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Protect Yourself From Flu

Last updated: January 5, 2018, 7:08 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.

Hazardous Materials Ombudsman


An Ombudsman works for a government agency and responds to questions and concerns from the public about that agency's activities. In this unique position, an Ombudsman independently and impartially conducts investigations, solves problems and makes recommendations.

What to do when you hear the community warning siren.

In Contra Costa County, the Hazardous Materials Ombudsman provides this public service for the Hazardous Materials Programs of Contra Costa Health Services. The Ombudsman also responds to questions and concerns about other environmental health issues. The Ombudsman reports to the Director of Contra Costa Health Services and the County Board of Supervisors.

Toll Free: 1-877-662-8376
Or 1-877-Ombudsman
Email: mkent@hsd.cccounty.us