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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

AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)

Thank you for wanting to place an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) in the community. On September 8, 2015, SB 658 was signed into law. This bill revised several of the laws regarding civil liability for placement and use of AEDs in the community.

AB 658 provides that a person or entity that acquires an AED for emergency use is not liable for any civil damages resulting from the use of an AED to provide emergency care if that person or entity does all of the following:

  • Comply with all regulations governing the placement of an AED;
  • Notify the local EMS agency of the existence, location and type of AED;
  • Maintain and test the AED according to the manufacturer’s guidelines;
  • Test the AED at least twice a year and after each use;
  • Inspect all AEDs on the premises at least every 90 days;
  • Maintain records of the maintenance and testing of the AED as required by the statute; and
  • Report Use of AED to EMS agency within 24 hours (Click button above to access form).

The following are no longer required to place an AED in the community

  • Medical Oversight (Physician approval) is no longer required to purchase, place or use an AED
  • CPR certification and training of at least one employee during business hours is no longer required.

We have updated our PAD program to reflect these changes. Please do not hesitate to contact the PAD coordinator at 925-646-4690 with any questions. Please review the checklist