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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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Family Medicine Residency Program

Affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco
Department of Family & Community Medicine

Celebrating over 60 years of primary care physician education at Contra Costa


Please read our program director's welcome message and our mission statement.

The Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program is a training program located in the San Francisco Bay Area with 40 years of excellence in Family Medicine education. We serve a diverse patient population and are committed to caring for the underserved. Our goal is to produce leaders in clinical Family Medicine skilled in the full breadth and depth of our discipline.

Located in Martinez (pop. 30,000), an East Bay community just 35 miles from San Francisco and 20 miles from Berkeley, we are vigorously committed to primary care, teaching, care of the underserved, and the promise of family practice. We have no competing residencies, and our new and financially secure county hospital provides an ideal setting for training. This allows us to keep our focus on:

  • Multicultural patients, including urban, rural, and suburban populations
  • Excellence in educational experience
  • High level of resident independence and responsibility
  • Balance of inpatient and outpatient education, including
    • Emergency medicine
    • Intensive care
    • Certification in ACLS, NALS, ALSO
    • Night float system of call
    • Average 160 obstetrical deliveries per resident
    • Full-range obstetric care, including c-sections
    • Surgical and surgical assisting experience
    • Mastery of a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient procedures
    • Three months electives, including international opportunities

In July of 2012 our residency went live with a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) with Epic that we call ccLink. We look forward to the many opportunities that this EHR will provide, such as improved care for our patients and increased opportunities for resident-driven Quality Improvement projects.