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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 for smoke tips and for air quality in your area

How to Make an Appointment

Call 800-495-8885

7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Friday
This is the central number for making appointments at our county health centers. For same-day or next-day appointments, it's best to call as early as possible. If it can wait, we recommend calling in the afternoon when hold times are much shorter. Please note that most appointments cannot be scheduled further than 4 weeks out. Members of the Community Provider Network can call the community clinic where they receive care to schedule an appointment.

Schedule an Appointment Online
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center & Health Centers' patients with myccLink accounts can make appointments online to see their primary care doctors. To sign up for myccLink, you will need to get an activation code from your doctor's office (the code is included on your "after visit summary" paperwork). You can also call us toll free at 1-844-622-5465 or send an email to to get an activation code.

Arrange One With Your Doctor or Nurse

If your provider wants to see you for a follow up within four weeks of your visit, he or she may schedule a return appointment there at the clinic.

Specialty Appointments

Most specialty appointments require a referral. Referrals to see specialists are often made by your primary care provider.

Lab Services

Your provider may ask you to go to one of our labs to have a blood test or provide some other type of bodily sample, such as a urine sample. We provide lab services at nearly all of our outpatient health centers.

Cancelling an Appointment

Call the appointment unit at 800-495-8885 and leave a message saying you want to cancel your visit. You may also speak with an agent if you wish to reschedule your appointment. Please call at least 2 hours ahead of time. Appointments can also be canceled online through myccLink.

Getting Care After Hours

If you get sick or hurt after regular office hours, you can still get medical care. In an emergency you may call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room (ER), including the ER at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez. If you aren’t sure if you need to go to the ER, call the County’s free 24-hour advice nurse to help you decide (1-877-661-6230). The advice nurse can tell you what to do before you go and what to tell the emergency staff once you get there.