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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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Advice Nurse Flu Flyer

Contra Costa County
 Medical Reserve Corps

The Contra Costa County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was developed as part of the County's emergency planning and response system. It addresses the need for additional medical professionals to respond to a medical surge event or an event requiring the mass distribution of pharmaceuticals. Oversight is provided by the Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as lead agency with support from Contra Costa Health Services.


Membership
Community Event Request
Training & Calendar
Equipment
Activation
Links
  • Membership

    MRC volunteers bring broad skill sets to disaster and other public health response roles. Medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, pharmacists, and dentists, are welcome to join. Interpreters and other non-medical individuals also play a critical role in achieving the MRC mission and are invited to join.

    Please contact the Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator at the Contra Costa EMS Office for application instructions.
    925-646-4690


    MRC Updates

  • Community Event Request

    The Contra Costa County Medical Reserve Corps supports EMS and Public Health activities throughout the year, teaching Hands Only CPR for the HeartSafe Community Program, administering flu vaccines in county clinics and providing medical care at Project Homeless Connect events.

    Additionally, the MRC maintains a public education role, participating in Disaster Preparedness Fairs throughout the county.

    For Non Emergency MRC community support, please click the icon to the right.

  • Training & Calendar

    All MRC activities serve as training opportunities. throughout the year, formal training offers continuing education credits to our medical volunteers. In addition, collaborative training with our community partners prepares a more robust public health response for local residents. Please see the calendar below for a list of MRC training opportunities and events.

    • Working in Red Cross Shelters
    • Practicing Austerity Medicine
    • Disaster Anatomy: Applying Clinical Skills in a Disaster
    • Mental Health in Disasters

  • Equipment Cache

    With Federal, State and County support, the Contra Costa County Medical Reserve Corps established and maintains an equipment cache. The cache is based on a tiered response model, capable of scaled deployment of individuals or small strike teams.

  • Unit Activation

    THE CONTRA COSTA COUNTY MRC DOES NOT SELF DEPLOY

    The Contra Costa County MRC can be fully or partially activated by Contra Costa Health Services in declared States of Emergency or incidents necessitating medical support. The following individuals are authorized to activate the MRC in these cases:

    • County EOC Medical/Health Branch Director/CCHS DOC Director or their designee; or
    • CCHS Health Officer or designee; or
    • CCHS EMS Division Director or their designee; or,
    • CCHS Public Health Director or their designee.
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