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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit cchealth.org for smoke tips and airnow.gov for air quality in your area

Health Services Divisions

Contra Costa Health Services is composed of several divisions:

Behavioral Health Services

Combines Mental Health and Alcohol & Other Drugs into a single system of care. This approach of care provides enhanced coordination and collaboration when caring for the whole individual.

Contra Costa Health Plan

A federally-qualified HMO, CCHP serves over 190,000 people in Contra Costa County with comprehensive, quality health coverage.

Emergency Medical Services

Ensures that quality emergency medical services are available for all people in Contra Costa County, and that emergency medical care is provided in a coordinated, professional and timely manner.

Environmental Health

A regulatory program that provides oversight for businesses and property owners to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Contra Costa County and our environment.

Hazardous Materials

Serves area residents by responding to emergencies and monitoring hazardous materials.

Health, Housing & Homeless Services

Integrates housing and homeless services across the health system, provides homeless outreach services and coordinates with local government, community groups and other partners on innovative strategies to address Contra Costa's health and social needs. Also includes the Office of the Public Administrator, which works to resolve the estates of county residents who die without wills or known next-of-kin.

Public Health

Promotes and protects the health and well being of the individual, family and community in Contra Costa County, with special attention to communities and populations most at risk for poor health outcomes and those most affected by environmental inequities.

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Health Centers

CCRMC is a 166-bed full service facility serving Contra Costa residents. Services include an emergency room, psychiatric, newborn labor and delivery, medicine, surgery, etc. CCRMC and our Health Centers are the training ground for our nationally-esteemed family practice residency program. Ten Health Centers throughout Contra Costa offer comprehensive, personalized, patient family-centered health care with a full range of specialty services.