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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


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 https://www.plumascounty.us/2761/COVID-19-Vaccine 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 www.plumascounty.us 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.

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Contingency Capacity Plan:


COVID-19 Update

November 12, 2020

Doug McCoy, CEO, Eastern Plumas Health Care

On November 11, 2 020 Eastern Plumas Health Care received notification of a fourth positive COVID-19 test result for Loyalton Skilled Nursing Staff members. We continue to test all staff and residents on a weekly basis. EPHC staff has notified resident's families. At the time of this press release all residents have tested negative.

The prevention protocols will help us continue to successfully identify possible cases and a potential outbreak to the facility and community.

Since the initial pandemic began, EPHC has...

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COVID-19 Update

July 17, 2020

Doug McCoy, CEO, Eastern Plumas Health Care 

On July 16, 2020 Eastern Plumas Health Care received notification of a third positive COVID-19 test result for a Portola Skilled Nursing Staff member. We continue to test all staff and residents on a weekly basis. EPHC staff has notified resident's families of the additional case. 

The prevention protocols vvill help us continue to successfully identify possible cases and a potential outbreak to the facility and community. 

Since the initial pandemic began, EPHC has been diligent in following both CDC...

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COVID-19 Update

July 10, 2020

Doug McCoy, CEO, Eastern Plumas Health Care

On July 9, 2020 two Eastern Plumas Health Care (EPHC) staff members were identified as positive for the COVID-19 virus. With strict prevention protocols already in place, EPHC immediately tested all of Portola Skilled Nursing Staff and residents which all came back negative. There are no new cases of COVID-19 in the Skilled Nursing facility as a result of this situation.

The ongoing prevention protocols were successful in not only identifying an asymptomatic case but prevented a potential outbreak to the facility and...

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COVID-19 UPDATE

July 8, 2020

Eastern Plumas Health Care has received two positive COVID-19 test results for employees in our Portola Skilled Nursing Facility.

Precautions were put into place in both our Portola and Loyalton facilities beginning March 3, 2020. These precautions include no visitors, a separate employee entrance, testing and daily screening. These precautions remain in place. Employees and residents will be tested weekly. Staff is notifying our resident’s families.

This is all the information that will be released at this time. Further information will be released as necessary. Thank you for respecting the privacy of our...

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