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Check Your Health, Alameda County

Through health care providers, the State, or Alameda County, there are resources available to everyone, regardless of insurance status . We've created a simple and easy checklist to help ensure your health and wellness this winter. Now is the time to make sure you're healthy before this holiday gathering season.

Winter Wellness Checklist

  • Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Talk to a doctor about staying up-to-date on routine recommended vaccines.
  • Get vaccinated against the flu.
  • Get boosted against COVID-19.
  • Take a rapid COVID-19 test prior to gathering with family or elderly people. If you don't have test kits at home, find a community testing location near you.
  • If you test positive, stay home and contact your health care provider right away to get treatment. Don't wait until symptoms get worse.
  • Gather in small groups and outdoors if possible.
  • Keep rooms well ventilated.
  • Accommodate the highest-risk person at your gathering.
  • Wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask indoors.
  • When traveling, wear a -well-fitted mask—any mask is better than nothing.
  • Wash your hands to protect yourself against the common cold or respiratory viruses.
  • Pay attention to your mental health.

Free Health Resources

Safe, effective treatment for people who test positive for COVID-19 is free through health care providers and state resources. Treatment is available to most adults and children regardless of vaccination or insurance status . Make a plan now for how to access treatment right away if you test positive for COVID-19.

Learn about treatment options. Treatment may be accessed through:

  1. A health care provider

If you need help understanding your options or do not have a doctor, use one of the State-supported options:

  1. Test-to-Treat locations, operated by Optum Serve
  2. The COVID-19 Telemedicine phone line 833-686-5051 and website.
    Patients can go online 24/7 to make appointments. Most appointments are available from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. every day of the week. Additional after hours appointments may be available.

Note: Treatment in pill form (Paxlovid) is an option for those with COVID-19, but it must be taken within 5 days of symptoms starting. You should not wait until symptoms get worse to ask a doctor about Paxlovid.

Alameda County COVID-19 Community Support Team:
(510) 268-2101
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Easy Steps to Stay Well

Wearing a high quality, well-fitted mask provides protection against getting COVID-19 for you and the people around you. Talk to your medical provider if you have heart conditions or are immunocompromised. If you are considering not wearing a mask, ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you over age 65 or have a medical issue that puts you at risk of having a severe case of COVID-19?
  • Are you missing one or more of your COVID-19 vaccine doses?
  • Do you live with or visit people at risk of going to the hospital if they get COVID-19?
  • Do you interact with large groups of people at work?
  • Are cases high where you live or where you are going?

Stay Healthy, Alameda County

1000 San Leandro Blvd., Suite 300, San Leandro, CA 94577 | Ph (510) 618-3452 | Fax (510) 351-1367