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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.

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center


A brand new state of the art facility opened in 1998 with:

  • 176 beds
  • 8 bed Intensive Care Unit
  • 10 bed step down unit
  • 17 bed Emergency Department
  • Level II nursery

Center of a Family Practice based system of care involving 13 neighborhood clinics: financially thriving, meeting the community needs:

  • 150 births per month
  • 380 surgeries per month
  • 3,000 Emergency Department visits per month
  • 30,000 outpatient visits per month

A growing infrastructure for providing access to health care:

  • New Pittsburg Health Center opened January, 2002
  • New Martinez Health Center opening Fall, 2002
  • Antioch Health Center expansion completed Summer, 2003
  • Concord Health Center expansion completed Fall, 2003