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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

RFP Process

RFP Timeline & Docs

Request for Proposal for Emergency Ambulance Service Timeline & Process 2014-2015

With the EMS System Modernization Study completed Contra Costa EMS begins the preparation of a Request for Proposal for Emergency Ambulance for the Exclusive Operating Areas (EOA) I, II and V currently served by the private emergency ambulance provider. Fitch and Associates LLC will be serving as RFP contract consultants. All information, documents and notices associated with the RFP will be posted on this site.

All dates subject to change.

Date Information
Jan 1, 2016 Startup of new contract
Nov 17, 2015 Contract to the Board of approval
Nov 9, 2015 Contract finalized
July 21, 2015 Presentation to the Board; Notice of Intent to Award; Authorization to proceed
See the video of the board presentation here
Jun 5, 2015 Proposer's presentations
May 21, 2015 Proposals due by 4pm and Public Proposal Opening
Mar 19, 2015
Mar 13, 2015 RFP Questions and Clarifications from bidders due by 5pm.
Submission Instructions
Feb 27, 2015
Jan 13, 2015 Board of Supervisor Meeting on Emergency Ambulance RFP Draft
Dec 16, 2014 Video (forward to 3:14:00 to view): DRAFT RFP to BOS for Discussion
Dec 9, 2014 DRAFT RFP is now available for review and public comment
Oct 21, 2014 Video: View Board of Supervisor's video on report on Emergency Ambulance RFP Development Workshop and Process by Contra Costa EMS and Fitch and Associates
(Note: Board item starts at 1:37:57)
Sep 23, 2014 Fire Executive Chiefs Board of Supervisor RFP Input Workshop.
BOS Agenda (see item D.12)
Sep 17, 2014 Public Comment.
EMS Ambulance RFP Development Workshop (Stakeholder and Public Meeting Notice).
RFP modified agenda (posted 9/5/2014).
RFP Development Workshop.
Sep 5, 2014 Level of Service for Fire First Medical Response.
Aug 5, 2014 RFP preparation BOS presentation.
Jul 18, 2014 Special Meeting of the EMCC. EMS Medical Director EMS System Optimization presentation. EMS Agency Director RFP staff recommendations.
Nov 17, 2015 Competively awarded County EMS Ambulance contract for exclusive operating areas I, II and V to go to Board of Supervisor's for approval.