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Health Advisory

Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit

West County Health Center

Resident-physicians in the West County Health Center learn skills essential to inner-city family practice from a group of experienced and committed family doctors, with a special emphasis placed on multi-cultural issues, poverty issues, and working collaboratively with the community.

  • Located in a county-run ambulatory care center
  • More than 60 years' tradition of serving the community
  • 20-25 minutes drive from the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez.
  • 1:4 preceptor to resident ratio
  • First year residents discuss all cases with preceptors
  • Second and third year resident charts reviewed regularly
  • All residents have periodic direct observations of patient encounters