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Butte County Private Well Information – Post Fire Well Safety and Testing Guidelines

It is possible that creeks and rivers flowing from the fire affected areas may have elevated levels of heavy metals, including: Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Cadmium, Selenium, Lead as well as Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH’s). Property owners who have private wells and live near creeks or rivers should consider testing for the presence of these heavy metals and PAH’s in their well water. Residents in these areas should drink bottled water until well water is tested and confirmed free of contamination. Please refer to Butte County Environmental Health’s Post Fire Well Safety and Testing Guidelines for further information.

LiveHealth Online

Using LiveHealth Online, Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal members can visit with a doctor, therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist through live video from a smartphone, tablet or computer. When you can’t see your own doctor, use LiveHealth Online for non-emergency conditions like the flu, fevers, diabetes and pinkeye. Doctors can even send  prescriptions directly to your pharmacy if needed.

Need help using LiveHealth Online? Call 1-888-LiveHealth (TTY 711). Don’t wait until your next sick day.  Sign up today!

Emotional Wellness

The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This is a toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service. Call 1.800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained counselor.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a Behavioral Health Crisis situation, you can reach the Butte County Behavioral Health Crisis Line at 530.891.2810

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