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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

Paramedic Accreditation Process

Maintaining Accreditation
  • Paramedic Accreditation

    All candidates for paramedic accreditation in Contra Costa County shall meet the following accreditation requirements:

    1. Possess a current California paramedic license.
    2. Be employed as a paramedic with a designated Contra Costa ALS service provider or the EMS Agency.
    3. Attend a Contra Costa EMS Orientation provided by the EMS Agency.
    4. Successfully complete the Contra Costa County EMS Optional Scope Skills training provided by the provider agency.

    Once these requirements are met, please complete the Paramedic – Initial Accreditation online application.

    In order to complete the application, copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded into the system:

    • CPR Certification
    • ACLS Certification
    • PALS/PEPP Certification
    • Paramedic Skills Verification
    • If applicable, court records and/or police reports as requested during the application process

    Online applications will not be accepted until all the required documentation has been uploaded.

    Once the online application has been submitted and the EMS Agency has confirmed that the applicant meets all the criteria specified in Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 4, Article 5, Section 100166 of the California Code of Regulations, an individual shall be accredited as a Paramedic in Contra Costa County.

  • Maintaining Accreditation

    Accreditation to practice shall be continuous as long as:

    1. State licensure as a paramedic in California is maintained,
    2. Employment as a paramedic with a designated Contra Costa ALS service provider or the EMS Agency is maintained,
    3. A current and valid ALCS card, according to the standards of the American Heart Association, is maintained,
    4. Verification of skills competency (PDF) is completed every two years

    Once these requirements are met, please complete the Paramedic – Maintain Accreditation online application.

    Verification that the above requirements to maintain accreditation have been met must be submitted with an application prior to expiration of the current accreditation period.