Level III Trauma Center

The Sierra-Sacramento Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency has designated Tahoe Forest Hospital as a Level III Trauma Center. This designation is followed by verification from the American College of Surgeons. This means our emergency medicine team has consistently demonstrated their ability to provide advanced trauma life support, evaluation, stabilization, and diagnostic services. Additionally, it allows our team to prioritize severely injured patients throughout their entire course of stay.

Emergency care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Visit an emergency room if you experience a life-threatening injury or illness, including fever in a newborn less than 3 months old. The skilled, professional staff at the emergency rooms of Tahoe Forest Hospital and Incline Village Community Hospital are always available to treat any emergent need requiring immediate attention.

Find Us

Tahoe Forest Hospital

10121 Pine Avenue
PO Box 759
Truckee, CA 96160


ER: Open 24/7

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Incline Village Community Hospital

880 Alder Avenue
Incline Village, NV 89451


When to go to the Emergency Room

Our emergency rooms are open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the symptoms or conditions below, don’t wait. Go to the ER. Our ERs are equipped to provide life-saving care.

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe burn or uncontrolled bleeding
  • Sudden or severe pain
  • Vomiting blood
  • Intense, crushing headache
  • Sudden dizziness or change in vision
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Broken bone or deep wound
  • Fever in newborns less than 3 months

Additionally, our hospitals have an onsite laboratory and diagnostic technologies, including x-ray, CAT scan, and ultrasound. Our physicians specialize in winter and summer sport injury, as well as worksite injury.

Emergency Room Physician and Insurance information

COVID-19 Information

Update: January 16, 2023

Please note Tahoe Forest Hospital is currently experiencing a large volume of phone calls regarding COVID-19 testing. We appreciate your patience, and we apologize that you may experience a longer than usual wait time due to the influx of phone calls we are receiving.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT TAHOE FOREST HOSPITAL TO INQUIRE ABOUT TESTING SERVICES. If you have an emergency, please do come to our emergency room located at Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Avenue, Truckee, CA. Please be advised that Emergency Department staff cannot provide medical advice over the phone.

COVID testing and treatment options