California Mental Health Planning Council.
  8. Perform other duties as authorized by the Board of Supervisors.

As part of its duties set forth above, the Commission shall assess the impact of the realignment of services from the State to the County, on services delivered to clients and in the local community.