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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
  • 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.

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Health Providers Get Creative at 8th Annual Art Event at Martinez Hospital

Wednesday, September 11, 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.


Doctors, nurses and other Contra Costa Health Services' staff will once again share their artistic sides this year for the 8th annual Health Care Workers as Creators event at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) in Martinez. The program will feature work by painters and sculptors, musical performances, workshops and hands-on art making guided by expressive arts therapists. CCRMC Farmers' Market food vendors are catering the event.

While the event and food are free, people are encouraged to donate to Art of Health and Healing (formerly Healing Through the Arts), a group of medical staff and others that promotes activities and programs designed to foster creativity, improve patient satisfaction and create a better healing environment. For one week following the event, there will be an art show featuring work by our staff and community artists in the lobby and hallways in Building 1 on the CCRMC campus. These works will then be included in a six week show called "Art Passages" in the county administration building at 651 Pine Street in Martinez under the direction of the Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County.


3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 17


In the Redwood Grove at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, 2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez

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