News and Events
Plumas County Health Agency

November 18, 2020

Sharing local and relevant health and wellness information with Plumas County. Information on COVID-19 has been added to its own page. You can find it by clicking here

FREE COVID-19 Test Kits

May 11, 2022

EPHC Dispersal Event

These COVID tests are provide by PCPHA, and will include two at-home kits per person. The dispersal event happens in Portola, Tuesday, May 17th 10 am - 12 pm behind EPHC Business Office, and in Graeagle on Thursday, May 19th 10 am - 12 pm via a drive-thru at the Graeagle Firehall.

Urgent Access And Walk-In Urgent Access Now Offered At Portola Medical Clinic

April 21, 2022

Because our community has the need for urgent sick or injury visits and same day services for individuals visiting the area, we are proud to announce the Portola Medical Clinic is now offering an Urgent Access and Walk-in Urgent Access Clinic.

Portola Medical Clinic

To schedule an Urgent Access Visit, call the Urgent Access Clinic team at (530) 832-6666.


MON 8am – 4pm
TUE 12pm – 7pm
WED 8am – 4pm
THU 12pm – 7pm
FRI 8am – 4pm

Get Tested and Vaccinated in Loyalton

November 17, 2021

Saturday, Nov 20, Swabs and Vaccines At the Loyalton Medical Clinic.

This Saturday, November 20, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, the Loyalton Medical Clinic is offering walk-in appointments for COVID-19 swabs and vaccines.

For more information about this Saturday COVID-19 walk-in clinic, call the Loyalton
Medical Clinic at (530) 993-1231.

Get on the List!

November 8, 2021

Kids 5+ Now Vaccine Eligible.

Why should children be vaccinated for COVID-19?

Vaccination will help protect your whole family. Getting the vaccine will help keep your child from getting seriously sick if they do get COVID-19, and help keep them from spreading COVID-19 to others.

  • Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing serious illness caused by COVID-19.
  • Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been shown to be about 91% effective in childrenages 5 to 11, and the CDC has recommended its use.

Get Boosted!

November 3, 2021

EPHC Moderna Booster Vaccine Clinic

Protect Yourself And The People Around You.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - Graeagle Fire Hall 

7620 Hwy 89 Graeagle, CA Time: 10 am - 12 pm - APPOINTMENT ONLY

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series: 

  • 65 years and older
  • Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings 
  • Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18+ who...

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Get Tested! Portola Medical Clinic

October 21, 2021

Protect Yourself And The People Around You.

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

  • If symptomatic, patients will be directed to a provider triage line to see if an appointment is necessary.
  • If asymptomatic, patients will be placed onto a schedule to receive a COVID-19 test.
  • COVID-19 testing will occur Monday - Thursday between 3 - 4 pm by appointment only.
  • Test results are typically available 24 - hours after the test is administered.
  • Test is FREE!

Protect Yourself And The People Around You.

Eastern Plumas Health Care is offering FREE COVID-19 vaccinations and FREE COVID-19 tests to anyone. Contact the Loyalton Medical Clinic: 530.993.1231 for more information.

Patients can call ahead or arrive in the morning by 12:30 pm for a COVID Vaccination or a COVID swab test.

  • Beginning: October 8, 2021.
  • When: Every other Friday, 9 am to 1 pm.
  • Where: Loyalton Medical Clinic.
  • Test results are typically available 2 - 4 days after the test is administered.
  • Vaccines & Tests are FREE.

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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.

New Visitor Requirements

August 11, 2021

For your safety, the California Department of Public Health has ordered new visitor requirement to Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities. As of August 11, 2021, when visiting patients and residents at Eastern Plumas Health Care, you will need to show one of the following:

  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
  • Individuals who have not been vaccinated, or are only partially vaccinated, must provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours.

EPHC offers no-cost, in-house PCR testing, with next-day results (as supplies allow). To schedule...

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Ages 18-64 with Underlying Medical Conditions

March 16, 2021

In order to help administer COVID-19 vaccines in Plumas County, EPHC will now be scheduling appointments for EPHC patients. Patients must be between the ages of 18-64 and meet the underlying medical conditions listed below:

  • Cancer, current with debilitated or immunocompromised state
  • Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above
  • Chronic pulmonary disease,  oxygen dependent
  • Down syndrome
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (excludes hypertension)
  • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%