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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.

Presumptive Eligibility Medi-Cal


Presumptive Eligibility (PE) is a Medi-Cal program providing immediate, temporary coverage for prenatal services (except delivery, family planning, and optional abortion procedures) to low-income women. PE will cover the cost of these services while the County is processing a woman's Medi-Cal application.

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Who Is Eligible?

Any woman who thinks she is pregnant, whose family income is under a certain amount, and who seeks prenatal care through a participating Medi-Cal provider. Undocumented women are eligible.

How Much Does It Cost?

Prenatal care services under PE are free to eligible women.

How Do I Apply?

For information and application assistance in Contra Costa, call Toll Free 1-800-771-4270.

Pregnancy-only Medi-Cal

A pregnant woman who does not qualify for full-scope Medi-Cal may be eligible for a Medi-Cal benefit that is restricted to prenatal care, labor and delivery services, family planning services, and postpartum care that lasts for at least 60 days following the end of pregnancy.

Who Is Eligible?

Pregnant women, including undocumented women, with family income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

How Much Does It Cost?

Pregnancy-only Medi-Cal services are free to eligible women.

How Do I Apply?

For information and application assistance in Contra Costa, call Toll Free 1-800-709-8348.