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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.

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Communicable Disease


Communicable Disease Programs fight the spread of contagious diseases in Contra Costa County. We work to contain diseases by:

  • Investigating who is sick and who else might get sick
  • Offering vaccines
  • Providing case management services to those who are sick
  • Ordering lab tests to confirm the presence of a disease or virus
  • Educating health providers and the public
  • Collecting data on diseases

We also play a critical role in planning how to protect people in case of a public health emergency such as a flu pandemic.



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Contra Costa Public Health Division
597 Center Avenue, Suite 200A
Martinez, California 94553
925-313-6740
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´╗┐Physicians who need to report a suspected public health emergency should contact the Public Health division immediately at 925-313-6740; or after hours, call the sheriff's dispatch at 925-646-2441 and ask for the Health Officer On Call.