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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

Contra Costa STEMI System

ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Program


To decrease mortality and morbidity by facilitating rapid intervention and optimal treatment of 911 patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).


The STEMI program consists of a collaborative network of STEMI Receiving Centers (SRCs) and Prehospital Providers who work in concert to rapidly triage STEMI patients to STEMI Receiving Centers.

Key Principles

The Prehospital 12-lead ECG is a key component to the early diagnosis and ongoing definitive treatment of patients with myocardial infarction (MI). In all cases, the health and well being of the patient is the overriding consideration in determining patient destination. Factors to be considered include: transport time and request by the patient, family, guardian or physician.

Receiving Centers
Public Education


STEMI Program Medical Oversight:
David Goldstein, MD
EMS Medical Director
STEMI Program Project Manager:
Maria Fairbanks, RN, CEN
Prehospital Care Coordinator