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.
School-Based Health Clinics
Public Health Clinics provides school-based health services to children and school aged students up to 19-20 years of age with mobile clinic health vans and through satellite health centers, located more than 40 campuses in Contra Costa County.
The Antioch, John Swett, Liberty Union High School District, Mt. Diablo, Pittsburg and West Contra Costa school districts all work closely with CCHS to increase on-campus access to medical, dental, mental health and preventative services for students. Availability of services varies by site.
Comprehensive well child exams
Physicals and sports clearance
Hearing and vision screening
Treatment of minor infections and illnesses
Dental examinations and cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings and sealants
Pre-screening and referrals for mental health and other behavioral health services
Reproductive healthcare (provided to minors confidentially in accordance with California minor consent law)
Outreach, including health education presentations and literature in classrooms and at campus events
On-Campus Office Hours to review health-coverage eligibility with students and parents, provide one-on-one counseling and offer client-centered follow-up for students
Collaboration with schools, districts, teachers and community partners to ensure greater access to quality healthcare for everyone