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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

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