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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

Food Stamps Help Our Contra Costa Community


The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.

The CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs.

CalFresh Helps Our Contra Costa Community

The average CalFresh household benefit is at least $200 a month. Changes in the law have made qualifying and applying for even easier. Some things to be aware of:

  • The application is shorter and easier to fill out.
  • CalFresh is issued on a plastic debit card called the Golden State Advantage Card.
  • It's possible to own a home or a car and still qualify for CalFresh .
  • CalFresh does not share information with the INS (now known as the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services).

Who may qualify for CalFresh?

  • Single, married, people with children
  • Children born in the U.S.
  • Legal non-citizens - even if not, other family household members born in the U.S. might be eligible.

See the Gross Monthly Income Eligibility.

Gross income means a household's total, nonexcluded income, before any deductions have been made. Net income means gross income minus allowable deductions.

For CalFresh information, contact:

East County
4545 Delta Fair Boulevard, Antioch, 925-706-4980
151 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, 925-513-3720

Central County
400 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, 925-602-9379

West County
151 Linus Pauling Drive, Hercules, 510-262-7709
1275A Hall Avenue, Richmond, 510-231-8114
1305 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, 510-412-3280

More information about CalFresh.


Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an equal opportunity provider and employer, through the Network for a Healthy California.