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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit for smoke tips and for air quality in your area

Prenatal Care Guidance

Prenatal Care Guidance (PCG) aims to promote optimal pregnancy health and birth outcomes by providing brief intervention in-home support and educational services to low-income pregnant women residing in Contra Costa County. PCG offers up to three home visits for a pregnant woman and provides education, support and resources to ensure that all the family’s immediate needs are met.

Who is Eligible for PCG?

PCG serves pregnant women who are low-income, Medi-Cal-eligible who reside in Contra Costa County. Women must be pregnant at the time of referral.

What Services Does PCG Provide?

Four Community Health Worker Specialists (CHWS) provide the following services:

  • Assist women and their children in gaining access to health coverage and health care
  • Connect women to prenatal providers
  • Promote women's health during, and between pregnancies
  • Educate and support families about pregnancy and parenting
  • Link families to appropriate resources and services

All services are free and provided in English and Spanish regardless of immigration status.

How Can a Woman Access PCG Services?

Pregnant women can be referred by their prenatal care or Healthy Start Program provider.

Pregnant women can also self-refer by calling 925-313-6254 or faxing a completed Home Visiting Referral Form to 925-313-6708.

PCG serves all of Contra Costa County.

The PCG interdisciplinary team consists of Community Health Worker Specialists, a Medical Social Worker II, Administrative Support and a Program Manager.


Contact PCG

Administrative Office
Prenatal Care Guidance
597 Center Avenue, Suite 365
Martinez, CA 94553
925-313-6708 fax