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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 16, 2018, 9:52 am

Poor air quality in Contra Costa is expected to continue through the weekend due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Stay indoors when possible and keep doors and windows closed. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue or light-headedness. Visit baaqmd.gov for air quality information. Visit airnow.gov for current air quality conditions in your zip code. Visit cchealth.org/wildfire for smoke-related health information.

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Contra Costa Health Services

Our mission is to care for and improve the health of all people in Contra Costa County with special attention to those who are most vulnerable to health problems.


Contra Costa Health Services is the largest department of County government, employing more than 4,250 individuals. Only 6% of the CCHS budget is from the County's general fund. The remaining 94% is supported by federal and state funding programs, such as Medi-Cal and Medicare as well as program grants and fees.

  • We provide high quality services with respect and responsiveness to all.
  • We are an integrated system of health care services, community health improvement and environmental protection.
  • We anticipate community health needs and change to meet those needs.
  • We work in partnership with our patients, cities and diverse communities, as well as other health, education and human service agencies.
  • We encourage creative, ethical and tenacious leadership to implement effective health policies and programs.