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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit for smoke tips and for air quality in your area

Pittsburg Family Practice Center

Pittsburg is a medium-sized city located along the Sacramento River against the foothills of Mount Diablo in east Contra Costa County. Its strong sense of community dates back to the earlier days when residents worked in coal mines and a steel mill. Today Pittsburg is a diverse and growing community and our Family Practice Center there provides vital medical services.

  • Community health center dedicated to the care of the underserved
  • Relocated to spacious, patient friendly facility January, 2002
  • Located 16 miles from the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
  • Organized on a Family Practice model for the delivery of primary care, the clinic also provides on-site specialty clinics for referral
  • Thirty percent of the Center's patients are children, twenty percent are patients over fifty, and two thirds are female
  • Family physicians provide most of the care for a large prenatal population
  • Approximately one third of the patients are Hispanic, one third white, and twenty percent African-American
  • Common problems include diabetes, hypertension, substance abuse, HIV infection, TB and childhood anemia.
  • 1:4 preceptor to resident ratio
  • First year residents discuss all cases with preceptors
  • Second and third year resident charts reviewed regularly
  • All residents have periodic direct observations of patient encounters