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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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About Us


The Health, Housing and Homeless Services Division integrates housing and homeless services across our health system; coordinates health and homeless services across county government and in the community; and works with key partners such as the Employment and Human Services Department, the Housing Authority, school districts, housing providers, law enforcement and cities to develop innovative strategies to address the community’s health and social needs.

This new division was established to meet the requirements of the Medi-Cal 2020 Waiver, which recognizes the nexus between improving population health and providing safe housing. It has new requirements for meeting the needs of our highest risk patients, many of whom are homeless. We have learned that we will never be able to end homelessness without addressing the upstream social determinants of health. Access to basic needs such as nutritious food, housing, and safe places to exercise and play have been found to impact the health of those whom we serve. The Medi-Cal 2020 Waiver requires that health systems like ours address these social needs, and funding is linked to our ability to do this successfully.