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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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Media Advisory

West Contra Costa County celebrates new West County Health Center

New facility replaces county's aging Richmond Health Center

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Archived. This is an older press release from 2012 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2018 items.


The public is invited to the grand opening celebration today for Contra Costa Health Services' (CCHS) new state-of-the-art West County Health Center, which is scheduled to officially open its doors in about a month. The event will feature live music, refreshments and tours of the 53,000-square-foot, environmentally-friendly facility that replaces the aging Richmond Health Center built in the 1960s. The new $45 million facility is significantly larger with 58 exam rooms to help meet the demand for health care in West County and will continue to offer primary and specialty care, well-baby visits, immunizations, cardiology and other critical services.

When & Where:

4 to 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, September 4
13601 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo


The community is invited to the event, which includes speakers Congressman George Miller; Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia; CCHS Director Dr. William Walker; Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Health Centers Chief Executive Officer Anna Roth; Greg Feere, Building & Construction Trades Council; San Pablo Mayor Cecilia Valdez; and San Pablo City Manager Matt Rodriguez.

For more information about the West County Health Center, visit

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