Homeless Count in Contra Costa Jan. 26-27

Annual Count of Homeless Contra Costa Residents Scheduled Jan. 26-27 Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will conduct its annual count of homeless county residents at the end of January. CCHS’s Division of Health, Housing and Homeless Services, its community partners and volunteers will document both sheltered and unsheltered people in the area who need permanent […]

C C Mental Health Funding Discussion Dec. 1 

Contra Costa Behavioral Health, a division of Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), invites anyone interested in improving local mental health services to participate in a public forum Thursday, Dec. 1, in Bay Point. The forum will help the county set its budget for state Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding for 2017-20. WHAT: Those interested in […]

Psychiatric Emergency Calls Addressed

Contra Costa Health Services Partners with Police to Reduce Psychiatric Emergency Calls A new partnership with Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is helping police agencies within the county to reduce potentially dangerous psychiatric incidents by connecting clinicians to people encountered by officers who show signs of serious mental illness. The Mental Health Evaluation Team (MHET) […]

Great American Smokeout Nov. 19-22

Events during Great American Smokeout offer free lung screenings and cessation education  WHAT:        Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will be offering free lung screenings and tobacco cessation education this week as part of the annual Great American Smokeout. The lung screenings or “spirometry” tests provide quick results and can detect the early […]