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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

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

  • Advocates for Youth
    Parents, educators, health care providers, and others will find information and resources to help teens and young adults make healthy sexual decisions.
  • Coalition for Positive Sexuality
    Provides information to young people about safe sex, contraception, STIs, parental consent laws, and more.
  • It's Your (Sex) Life
    Get information about relationships, sex and protecting yourself.
  • I Wanna Know!
    This site provides guidance to help young people protect their sexual health, explains the changes that occur during puberty, and addresses misinformation about sex and STIs.
  • Scarleteen
    Guidance on dealing with doctors and sex/sexuality education.
  • Sex, Etc.
    Sexual health information for teens, by teens.

Sexually Transmitted Infections are steadily increasing in Contra Costa (see our Epidemiology Unit's STD maps and tables page). The numbers are very high in sexually active youth under the age of 25 years. We encourage all persons who are sexually active to practice safer sex. By using a barrier such as an intact condom, the risk of spreading an infection is decreased.

We also recommend that those who are sexually active with multiple partners get a medical exam every 3-6 months. If you are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection, tell each partner with whom you have had sex in the previous 60 days to get tested.

The STD program offers screening, diagnosis and treatment services for STD including syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis and herpes.

Please call 1-800-479-9664 to make an appointment and to advise clinic staff of any special problems or for consultation or information.
Some drop-in appointments may be available when the clinic is not full. Appointments are recommended.

STD Clinic Locations:
Concord Health Center
3052 Willow Pass Road, Clinic D, Concord
2nd & 4th week of each month
5:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Pittsburg Health Center
2311 Loveridge Road, East Clinic, Pittsburg
1st & 3rd week of each month
5:15 to 8:15 p.m.
West County Health Center
13601 San Pablo Ave. San Pablo
1st & 3rd week of each month
5:15 to 8:15 p.m.
No STD clinic the 5th week of each month.

Field investigation in the STD program involves locating and interviewing cases and contacts to diagnosed cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea to insure appropriate treatment.

Contact Us
Contra Costa Health Services STD Program
597 Center Avenue, Suite 200
Martinez, CA 94553
1-800-479-9664 (toll free)
925-313-6758 fax