The importance of vaccinations in stopping the spread of COVID-19 cannot be underestimated. Vaccination is a powerful tool for halting this deadly disease.¬†
The national COVID-19 vaccine roll-out is in the early stages, and supplies of the vaccine are very limited. As production and availability of the vaccine increases, we anticipate being able to offer the vaccines more broadly under appropriate public health guidelines.
Please do not call your physician‚Äôs office, as they cannot schedule¬†a vaccine¬†for you. The best place to find information about the availability and distribution of the vaccine in our community is from¬†county public health offices:
- Nevada County¬†text alerts! Text vaccineinfo to 898211 vaccineinfo to 898211 to receive vaccine updates from Nevada County. Learn more.
- Placer County text alerts! Text placervaccine to 898211 placervaccine to 898211 to receive vaccine updates from Placer County.
Vaccine Safety & Pregnancy
While getting the COVID vaccine as soon as possible is the safest choice for most people, trials testing the vaccine in pregnant and breastfeeding women have not been completed. We have prepared¬†an informational brochure¬†to¬†help you make an informed choice about whether to get the COVID vaccine while you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. If you have additional questions, please schedule an¬†appointment to discuss your concerns with a healthcare provider by calling (530) 582-6205.¬†Download Pregnancy and COVID-19 informational brochure.
Hospital Access & Visitor Policy
Effective August 11, 2021¬†Tahoe Forest Hospital is updating our current visitor policy. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a significant challenge in California. As a result, the State Public Health Office has issued a mandate that hospital visitors are required to show proof of vaccination; unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated individuals must show proof of negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before each visit. Learn more about Tahoe Forest Health System visitor policies or read the full CA State Public Health Office Order.
Our hospitals, clinics, and outpatient services are SAFE and OPEN. Please do not delay seeking treatment for urgent medical concerns. We are screening all patients on arrival and requiring masks and social distancing inside our facilities. So if you do need to visit us, you can be assured our strict safety protocols will keep you safe. View¬†our directory¬†for a full list of providers.¬†To schedule an appointment with any provider or service, please call our system-wide scheduling line at (530) 582-6205.
If you are experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, or diarrhea,¬†please call the Tahoe Forest Health System COVID-19 Hotline at (530) 582-3450, from 9am - 4pm, 7 days a week.¬†For all other questions related to COVID-19, please contact your county health department:
- Nevada County Public Health: (833) 342-5211
- Placer County Public Health: (530) 886-5310
- Washoe County Public Health: (775) 328-2427
- El Dorado County Public Health: Dial 211 on your phone
Free COVID-19 Testing
Free COVID-19 testing is now available in Truckee through Placer County Public Health. It is not necessary to have symptoms; however, pre-registration is required and can be done at http://www.lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123.
Please note: The testing location is run by an independent company, not Tahoe Forest Health System. Please direct all inquiries about the free testing program to 888-634-1123 or visit http://www.lhi.care/covidtesting for more information.
Protect Yourself & Stay Healthy
Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS) is monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak closely, working with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as county and state health agencies and other regional hospitals for the latest developments. The COVID-19 situation is being continuously updated, and we have implemented enhanced infection prevention practices for the safety of our community and staff members.
We've compiled up-to-date information about the symptoms, risks, and ways to protect yourself.
August 10, 2021
Hospital Visitors Required to Show Proof of Vaccination
December 16, 2020
Tahoe Forest Health System Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccine
June 11, 2020
New Visitor Policy Beginning Monday, June 15th
May 13, 2020
Tahoe Forest Health System Resumes Services Safely
April 28, 2020
Don't Delay Seeking Treatment for Your Medical Emergency
April 4, 2020
CDC Urges Face Coverings to Prevent Spread of COVID-19
April 3, 2020
Nevada County Reports first COVID-19 Related Death
March 28, 2020
Clinic Visits Limited
March 25, 2020
New Tahoe Forest Hospital Outpatient Lab Draw Location
March 24, 2020
A Message From Your Regional Healthcare Providers
March 18, 2020
New COVID-19 Hotline Number Announced
March 17, 2020
A Letter from Our President and CEO, Harry Weis
March 11, 2020
Limited Visitation, Controlled Access, and Prevention
Feb 28, 2020
Prevention and Protection
The most accurate and reliable information about COVID-19 can be found on the following websites.
- California Office of the Governor
- Centers for Disease Control
- Nevada County Public Health Department
- Placer County Public Health Department
- Washoe County Health District
- El Dorado County Health and Human Services
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