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Breaking News: Hot Weather Forecast for Inland Contra Costa
Last updated: June 16, 2021, 8:41 am

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Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) recommends everyone take steps to stay safe and healthy in the hot weather forecast for inland communities today through the weekend. Follow this link for air-conditioned county buildings open to the public Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 211 or check your city's web page for information about other places to stay cool near you. Visit for health information about hot weather.

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Contra Costa Health Services Proposed Budget Cuts Available Online

March 2, 2009

Archived. This is an older press release from 2009 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2021 items.


Contra Costa Health Services Director William Walker, MD, talks about the painful choices that must be made to balance the county’s budget in the latest CCHS podcast. The proposed budget cuts include a plan to exclude any Contra Costans who are undocumented, non-citizens, ages 19 and older from non-emergency outpatient services at CCHS Health Centers. Medical services will continue to be provided to all pregnant women and children. CCHS also will continue, as required by to everyone. In addition, significant cuts will be made to Public Health, Mental Health and the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez.


The proposed budget cuts will be implemented following approval by the County Board of Supervisors. Visit for a budget calendar.


Contra Costa County, like many other counties in California, is facing staggering budget deficits. CCHS was directed to cut $13.5 million to help balance the county budget. Restricting eligibility will save an estimated $6 million a year alone.


The podcast, proposed budget cuts and other information is available at A transcript of the podcast, which is a short audio presentation, also is available online. Anyone can access the podcast on the CCHS website through computers with MP3 and Internet capability.

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