Your health is our number one priority.

Tahoe Forest Health System is monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak closely, and we are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our community and staff members.

COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Information - Nevada & Placer County

Please check the CDC and California State COVID-19 pages for the most up-to-date vaccine and booster shot information.

Where are vaccines available?

Tahoe Forest Health System

  • The Tahoe Forest Pediatric Clinic is providing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to established patients during regularly scheduled appointments, as well as during vaccine only appointments.  Call (530) 582-6205 to schedule
  • Our Primary Care Clinics in Tahoe City, Truckee and Incline will have both primary COVID vaccines and boosters available soon.  Please inquire with office staff during your next appointment.

Nevada County Public Health Department

  • 1-4pm Thursdays, while supplies last for 12+
    • Currently only offering boosters
    • Primary vaccines may be available upon request and as supplies are available
    • By Appointment Only, call 530-582-7814 to schedule
  • 1:30-3:30pm 1st and 3rd Monday each month (except holidays) for 6 months – 12 years old (primary vaccines and boosters)
    • By Appointment Only, call 530-582-7814 or schedule on MyTurn
    • Please note that due to winter weather/snowstorms, schedule may be adjusted as needed

Most local pharmacies continue to offer COVID vaccine.  Please visit or search pharmacy websites for vaccine opportunities in our area.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Hotline

If you are experiencing COVID symptoms and need nurse or provider support, please call the Tahoe Forest Health System COVID-19 Hotline at (530) 582-3450, from 9am - 4pm daily, closed holidays.

Free COVID-19 Testing

The state-run LHI COVID testing site in Truckee ceased operations on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Options for COVID testing:

  • Order one set of 4 free at-home COVID tests from  Limit of one order per residential address. 
  • Purchase at-home COVID tests from pharmacies and drug stores
  • If you are sick and want to be seen by a medical provider, visit our Tahoe City or Truckee Urgent Care Clinics for evaluation and possible testing

Options for COVID treatment:

  • Schedule a free virtual appointment with a medical provider.  This service is provided by the California Department of Public Health.
  • Call the Tahoe Forest COVID Hotline at (530) 582-3450 to speak with a nurse and schedule an appointment, if appropriate

Hospital Access & Visitor Policy

Our top priority is providing safe, quality healthcare for our community.  At Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS) locations, we embrace universal mask policy and follow strict infection prevention and control measures, according to the California Department of Public Health Order from January 23, 2023.
Well-fitting medical grade masks are required by visitors (age 2 and older) in clinical locations. Masks are available for distribution at all locations.
COVID-19 screening is completed daily on any visitor entering a TFHS location. Depending on the health system location, this may be conducted electronically via a screening kiosk, or conducted verbally by a staff member asking visitors a series of questions.

Web Resources

The most accurate and reliable information about COVID-19 can be found on the following websites.

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