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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.

Medi-Cal Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program


This Medi-Cal program provides urgently needed cancer treatment coverage to eligible individuals diagnosed with breast and/or cervical cancer and in need of treatment.

Who is Eligible?

Individuals who:

  • are in need of breast and/or cervical cancer treatment
  • were screened by a state or federal screening program are residents of California
  • have a low income (at or below 200% of the federal income guidelines)
  • are uninsured for breast and/or cervical cancer treatment
    OR
    have insurance coverage, but have premiums, co-payments, and deductibles that are expected to exceed $750 in the first 12-month period that treatment is needed.

How Much Does It Cost?

Services under this program are free.

How Can I Apply?

For more information, call 1-800-771-4270 (English and Spanish) in Contra Costa County or visit the State of California Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program website.

Find out about the Women's Health Services - Assists Spanish-speaking women to access care.