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Getting Better When You’re Sick

As COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) continue to spread in our community, Contra Costa Health and Kaiser Permanente are partnering to inform you about self-care recovery tips and virtual treatment options.


Tips include:

  • Stay home to avoid spreading illness to others

  • Get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids and take over-the-counter medication to relieve fever and discomfort

  • Stock your medicine cabinet with items to manage your symptoms such as cold/flu medicine, saline spray or drops and cough syrups or lozenges

  • Learn the symptoms that may require emergency care

If you have an urgent health concern, start by contacting an advice nurse or doctor’s office. If you are a Contra Costa Health Plan member or don’t have health coverage, call the advice nurse at (877) 661-6230. Kaiser Permanente members can call the advice nurse at (866) 454-8855.


Advice nurses can provide medical advice 24/7 and will guide you to timely, convenient care options – from quick online e-visits to urgent care and other appointments. To make sure our health systems can provide timely responses for true medical emergencies, only call 911 or go to the hospital if your need for care is truly an emergency.


Learn more about how to get better when you’re sick.

Stay home if you're sick
When to contact your medical provider

Vaccines & Tests: 833-829-2626

Vacunas y Pruebas

Treatments: 877-661-6230


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