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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

Cessation Resources

Quitting smoking results in immediate benefits. Twenty (20) minutes after a smoker's last cigarette, your blood pressure lowers and your hands and feet warm up. Eight (8) hours after your last cigarette, the carbon monoxide level in your blood returns to normal. Twenty four (24) hours after your last cigarette,your heart attack risk decreases, you are less short of breath and you save money. Help is available for smokers who want to quit. See resources below for information on how to quit.

The California Smokers' Helpline
Phone 1-800-NO BUTTS

Cessation for Medi-Cal:

Contra Costa Tobacco Cessation and Education Resources:

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