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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

Access Services


The 24-hour Behavioral Health Access Line is an easy-to-use resource for mental health and substance use services. Call toll-free 1-888-678-7277 for:

  • Questions about mental health services and supportive recovery resources for substance use disorders.
  • Assistance finding services.
  • Insurance questions and referrals to low-cost and sliding scale services if uninsured.
  • Be prepared to answer questions on your needs and provide your Medi-Cal or other insurance information.
  • Language interpretation services are available. Call during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) weekdays for quickest service.

Other 24-hour lines:

  • Crisis and Suicide
    Hotline: 1-800-833-2900
    211.org: dial 211
    Free national hotline for referrals to social services
    Psychiatric Urgent & Emergency Care

George & Cynthia Miller Wellness Center - Behavioral Health
25 Allen St., Martinez, CA 94553
925-313-7940
Short-notice/same-day behavioral health appointments
Psychiatric Emergency Services
2500 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553
925-646-2800

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