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The cost of healthcare during the current pandemic is a critical issue for many people, including worry about out-of-pocket costs for those who seek care and treatment for COVID-19. Tahoe Forest Health System is waiving out-of-pocket costs for screening and testing, and in most cases, the treatment of those with COVID-19 illness, since the beginning of the pandemic in March, 2020.  
Placer County is now offering free testing through an independent company in Truckee at the Old Gateway Center at 10990 Donner Pass Road. Testing is free to all, and it is not necessary to have symptoms of COVID-19 in order to receive a test. Anyone in a public-facing job, headed back to work, at a higher risk, or just concerned about COVID-19 exposure is encouraged to get tested. Pre-...
Tahoe Forest Health System announces new operating hours for its Financial Customer Service Office. NEW HOURS Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Saturday and Sunday, Closed Our Financial Customer Service Office can be reached by phone at (530) 582-3598 or in person at Tahoe Forest Hospital on 10121 Pine Avenue in Truckee, or at the Customer Service Office on 10875 Pioneer Trail in Truckee. Walk-...
Beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, outpatient lab services will resume at the main laboratory off the lobby of Tahoe Forest Hospital on 10121 Pine Ave. The Outpatient Lab will no longer be located in the Medical Office Building at 10956 Donner Pass Rd., Suite 240. Tahoe Forest Hospital continues its enhanced infection prevention practices for the safety of its community and staff members. Patients...
Our hospital facilities, clinics, and outpatient services in Truckee, Incline Village, and Tahoe City are SAFE and OPEN. The safety of patients and staff continues to be top priority as services are resumed carefully. We are screening all patients on arrival and requiring masks and social distancing inside our facilities. So if you do need to visit us, you can be assured our strict safety...
A message to our patients Here at Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS), we’d like you to know that the safety of you and your family as well as our valued healthcare team is the single most important aspect of our planning during this new phase of COVID-19. Right now, we’re busy preparing a carefully phased re-opening of our hospitals, clinics and outpatient services in Truckee, Incline Village and...
Tahoe Forest Health System proudly celebrates all nurses in our community during National Nurses Week, May 6‐12. Nurses play a vital role in health care every day, performing the most essential health care tasks in various medical settings. The nursing profession offers many roles—from staff nurse, educator, nurse practitioner, to nurse researcher – in which each strive to serve with passion for...
We want to offer our deepest and most sincere “thank you” to our community for supporting us every step of the way as we continue to navigate the pandemic crisis together.  I’d like to provide you with a brief update as we begin planning for a phased re-opening to resume our hospital, clinic and outpatient services over the next 5-6 weeks. 
Tahoe Forest Health System reminds you: your health is important; please don’t wait for treatment. All aspects of your health are important during the COVID-19 crisis. Please do not wait for treatment if you need urgent or emergent medical care. Delaying timely treatment can cause the condition to worsen or become an emergency that earlier intervention could have prevented.
The Incline Village Community Hospital Foundation is thrilled to announce that they have been awarded a $350,000 grant from the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation to support the IVCH COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
We are currently limiting clinic visits to ensure the safety of our patients and our staff. Any appointment that can wait will be postponed. However, if you feel you need to speak with a doctor promptly, our clinics offer telemedicine consultations. Please call your medical provider directly to discuss appointment options. Tahoe Forest Health System has implemented advanced infection prevention...
New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly urges Americans to wear cloth face coverings in public to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.   The CDC is advising the use of cloth face coverings, not medical grade or surgical grade masks, as N95 respirator masks should be saved for medical professionals. 
The Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation is humbled by the outpouring of community support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lahontan Community Foundation and the Martis Camp Community Foundation have each very generously granted Tahoe Forest Health System $50K for their COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. Their charitable contributions will help dramatically increase the Health System’s...
This is to inform you of important updates about the fight against COVID-19 in our community, so you and your family hear information straight from the local healthcare source.   We continue to see a growing number of positive COVID-19 cases in our region, and the numbers change every day. The regional area referred to includes Nevada, Placer, El Dorado and Washoe Counties. For specific...

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