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COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines at TFHS

TFHS is monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak closely. 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

Sign Up to Receive Vaccine Info Via Text Alerts

With recent news of the first COVID-19 vaccine, the community may have questions about what we know so far about the COVID-19 vaccine and its availability to the local Truckee/North Lake Tahoe community.

To receive vaccine updates, local residents should sign up for text alerts from their county's public health department.

Nevada County

Text Alerts: Text the word vaccineinfo to the number 898211
Call 211 or 1-833-DIAL211 to speak to a local specialist in English or Spanish, or if you have additional questions about the vaccine.
Nevada County vaccine web page

Placer County

Text Alerts: Text the word placervaccine to the number 898211
Placer County vaccine web page

The national COVID-19 vaccine roll-out is still in the early stages, and supplies of the vaccine are very limited. As production and availability increases, the counties anticipate being able to offer the vaccines more broadly under appropriate public health guidelines.

Please do not call your physician’s office, as they cannot schedule a vaccine for you. Nevada and Placer Counties are collaborating with Tahoe Forest Hospital to administer COVID-19 vaccines at the TFH Vaccination Clinic. Physician offices will not be administering COVID vaccines. The best place to find information about the availability and distribution of the vaccine in our community is from county public health offices.