Cancer Center - Emergency Medical Services
If you need emergency medical services for a life-threatening condition, please call 911.
Call the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center only after you have made arrangements to get to the Emergency Room.
Non-emergency calls can be made 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please call our office at (530) 582-6450.
Notify us immediately if you exhibit any of the following symptoms:
- New fever of 100.4 F. or 38 C. degrees or greater
- Uncontrollable nausea or vomiting
- New or uncontrolled pain
- Chest pains or shortness of breath
- Severe shaking or chills
- Bleeding from the nose or gums
- Blood in the urine
- Black, tarry bowel movement
- Severe diarrhea
- Constipation with intense abdominal cramping
- Changes in your vision or hearing
- Increased bruising or pinpoint red or purple spots anywhere on the body
- New numbness or tingling of fingers or toes
Call during regular office hours (8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday) if these apply:
- If you have questions about your medication, treatment or side effects
- If you’re having nutritional problems
- If you need a prescription refilled
- Please call by 3 p.m. and have your pharmacy’s phone number available
- For narcotics such as Percocet, MS Contin or Oxycontin, plan to come into the office for a written prescription. By law, your pharmacy must have a written prescription. Narcotic prescription refills will not be handled on weekends
- If you’ve heard about a new treatment
If a medication is not working, call (530) 582-6450 and let us know. Chances are, we can prescribe or suggest something to make you more comfortable.