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Keep Your Family Covered

March 10, 2023

Take Action To Keep Your Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal covers vital health care services for you and your family, including doctor visits, prescriptions, vaccinations hospital visits, mental health care, and more. As COVID-19 becomes less of a threat, California will restart yearly Medicaid eligibility reviews using available information to decide if you or your family member(s) still qualify for coverage. So, if you have Medi-Cal, make sure you take the steps on this page to renew.


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COVID Is Still Here

March 9, 2023

Get Tested If You Feel Symptoms

Eastern Plumas Health Care offers COVID-19 tests to anyone. Contact the Portola clinic at (530) 832- 6600 for more information.


About COVID Testing

  • If symptomatic, patients will be scheduled with an available provider, see list of COVID-19 symptoms below.
  • If asymptomatic, patients will be placed onto a schedule to receive a COVID-19 test.
  • COVID-19 testing will occur Monday - Friday by appointment only.

    Our Winter ‘Health Highlights’ newsletter features stories about our clinics, healthy eating tips for the Holidays, a call for Foundation Members, information about the EPHC's Angel Tree, and a message from our CEO, Doug McCoy. 

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Health Highlights – Summer 2022

September 6, 2022

EPHC Community Newsletter

Our Summer ‘Health Highlights’ newsletter features stories about our Nifty Thrifty, our Urgent Access and Walk-In Urgent Access Clinic, our pediatric care, a call for Foundation Members, information on our Service Excellence Initiative, and a message from our CEO, Doug McCoy.

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Medical Clinics Closed For Labor Day

September 2, 2021

Just a friendly reminder - the Graeagle, Loyalton and Portola Medical Clinics will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021 for Labor Day.

EPHC Welcomes Robert Adams, DO.

February 23, 2021

As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Adams earned his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, CA. He is now seeing patients in the Graeagle Medical Clinic and accepting new patients. EPHC is happy to have him and his family join our community. 

Mondays through Thursdays at Graeagle Medical Clinic. 

To schedule an appointment, call 530-832-6600.

Dr Robert Adams

Tribute to Outgoing Acting CEO, and Welcome to Incoming CEO

May 6, 2020

Eastern Plumas Health Care Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas A. McCoy as the new Chief Executive Officer for Eastern Plumas Health Care. McCoy will replace Acting CEO Jayne O’Flanagan who is retiring end of this month. McCoy will start transitioning into his new role mid-May 2020, with the two of them working closely hand in hand during the transition. The EPHC Board of Directors is immensely grateful for the energy, vision and compassion that O’Flanagan dedicated to EPHC during her interim role as Acting CEO.

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End of Year Board Meeting

December 31, 2018

Board Changes

Eastern Plumas Health Care’s (EPHC’s) December Board of Directors meeting saw the changing of the guard, with long time Board member Lucie Kreth leaving her post, and Teresa Whitfield coming on to the Board for a four year term. Whitefield worked previously at EPHC as Chief Nursing Officer. All three newly elected Board members, including Whitfield and incumbents Gail McGrath and Harvey West, were sworn in by Kreth, who has also served as the Board’s Secretary.

The Board discussed committee appointments, with Whitfield requesting to be on the Quality Assurance Committee. This was an area she focused...

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New, In-House CNA Course Will Benefit Hospital and Community

December 5, 2018

Eastern Plumas Health Care will begin a new in-house training program for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) on December 3, 2019. This pilot program is the brainchild of Deborah Mancebo, Director of Staff Development for EPHC’s two skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Recruiting and retaining enough qualified CNAs is an ongoing problem for rural and remote hospital like EPHC, so this program offers the perfect antidote. Because the need was so great, Mancebo contacted California’s Department of Public Health and worked with them to create a program for EPHC that fits their guidelines. She will also be teaching the course. Training as a CNA...

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EPHC Welcomes New CEO

Eastern Plumas Health Care has chosen its new CEO, Jay Scutt EPHC’s Board Chairman reported. Todd Plimpton will take the helm on January 3, 2019. Plimpton replaces Tom Hayes, who retired from the position this past September. An accomplished attorney, Plimpton is CEO and Senior Partner at Belanger & Plimpton in Lovelock, NV. He specializes in representing local and state governmental services, including critical access hospitals, school districts, and fire departments. He has also served as public defender for several counties. Plimpton was a registered lobbyist for fourteen years, where he represented the interests of hospitals and school districts, among others. In...

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