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Protect Yourself From Flu


Last updated: January 19, 2018, 12:14 pm

California and Contra Costa are seeing high levels of flu activity. We remind the community to take the following steps to prevent the spread of flu.

  • Get your flu vaccine
  • Clean hands often with soap and water or with hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home when you’re sick

People with flu like symptoms should call their health plan's Advice Nurses to get help with self-care or to help them decide if they need to visit an urgent care clinic, make an appointment with their health care provider or go to an emergency room. Rarely is emergency room needed for flu or respiratory issues.

Contra Costa Health Plan members and Contra Costa residents who do not have health coverage can call 1-877-661-6230 and select option 1 to speak to an Advice Nurse.

See more information about flu and flu prevention.

Latest flu information

Advice Nurse Flu Flyer

HIV/AIDS Program


The AIDS Program is dedicated to fostering the development, implementation, and coordination of programs to:

  • Reduce the transmission of HIV
  • Provide comprehensive services for people with HIV
  • Enhance community awareness of AIDS to increase understanding and compassionate response

We are committed to the development of accessible services which incorporate current knowledge of the AIDS epidemic, which are culturally and linguistically appropriate, and which meet the needs of those who are most vulnerable to negative health outcomes.

The AIDS Program offers care & support services for people with HIV/AIDS and education & prevention services for those at risk for HIV. We also offer HIV testing services via a mobile van at scheduled locations in the community.

A variety of care services are available for people with HIV or AIDS. In addition to nurse case management services for eligible individuals, we coordinate and offer referrals to a network of support services including: access to clinic-based social workers and HIV early intervention services; certification for enrollment in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program; referrals to community-based services, including: medical case management; mental health and substance abuse services; help with accessing housing services; non-criminal legal services; and other practical support such as food and transportation assistance, and other emergency assistance. Anonymous partner notification services as well as enhanced risk reduction services for HIV positive individuals are also available.

The AIDS Program also coordinates a network of HIV prevention services geared to help HIV-negative individuals remain negative. These services include targeted prevention outreach services, one-to-one prevention case management services, support groups and workshops, and access to HIV testing. Services are designed to support individuals in making healthy choices to reduce the risk for transmission of HIV.

Some services coordinated by the program are provided by community-based organizations.

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See also:

- Care & Support Services
- Education & Prevention Services
- HIV Testing
- Partner Counseling & Referral
- Syringe Exchange
- Physician/Clinical Resources
- Contractor Resources
- Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)