Level III Trauma Center

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.

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Tahoe Forest Hospital

10121 Pine Avenue
PO Box 759
Truckee, CA 96160

(530) 587-6011

ER: Open 24/7

*Effective 10/11/2021, the main hospital entrance will be closed/locked at 6:00 pm daily. The ER entrance will remain open 24/7.

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Incline Village Community Hospital

880 Alder Avenue
Incline Village, NV 89451

(775) 833-4100

Open 24/7

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Level III Trauma Center

The Sierra-Sacramento Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency has verified Tahoe Forest Hospital as a Level III Trauma Center. 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.

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.

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COVID-19 Information

January 11, 2022

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.

For asymptomatic COVID testing, you must use the free COVID testing site available by an independent company (not Tahoe Forest Health System) at the Old Gateway Center at 10990 Donner Pass Road.  Testing is free, and it's not necessary to have symptoms in order to receive a test. Pre-registration is required and can be done at https://www.lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123.

If you are symptomatic and are experiencing any COVID symptoms, please call the Tahoe Forest Health System COVID-19 Hotline at (530) 582-3450, from 9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday.

On the weekends, if you are COVID-positive and looking for COVID-related medicines or medical advice, consider contacting someone on your healthcare team or going to an urgent care clinic. The Emergency Department at Tahoe Forest is open 7 days a week.