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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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IHSS Homecare Workers

A comprehensive medical and dental program offered to Homecare Providers using our 10 Health Centers and the Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center. The InHome Supportive Services Public Authority determines eligibility.

Contra Costa County Employees

Full-time benefited employees have two Plan Options to choose from. Plan A has the most benefits for the lowest premium of any health plan offering by County Benefits. Plan B allows members to choose doctors from our 10 Health Centers or from our list of contracted Community Physicians. Temporary and Permanent-Intermitted employees can choose Plan A-2, with comprehensive benefits, using our 10 Health Centers and the Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center.


Two Plan choices for Medicare beneficiaries residing in Contra Costa County with low or no co-pays for health care services. Expanded coverage for dental, vision and other benefits are available depending on plan option.

Medi-cal Managed Care

One of two plans approved for no-cost Medi-cal beneficiaries in Contra Costa County. Enrollment is determined by Health Care Options, a state agency. Applications are available from Health Care Options: call 1-800-430-4263.

Complete information and application assistance is available through Contra Costa Health Plan's Marketing office:
1-800-211-8040 Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
(TTY 1-800-735-2929 24 hours/day, 7 days/week)