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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

Get Boosted!

October 25, 2021

EPHC Moderna Booster Vaccine Clinic

Protect Yourself And The People Around You.

Thursday, October 28, 2021 & Wednesday, November 3 - Graeagle Fire Hall 

7620 Hwy 89 Graeagle, CA Times: 9 am - 12 pm (Oct 28) and 10 am - 12 pm (Nov 3) - 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: 

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%

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

Plumas Health COVID-19 Information Portal

January 27, 2021

Plumas County Public Health has launched an Informational Portal for the COVID-19 Vaccine. Please see the press release below or visit the portal at or call 530-283-6188 if you do not have internet access. If you were placed on our waiting list, your information has already been added to PCPHA’s portal.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

January 22, 2021

Please see the information below from PCPHA regarding the COVID-19 vaccine in Plumas County. For the most updated information please go to PCPHA website at and select COVID-19 tab and then select vaccine tab. Public Health will have a vaccination information line 530-283-6188, which will be activated Monday, January 25 to assist with questions.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • There is not enough vaccine to meet the demand for vaccine across Plumas County, California or the country. Prioritizing the preservation of health care infrastructure, preventing hospitalization and death are...

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EPHC Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines

January 5, 2021

It is the goal of Eastern Plumas Health Care (EPHC) to remain in conventional operational capacity for as long as reasonably possible. If our operational needs shift, we will move into contingency capacity, and then to crisis capacity in order to remain functional as a hospital system. If at any time EPHC needs to move into contingency or crisis capacity, staff & local health officials will be alerted immediately.


Contingency Capacity Plan:

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