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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
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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.

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West County Health Center Hosts Arts Café

Free event promotes the intersection of the arts and healing.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Archived. This is an older press release from 2013 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2018 items.


This is a free two-hour event in which local artists and others will share their approaches to combining arts and healing. There will be presentations on the therapeutic values of meditation, sound, creativity, dance and movement.


The event is being presented by the Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County and Art of Health and Healing (formerly known as Healing Through the Arts), a group that includes staff from Contra Costa Health Services. Artists, health care workers and the public are invited to come and listen and participate. The presenters will be Pam Fingado, a Bay Area artist, creativity coach and meditation instructor; Valerie Carpenter, an expert in the healing power of sound; and Krishna Harrison and Phil Weglarz, who specialize in movement-based expressive arts therapy.


7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 13


West County Health Center, 13601 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo

For more information about the event visit the event, visit the Arts & Culture Commission's website at You can also register to attend the event at

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